How to Download and Record Music from Tidal

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 7, 2021 5:14 PM.

Q: I have subscribed to the Tidal HiFi music streaming service thanks to Tidal's lossless quality that is better than sound with CD quality. It's universally known that High Fidelity audios require faster download speeds than common music files in other music services. There is no trouble getting Tidal streaming music when I'm in an area with a stable Internet. However, sometimes I would like to listen to Tidal HiFi audio tracks without an Internet connection. So the question comes, is there any solution to get Tidal music files for offline playback with no effort?

Can you download music from Tidal? The answer is positive. You can download Tidal playlists or albums to your phone. But you cannot download single songs or download Tidal music on computers. In order to make any Tidal audio files playable offline on different devices, here I will introduce complete tutorials for you to download Tidal music offline on your phone and computer.

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Part 1. What Is Tidal Music?
Part 2. How to Download Tidal on Android/iOS
Part 3. How to Download and Record Tidal on Computer
Part 4. How to Download and Convert Tidal onto Computer

1. What Is Tidal Music?

As the main competitor to Spotify, Tidal, the subscription-based HiFi music streaming service, focuses on offering high-quality music files and exclusive content, combining lossless audio and high-definition music videos, while Spotify is dedicated to give a wide variety of audio files and free subscription.

Tidal has become one of the most popular streaming music services, due to audio quality and unique content. Now, Tidal streaming music service has over 70 million tracks and 250,000 music videos. Here is the quality of Tidal music.

Standard Quality: 320 Kbps (AAC)

HiFi: 1411 Kbps- Lossless (FLAC)

Master:2304-9216 Kbps

2. How to Download Tidal Album & Playlists on Android and iOS

Since Tidal is available for mobile devices and supports downloading albums and playlists for offline listening, you can easily follow this simple tutorial to download Tidal music files on your devices. But you need to pay attention that mobile application with the offline mode is able to support AAC 320kbps only. Check the steps below to know how to download music on Tidal with a phone.

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Step 1. Please open the Tidal app for Android or iPhone.

Step 2. Choose the album or playlist you want to download by tapping the Search tab and search them.

Step 3. And you can click the Download button to start downloading process.

Listen to Downloaded Tidal Music Offline

After you download Tidal music, you can listen to these songs without WiFi and cellular data. Here is how to listen to Tidal offline on a mobile device.

Step 1. With WiFi and cellular data unavailable, open the Tidal app.

Step 2. Go to My Collection > Downloaded.

Step 3. Tap the track you downloaded to start to play it.

Listen to Downloaded Tidal Music without Turning Data off

You can also force Tidal to play downloaded tracks for you when you want to save cellular data without bothering to turn off cellular data.

Step 1. Choose My Collection at the bottom of the screen, and you will see there is a gear icon in the upper-right corner.

Step 2. Please click gear icon to open the Settings window, where you can authorize your device for playing downloaded Tidal streaming music by tapping the Authorize option.

Step 3. Once you have authorized the current device, you can choose the Offline button at the same Settings window.

3. How to Download Music from Tidal to Computer

Although the Tidal app is available for computers also, you cannot download music from Tidal from the computer. So here, I will provide another solution, which is recording music streams from Tidal with the help of TunesKit Audio Capture to download Tidal streaming music on the computer with the same quality as the original one for offline playback on any device.

TunesKit Audio Capture is an all-in-one audio recording software, featuring high-quality audio recording, ID3 tag editor, and professional audio converter. Put it another, it is capable of recording and downloading Tidal streaming music and save the recorded Tidal music to MP3, MAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B, etc with ease. Plus, it works on capturing audio files from Tidal playing music videos. Also, you can utilize this excellent audio recorder to record streaming music from Spotify, Deezer, and other streaming services.

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Key Features of TunesKit Tidal Downloader

  • Download and record unlimited numbers of Tidal streaming songs
  • Convert Tidal to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Keep and fix original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support multi-track recording, audio cutting and mixing
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How to Record from Tidal with TunesKit Audio Capture

Once you have installed TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer by hitting the Download button above, you can refer to the following guide to record Tidal streaming audio files with TunesKit software.

Step 1Open TunesKit Software and Set the Basic Settings

set capture preferences

Please click the shortcut icon on the desktop to launch the TunesKit audio recording tool, you will see the main interface with a list of downloaded and installed web browsers, media players, and other programs. You need to check out whether the web browser you usually used is included in the line. If not, you can click the + button to add any program directly. Also, you can set the output format for the captured streaming files by touching the Format button.

set output format

Step 2Rip Music from Tidal

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Open a web browser to enter into the official website page of Tidal, sign in to Tidal with your personal account, and locate to Tidal library. Now, you can start to choose and play the favorite Tidal music tracks that you'd like to record. TunesKit software will automatically capture the playing audio files. By the way, you can play multiple Tidal songs simultaneously.

Step 3Cut and Trim Unwanted Tidal Recorded Music

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If you are not one of the Tidal subscription members, and there are some ads existing in recording audios, you can use the splitting feature to cut and trim unwanted Tidal streaming music by clicking the Edit icon at each recorded audio track to set start time and end time.

Step 4Stop and Save Recorded Tidal Streaming Music

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You can quit the whole web browser or stop playing Tidal music files to stop the recording process. All Tidal audio files are saved in the destination folder. You can find downloaded Tidal music in the history folder. Now, you can transfer them to any device for enjoying them offline.

4. How to Download Songs from Tidal onto Computer

Another easy method to download Tidal playlists and songs to the computer is to use a dedicated Tidal downloader such as AudFree Tidal Music Converter. It is specially developed to help all the Tidal subscribers download and convert Tidal music to MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, or other common formats, so that users can play and listen to the Tidal music at any time anywhere. The following is the detailed instruction on how to download Tidal music streaming with AudFree Tidal Music Converter on Windows or Mac computer.

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Step 1. Launch AudFree Tidal Converter program on your PC or Mac computer and then find the songs or playlists you want to download. Click the + button to add them or just copy and paste the playlist link to the search box.

Step 2. Open the menu option on the upper right corner of the interface and select the Preferences > Convert to set the output format and other parameters such as channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc.

Step 3. Now click the Convert button and this Tidal ripper will start to convert Tidal HD songs for you. A few minutes later, you will find your Tidal music in the History folder.


So here you've got three different ways for Tidal music download on Android, iOS device, or on the computer. You can read them carefully and choose the one that suits you best. Hope you enjoy your Tidal HD music and now share your experience with us.

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