Published on December 20th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson


Tidal launches Apple TV app

Subscription-based music video streaming service Tidal launched its Apple TV app late Wednesday morning letting subscribers access both Tidal’s entire library of music along with video content like concerts, live streams, and music videos directly on their televisions.

The app’s “Home” section displays recommendations and popular concerts, live streams, music videos, albums, and podcasts. And users can curate their own “My Collection” section, which can house all of their favorite content.

Tidal – similar in many ways to Apple Music and Spotify – launched in October of 2014 and claims to have over 48.5 million tracks and 175,000 music videos. The service offers Tidal Premium (lossy quality) subscriptions for $9.99 and lossless high-fidelity formatted music for $19.99.

Tidal screenshotThe Tidal app lets subscribers access Tidal’s entire library of music along with video content.

Tidal was purchased by music artist Jay-Z in January 2015. Since then, the service has been criticized for its high price subscriptions compared to various other competitors. The service claimed in March 2016 that it had three million subscribers, but industry experts believe the numbers are inflated.

A recent report said the service is facing money problems and could run out of working capital within the next six months. The company denied the reports stating the business continues to “grow,” but refused to give numbers on its subscriber base.

The Tidal TV app is a universal iOS/tvOS app and works with fourth-generation or later Apple TVs.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the AOL, the BBC, Associated Press, and United Press International.

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