Hi-Fi music streaming from Tidal is just $1 for 3 months for the holidays

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Tidal music streaming (Image credit: Samuel Contreras / Android Central)

New Tidal customers can get a great deal on three months of service to see if Hi-Fi audio is all it's cracked up to be. Tidal's HiFi level comes with access to over 80 million songs with audio quality up to 1411kbps and is just $1 for your first three months (opens in new tab). If you're looking for even higher quality audio, you can check out HiFi+ for just $2. HiFi will renew for $9.99 per month after the promotion and HiFi+ will renew for $19.99.

Tidal has a few things going for it that make it the preferred choice for many starting with audio quality. We've gotten used to compressed audio losing the fine details in our music but Tidal has focused on delivering higher quality streams than its competitors since its inception. Even its cheaper plan has up to 1411kbps audio quality which is more than enough for clear listening on the vast majority of Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

Still, if you've got a phone with a Hi-Fi DAC or you've upgraded to a great set of wireless headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM4s you can get a lot more out of HiFi+. This level includes access to master quality tracks with up to 9216kbps. This level also includes Dolby Atmos and Sony's 360 Reality Audio support for a better listening experience.

If you've been thinking about upgrading to some better headphones or want to make the most of a Hi-Fi home stereo, you need the right content to play on it. Of course, collecting a shelf full of vinyls is a lot of fun but having quick access to nearly any song you can think of without compromising on quality is still very important.

Sign up for three months for just $1 Tidal HiFi

Tidal has a ton of competition from all sides with both Apple, Google, Spotify, and Amazon all offering music streaming services to compete. Some have even started implementing high-resolution audio. Still, Tidal remains one of the best music streaming apps on Android and if you sign up for HiFi+, 10% of your subscription will go directly to your most played artists.

When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Android Central, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.

4 Comments
  • Did the world really need yet another music streaming service?
  • Competition is good and Tidal was one of the first if not the first to offer Hi-Fi audio.
  • I prefer Tidal. Not bombarded with constant emails and ads. Have also never paid full price. Always come across promos for it. Most I have ever paid a month is $3.
  • This sucks because existing (but inactive) accounts aren't eligible.