Best Solution to Play Tidal on Apple Watch

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 14, 2020 6:15 PM.

When it comes to streaming music services, there is an incredible variety of options for all people to access. Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Google Play Music and so on are the big names in the streaming industry. However, with an emphasis on high-quality audio and a different business mode for its artists, Tidal is unique.

How about listening music from Tidal on Apple Watch? Tidal has announced its app is now available on a wide variety of wearable devices but Apple Watch excluded. But it is possible for us to enjoy Tidal music from Apple Watch by virtue of a third-party tool. Here we’d talk about the feasible method to help you play Tidal on Apple Watch.

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Part 1. Steps to Download Music from Tidal
Part 2. Steps to Control Tidal from Apple Watch

What You Need for Tidal Apple Watch Offline

TunesKit Audio Capture is a smart streaming audio recorder and extractor to capture and extract any sound on your computer including Tidal music with lossless quality and convert the recorded audios to many popular formats. With its help, you could use Tidal on Apple Watch even though Tidal is not integrated into Apple Watch.

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Key Features of TunesKit Tidal Music Downloader

  • Record and download songs, playlists, albums, artists from Tidal program
  • 6 plain formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B available
  • Preserve streaming music with the original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Support many customization functions and groove the songs even offline
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Part 1. How to Extract Music from Tidal to MP3

Now you could download and install the trial version of TunesKit to your computer. TunesKit will empower you to download music from Tidal to plain audio formats in four steps. Then you get Tidal on Apple Watch for offline playing when you work out.

1Add the Tidal app to TunesKit

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After downloading and installing TunesKit Tidal Music Downloader to your computer, open TunesKit and check the interface of TunesKit. If you don't see the Tidal app listed on the program list, you need to add the Tidal app to TunesKit by drag-and-drop. Or you could click the "+" button to add it.

2Adjust the output audio format

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Then you need to configure the output audio parameters by clicking on the "Format" button. There are six audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B, and you should pick the format of MP3 files among them and continue to configure the value of channel, bit rate, and sample rate for getting better audio quality.

3Begin to convert Tidal to MP3

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Once all the setting is done, you can launch the Tidal app from TunesKit and log into your Tidal account. Then choose to play a playlist or album from Tidal and TunesKit will record those music tracks from Tidal after several seconds. You can stop recording music from Tidal by clicking the "Stop" button.

4Trim and cut Tidal music tracks

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Now you could go to customize those recorded Tidal music tracks by clicking the "Edit" button at the rear of each track to open the service of audio customization. With the service, you could trim and merge all Tidal music tracks and edit the ID3 tags and other audio information. Then save all your edited music tracks to your computer.

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Part 2. How to Listen to Tidal on Apple Watch

After downloading music from Tidal, you’re prepared to import Tidal music to Apple Watch. At first, you are supposed to upload Tidal music to iTunes Library and then import Tidal music to iPhone. Finally, you need to sync Tidal music to Apple Watch.

1Import Tidal music to iTunes Library

Open iTunes on your computer. Click to Music on iTunes and then locate your Tidal music folder for uploading Tidal music by clicking File > Add File to Library. Choose the local Tidal songs you want to sync and hit Open to add them to iTunes.

2Sync Tidal music to iPhone from iTunes

Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable and tap the device button on the top right corner of iTunes. Turn to Music on the left menu bar and check Sync Music > Entire Music Library. Then press Sync bar to move Tidal music to Apple Watch.

3Migrate Tidal music to Apple Watch

Make your Apple Watch on the charger and turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone by clicking Settings > Bluetooth. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then click the My Watch option. Choose Music > Add Music to upload Tidal music you want to Apple Watch.

The process seems a little complicated to make Tidal music on Apple Watch, but it is the most effective way to let you stream Tidal to Apple Watch. Meanwhile, needless to carry your phone around just to listen to Tidal music, your Apple Watch is more than just capable of making your music time more enchanting than ever before.

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