#TidalForNoOne (Review)

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Will the new music streaming app, TIDAL, meet your listening needs?  Our writer says no.

Will the new music streaming app, TIDAL, meet your listening needs? Our writer says no.

Official TIDAL website

Official TIDAL website

Will the new music streaming app, TIDAL, meet your listening needs? Our writer says no.


Music streaming is something major in this day and age. With everyone using cell phones and auxiliary cords, CDs have really became a thing of the past, along with buying albums. Previously, apps like Spotify have done a great job giving the listener millions of songs, and now TIDAL comes along.

Co-owner Jay-Z did a wonderful job promoting the new music streaming app by creating a trending hashtag #TidalForAll and having a majority of major musicians join in on spreading the word about this new movement. But the real question is, is TIDAL worth $19.99 a month?

TIDAL boasts about its large music library and its lossless sound. For those who don’t know, lossless sound is Hi-Fi which is the best sound quality that has been created. It also boasts about how it will pay the musicians more along with exclusive tracks. But once again, is this all worth the price tag?

Jay-Z did a wonderful job promoting the new music streaming app […] But the real question is, is TIDAL worth $19.99 a month?”

TIDAL’s former CEO Andy Chen states that this streaming app isn’t for everyone by saying, “Spotify is for everyone. You don’t even need to pay! But for quality, you have to pay.”

But, what if you don’t have the sound equipment to use the HiFi sound? The service also offers TIDAL Premium which is only $9.99 a month but it doesn’t have the HiFi aspect of it.

With a subscription to TIDAL Premium and TIDAL HiFi, you still get the advantage of being able to watch High Definition music videos that the artist has released. Tidal also has an offline mode which means you can download songs and use them while not connected to a Wi-Fi or data source.

TIDAL is in competition with a lot of other music streaming app like Spotify, Beats Music, Pandora, and Google Play Music, which all do an amazing job at finding out where they stand and what they bring to the table. TIDAL hasn’t really been able to set themselves from the others because not many people have speakers or headphones that are really compatible with HiFi sound. As downloads show, TIDAL is a spectacular flop.  It’s up to you, but I feel TIDAL isn’t worth the money nor the time.

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About the Writer
Terrell Brown, Sports Editor
Terrell Brown is an excited member of Periscope and is a junior.  He hopes to benefit Periscope as a Sports Editor and an occasional A&E writer.  This is his second year on the staff and his hobbies and interests include soccer, performing at open mics, spending his mom’s money and maintaining his happiness.

3 Responses to “#TidalForNoOne (Review)”

  1. Julia Pantleo on April 23rd, 2015 12:32 pm

    I think that it’s the price tag that’s sending people away. Why spend 9.99 (for the lower quality one) when you can get the same sound for free? HD videos can be found on youtube, which is as easy as opening a new tab.


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  2. Bailey Chambers on May 12th, 2015 10:00 am

    I like the idea of an offline mode where you can still listen to music without data, but I’m not sure if I would spend $20 a month for it.


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