Tidal Makes Sharing Music Platform Agnostic—Here’s How

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Tidal has released an update that makes sharing music a platform agnostic endeavor—which is how it should be across all platforms. Here’s a peek at the changes.

The new update allows Tidal users to share universal links to songs or albums that will open the music on any digital service provider (DSP). “Now with just a couple of taps, your friends can play any Tidal track, artist, or album that you share on their preferred streaming service—no fuss or feeling left out because they’re not on the same platform,” Tidal said in its change log notes.

While Tidal doesn’t mention any competing platforms by name, testing the new share with Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music works flawlessly. Tidal says it will support more music streaming services over time—so perhaps roll out for Deezer and Napster will happen then.

“To the friend using that ‘you’ve probably never heard of it’ platform, good news: we’re working to add your preferred service, too,” Tidal continues in the change log. Qobuz support incoming?

Either way—it’s a banger of a feature that means sharing music becomes less of a chore among the friend group. Instead of intentionally seeking out Spotify links to share with friends who are married to Big Green—now Tidal does the work for you.

It’s a feature that should be built into its competitors offerings too—sharing music should be about the music front and center. As it stands, if you don’t have an account with Spotify or Apple Music you’ll be asked to create one before the whole track plays. The move is one of many new features that has come after Jack Dorsey’s Square plunked down $297 million for a “significant majority” of Jay-Z’s streaming platform.

In 2023, Tidal dropped its subscription prices for hi-res audio to $11/month for individual users and $17/month for the family plan. The move puts Tidal on par with Apple Music when it comes to offering hi-res music and lossless audio—with Spotify left still playing catch up in that regard.