Popular music streaming service, TIDAL has launched its Apple Watch app with offline playback support to continue listening away from an iPhone. Standalone apps on the smartwatch allow users to continue their listening experience without having to carry their iPhones by downloading songs in music apps to listen offline. Apple Music and Pandora support offline download and recently, Spotify also release the offline feature support on the Apple Watch.
Previously, TIDAL was exclusively available on Samsung smartwatches. And now, it is the fourth major music streaming service working independently on the Apple Watch. Now TIDAL subscribers can listen to its diverse music library on their Apple Watch and control playback, along with the freedom to download songs offline and listen on their compatible Bluetooth headphones.
The release notes read:
- Stream music and control playback of TIDAL directly on your Apple Watch, independent of your iPhone.
- Download all your favorite playlists and listen offline from anywhere without internet connectivity.
How to set up TIDAL Music on Apple Watch
As per the published setup instructions, it is very easy to set up TIDAL on Apple Watch.
- Download the app on Apple Watch via App Store
- On launching the app, a unique code will appear on the smartwatch.
- Then open link.tidal.com on your iPhone and register the given code.
- Once you have registered the code on the web portal on the iPhone, select ‘done’ on the Apple Watch.
Apple is accommodating competing third-party apps on its platform. Spotify and TIDAL are both Apple Music competitors offering attractive features like HiFi (lossless) music streaming, podcasts, offline downloads, independent Apple Watch, and more.
Download the app from the App Store with a 30 days free trial period. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch and requires iOS 13.4 or later and tvOS 12.4 or later on the smartwatch. The music streaming service offers different subscription plans starting from $12.99 to $39.00 per month. The service also offers HiFi music streaming family plans as well.