How to get Tidal HiFi for free

TIDAL is a Norwegian subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that offers audio and music videos. Listen to music exactly as the artist intended in Hi-Fi, MQA, or immersive sound formsts like Dolby Atmos or 360 Reality Audio.

TIDAL is the first global music streaming service with high fidelity sound, hi-def video quality. Since January 2017, its £20 ($20) per month HiFi tier has granted access to hi-res (typically 24-bit/96kHz) Tidal Master streams, encoded using MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology. However, competition becamed fierce when Amazon announced that its hi-res-inclusive Music HD tier will now be free for all Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers and Apple Music offered subscribers lossless audio (and Spatial Audio) at no extra charge. On NOV 17, 2021, Tidal finally responded by launching a free tier and a new, less pricey hi-fi subscription.

Tidal is upgrading its standard paid plan to include lossless and high-resolution audio. Now known as Tidal HiFi, the $9.99-per-month tier offers the improved music quality (up to 1411kbps) and also adds “offline capabilities, access to features like Tidal Connect and My Activity, which provides individualized daily listening insights.”

  • HiFi - $10.99 a month with HiFi Quality Sound (Up to 1411 Kbps)
  • HiFi Plus - $19.99 a month with Master Quality audio (up to 9216 Kbps), and immersive audio - 360 Reality Audio, Dolby Atmos Music
  • Family HiFi - $16.99 a month including up to 5 additional family members totaling 6 on the account. HiFi Quality Sound (1411 Kbps)
  • Family HiFi Plus - $29.99 a month including up to 5 additional family members totaling 6 on the account. Innovative Audio Formats(up to 9216 Kbps), Master Quality audio, and immersive audio - 360 Reality Audio, Dolby Atmos Music

Both of Tidal’s new HiFi tiers will be available internationally, while the free tier is exclusive to the USA. But the company plans to extend the free tier to other markets in the future. Even though TIDAL music launched free plan for US users, if you wish to listen to high-quality lossless sound quality, you will have to buy their subscription plan.

Option 1 Sign up TIDAL Free Trial

If you are new to Tidal, don't miss the 30 days free trial. Go to , select HiFi or HiFi Plus, and click Start Free Trial. Sign up or log in and follow the on-screen instructions to start your free trial. If you don't want to pay for Tidal after free trial, remember to cancel Tidal subscription before free trial ends.

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Option 2 Enjoy 3 months of TIDAL HiFi Plus for $2 or TIDAL HiFi for $1

TIDAL has just announced its holiday season promotional offer - three-month HiFi subscription for just $1 (usually $9.99/month) and a HiFi Plus subscription for just $2 (usually $19.99/month). Promotional campaign runs until 2/1 for new TIDAL users only. The promotional campaign can only be used once. After the promotional period, you continue to listen for $9.99 / month for a HiFi subscription or $19.99 / month for a HiFi Plus subscription. TIDAL HiFi and HiFi Plus offer free trial, but only for 30 days. So the promotion is very worth it. Both the promotion and free trial requires new users, so you can only choose one. Of course, you can always choose to subscribe to TIDAL’s free plan, but only if you’re in the United States. The plan offers subscribers access to the service’s entire music catalog and playlists, with limited interruptions.

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HiFi for Standard, Family, Student, Military and First Responder are all $1 for 90 days. HiFi Plus for Standard, Family, Student, Military and First Responder are all $2 for 90 days.

Can I get free Tidal from T-Mobile/Sprint?

No. T-Mobile/Sprint is ending free Tidal subscriptions .

Way back in 2017, Sprint made a big investment buying a 33% stake in Tidal. In 2018 Sprint began offering Tidal as a benefit of the Unlimited Plus plan and Unlimited Premium plan. With the Sprint and T-Mobile merger in April 2020, Tidal has still remained on select plans as customers converted from the Sprint biller to the T-Mobile biller. However, T-Mobile has decided it is time to fully move on.

T-Mobile will begin the process to sunset the Tidal service as a plan benefit from August 1st 2024. Tidal is to not be offered even if customers move to a formerly eligible as of August 1st. The official end of Tidal for T-Mobile plans is set for September 1st, 2023.

However, it is offering 90-day trial for new users in Poland. You get the first 90 days for free, after that 19,90 PLN will be added to your monthly billing. You will not be charged for any data usage!

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Option 3 Free 3 month TIDAL HiFi Plus trial with your Mercedes me account

Mercedes-Benz A-class owners can get 3 months TIDAL HiFi Plus trial. To use this service, the customer must register in the Mercedes me portal, agree to the terms of use for Mercedes me connect services, link the vehicle in question to their user account and activate the online music service.

  • Head to the Mercedes me portal to create your new TIDAL account.
  • Log in with your Mercedes me username and password.
  • Select the image of your vehicle, then head to the online music icon.
  • Scroll down to activate your new TIDAL account, and enter your preferred email/username and password.
  • "Sign Up" to confirm your account creation. Then, download the desktop and mobile apps on iOS or Android and log in.
  • Start listening! Create your own playlists, offline music to listen on the go, or try our custom Mercedes-Benz playlists.

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Option 4 How to get Tidal for Free forever?

Is there any way to get TIDAL for free forever? Well, with the right tool, you can download TIDAL songs/albums/playlists to your computer as local files. You can play the songs with any player on any device even after cancelling TIDAL subscription. What's more, it allows you to download lossless songs in FLAC, WAV or AIFF format.

Tidal Music Converter

Tidal Music Converter

  • Download Tidal music to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.

1. Run Pazu Tidal Converter

Download , install and run Pazu Tidal Converter on your Windows, which features a built-in Tidal web player.

Tidal converter

If you have purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

2. Log in your Tidal account

Follow the onscreen instructions to log in yout Tidal account.

Log in Tidal

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3. Choose output format

The default output format is M4A. Pazu Tidal Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. Click the Gear icon on the top right corner to change output format or output folder if you need.

You can also customize output song name with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number, Playlist Index.

download Tidal songs to FLAC

4. Add songs

Click any playlist you want to download.

download Tidal songs to FLAC

Then click the red icon to load songs. All songs in the playlist will be added by default. You can uncheck the songs you don't want to get.

download Tidal songs to FLAC

5. Click Convert button

Click Convert button to start downloading Tidal music to the format you choose.

download Tidal songs to FLAC

After conversion, click the folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded Tidal songs in the format you choose. You can then transfer and play it anywhere.

download Tidal songs to FLAC