3 months TIDAL Hi-Res streaming music service worth £19.99 per month for free (and get access to Jay-Z's new album from 30/6 if that's your thing)
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3 months TIDAL Hi-Res streaming music service worth £19.99 per month for free (and get access to Jay-Z's new album from 30/6 if that's your thing)

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Found 26th Jun 2017Edited by:"miffyl"
It's been over 6 months since I first posted this and it still works.
If you have an Android device or know someone who does, install Sennheiser CapTune and then take a free 3 month trial of Tidal. On your own device (Android or Apple) install Tidal and log in with your new details.


You can cancel immediately so don't have to worry about forgetting to cancel in the future.

I'm on my 3rd consecutive subscription
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Tidal is £20 a month? What the ****?
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It seems you have to install both the CapTune and Tidal apps, and then sign up to TIDAL from within the CapTune app to get this offer. Thanks OP.
Do you cancel subscription via Tidal or CapTune app, please point me to the correct part off app for cancelations?
If you're a fan of Jay Z his new album is released 30th June on Tidal.
paulb77

If you're a fan of Jay Z his new album is released 30th June on Tidal.



Exactly the reason i'll be taking up this offer. Thanks OP.
This is obviously a good deal but the usual price, considering they're playing massive catch up with the rest, is astonishing
Tidal is £20 a month? What the ****?
It's £20-00 a month for the Hi-Res offering. If you've got the equipment (and ears!) to appreciate it I personally think it's worth it, especially with MQA/Master. 2 CD's in old money is still pretty good value.
Edited by: "RobinA" 26th Jun 2017
dsdavis6

This is obviously a good deal but the usual price, considering they're … This is obviously a good deal but the usual price, considering they're playing massive catch up with the rest, is astonishing



They are the only guys offering unlimited high res streaming so surely they are ahead of the game in some respects?
imthebest

They are the only guys offering unlimited high res streaming so surely … They are the only guys offering unlimited high res streaming so surely they are ahead of the game in some respects?



Tidal are charging a premium for something that most people don't care about....youtube sound quality is good enough for most people.​
drivel2 h, 33 m ago

It seems you have to install both the CapTune and Tidal apps, and then …It seems you have to install both the CapTune and Tidal apps, and then sign up to TIDAL from within the CapTune app to get this offer. Thanks OP.



Do you cancel subscription via Tidal or CapTune app, please point me to the correct part off app for cancelations?
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Pateo

Do you cancel subscription via Tidal or CapTune app, please point me to … Do you cancel subscription via Tidal or CapTune app, please point me to the correct part off app for cancelations?


It's through Tidal.
On Android, My Music > cog top right > Manage Subscriptions > Subscription > Cancel my subscription


davetherave00

Tidal are charging a premium for something that most people don't care … Tidal are charging a premium for something that most people don't care about....youtube sound quality is good enough for most people.


You can choose a lower quality for a lower price. £19.99 is for the higher quality audio. A bit like 4k on Netflix.
I've researched this endlessly, but still not clear whether I'll get any real benefit from the FLAC audio when listening from my phone (which is what I'll be doing mostly, with Sennheiser CX300 ii earphones) on a Galaxy S5. Anyone got any thoughts?
I could tell between 320kps and fkac when on the move. But at home with Hifi earphones.... Maybe. But only maybe

Anyone got any thoughts?


It's a free trial, and you can change the quality in the App - so give it a go. Only you and your ears will be able to say if it's worth it.
steveyboy79

I've researched this endlessly, but still not clear whether I'll get any … I've researched this endlessly, but still not clear whether I'll get any real benefit from the FLAC audio when listening from my phone (which is what I'll be doing mostly, with Sennheiser CX300 ii earphones) on a Galaxy S5. Anyone got any thoughts?



​Listen to the same tracks in both 320 MP3 and FLAC, and let your ears tell you if it's worth it or not.
imthebest

They are the only guys offering unlimited high res streaming so surely … They are the only guys offering unlimited high res streaming so surely they are ahead of the game in some respects?



Don't Deezer also do that but with a bigger library and for £15?
DemonIT

Don't Deezer also do that but with a bigger library and for £15?



Just double checked and yes - £15 for 12 months then £20....

deezer.com/pay…%3D
Nice.
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DemonIT

Just double checked and yes - £15 for 12 months then … Just double checked and yes - £15 for 12 months then £20....https://www.deezer.com/payment/go.php?ui=0&code=Y625h4SGuJRxhrKxr6R3hnqEf95lbGuabZtpYW5rspGvYpZoZg%3D%3D


Link doesn't work - try this
deezer.com/off…nos
Looks like Elite is for Sonos owners only.

