How to Connect Tidal to an Amplifier
Tidal is a music streaming service that offers tons of CD-quality and beyond-CD quality audio tracks. Its subscription tier, Tidal HiFi, costs $20/month and lets you listen to those tracks in true lossless or CD quality, but it also offers higher resolution (up to 24 bit/96 kHz) tracks, which it calls “Master Quality Authenticated” or “MQA” streams.
Tidal Connect is a new feature that makes it easier to wirelessly stream audio from the Tidal app to any compatible device, including stereos and home audio systems. It works like Bluetooth and AirPlay, but it relies on wi-fi.
First, you need a Tidal subscription and two wi-fi devices that support Tidal Connect. These can be your phone, tablet or computer and a Tidal-compatible audio device, such as a stereo or speaker.
Once you’re connected to a wi-fi network, you can simply start the Tidal app and the device you want to use will appear in the options. Select the device, and the Tidal app will automatically start playing your music. You’ll have complete control over your music playback, and you won’t have to worry about interruptions from a phone call or other activity, unlike Bluetooth or AirPlay.
Another benefit of using Tidal Connect is that it uses less battery power than Bluetooth or AirPlay, since you’re not actually streaming anything from your device, just allowing the Tidal app to find and connect to your devices. Moreover, you won’t have to deal with range limitations that can occur when Bluetooth is used, because Tidal Connect requires only a single wireless connection.
Then there’s the fact that many Tidal Connect-enabled devices are surprisingly cheap. The best ones are usually around $40, but there are plenty of other devices that will still work well. The easiest way to see if a device supports Tidal Connect is to check with Tidal’s official website.
If the device you’re considering has Tidal Connect built-in, it will have a dedicated icon in its settings menu that will show up when you open the Tidal app on it. This means that you can quickly select it from the list of recieving devices and start listening to your music in Tidal’s high fidelity sound quality.
One of the best parts of Tidal Connect is that it’s very easy to set up and use. It’s very similar to Bluetooth or AirPlay in that it requires a few clicks and taps to set up.
You’ll also have the option to download your music files directly to your phone or tablet to free up space on the device, which will make streaming much more convenient when you’re on the go. You can even edit your music by long-pressing on a song and clicking on the “Track Edit” option to add extra effects or adjust the tempo of a track.
You can also use the Tidal app to create a playlist and share it with others, as well as to save your favorite tracks for future listening. And with Tidal’s extensive library, you’ll never run out of ways to discover new music and stay entertained!