Article explaining all the streaming services here:
techadvisor.co.uk/rev…53/

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The big selling point for Tidal, and one of the only things that sets it apart from its cheaper rivals at the moment, is the ability to listen to high-fidelity, lossless tracks. This essentially means that you'll be getting CD-quality sound rather than the compressed quality of an MP3.
For the audiophiles among you, Tidal's quality offering are broken down into Normal, High and HiFi. Normal is AAC+ 96kbps, High is AAC 320 Kbps (which is what you'll get if you sign up to Spotify's Premium subscription or Deezer's Premium+), and HiFi, which means you'll get 16bit/44.1 KHz 1411 Kbps FLAC files.
It's worth noting, though, that without good headphones you're not going to get the most out of Tidal's HiFI offering.

Deezer actually offers a lossless HiFi option, too, but only for Sonos customers. It's called Deezer Elite, and you should get an email offering an upgrade if you start using Deezer with your Sonos speaker system.
I can definitely tell the difference in quality when playing through my hifi but the main reason I didn't keep up the subscription was that Spotify is just nicer to use and gives better suggestions, plus when sharing on a family account it's ~9x cheaper than than this
davetherave00

​Listen to the same tracks in both 320 MP3 and FLAC, and let your ears t … ​Listen to the same tracks in both 320 MP3 and FLAC, and let your ears tell you if it's worth it or not.



​Fair point and thanks for the reply. Guess I'm wondering whether to take this trial now or wait until I can afford better kit. May as well go for it.
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steveyboy79

Fair point and thanks for the reply. Guess I'm wondering whether to take … Fair point and thanks for the reply. Guess I'm wondering whether to take this trial now or wait until I can afford better kit. May as well go for it.



I'm on my 3rd trial - as long as you have another email address and method of payment (PayPal or credit/debit card), there seems to be no other validation.
Has anyone tried the trial and downloaded songs to listen offline? Trying to do it and it says device cannot be authorised for offline use. Is this because it's a trial or because of gremlins in the works?
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swelsbyuk

Has anyone tried the trial and downloaded songs to listen offline? Trying … Has anyone tried the trial and downloaded songs to listen offline? Trying to do it and it says device cannot be authorised for offline use. Is this because it's a trial or because of gremlins in the works?



You need to authorise devices that can download in your settings.
Arghhhh signed up yesterday for 1 mth
Can i upgrade it to 4k streaming?
steveyboy79

I've researched this endlessly, but still not clear whether I'll get any … I've researched this endlessly, but still not clear whether I'll get any real benefit from the FLAC audio when listening from my phone (which is what I'll be doing mostly, with Sennheiser CX300 ii earphones) on a Galaxy S5. Anyone got any thoughts?



No, you won't get any more benefit out of tidal than you would spotify. It takes significantly more expensive headphone setups to be able to articulate the difference between lossless and conventional files.
paulb77

If you're a fan of Jay Z his new album is released 30th June on Tidal.



It most certainly is.. because he owns Tidal.
schnide

It most certainly is.. because he owns Tidal.


Likewise Beyonce's award winning Lemonade album has only ever been available on Tidal - same reason as Jsy Z.
Where is the 3 months trial? I can only see one month
Word of warning. I was a subscriber to Tidal for over a year. Enjoyed the service and always great quality but it was just too expensive for how often I used it. So I cancelled my subscription. 6 months later I get an email saying I've been charged again through paypal. Asked for a refund as I hadn't authorised this and their customer service rep basically called me a liar and said I'd logged in and used the service and there's no way they're issuing a refund. If you google this you will see that this isn't a one off incident and it's happened to a lot of people. For that reason as good as the service was I wont tolerate being robbed and I will never ever use the service again.
It also works if you install the App on Iphone ./ IOS too...

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Stu99

It also works if you install the App on Iphone ./ IOS too...


Excellent - couldn't find CapTune on appstore.
Cracking deal - Thanks a bunch
mart86

Word of warning. I was a subscriber to Tidal for over a year. Enjoyed … Word of warning. I was a subscriber to Tidal for over a year. Enjoyed the service and always great quality but it was just too expensive for how often I used it. So I cancelled my subscription. 6 months later I get an email saying I've been charged again through paypal. Asked for a refund as I hadn't authorised this and their customer service rep basically called me a liar and said I'd logged in and used the service and there's no way they're issuing a refund. If you google this you will see that this isn't a one off incident and it's happened to a lot of people. For that reason as good as the service was I wont tolerate being robbed and I will never ever use the service again.


Probably a good idea to use a pre paid card with limited credit in this case.
I only see 30 day trial
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abdbaas

Where is the 3 months trial? I can only see one month



pr10rflanker

I only see 30 day trial



In Android it's
Menu > cog (top right) > TIDAL > Login > Sign up
3 months still showing
abdbaas

Where is the 3 months trial? I can only see one month

pr10rflanker

I only see 30 day trial



Thanks....will check again.
miffyl19 h, 26 m ago

Excellent - couldn't find CapTune on appstore.


its there?....id originall searched sennheiser and its therefor iphone.. did the sign up throuhg there to get the three months, then added the service into the Sonos Home app to give it a try..
I almost signed up to these but then they introduced MQA and I just felt dirty...
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