Music streaming platform Tidal has announced some changes to its subscriptions including the addition of a free version to its service.
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What is Tidal HiFi?
While detailing how the music streaming platform is being remodelled Tidal stated on Instagram: “We’re just getting started, and we’ll continue to share updates as we build new products and features for artists and fans.”
Essentially, HiFi grants its users improved quality of music in comparison to the free version as well as no interruptions through ads during streaming. The service also offers offline listening and has data streaming reports such as My Activity to track your music preferences.
HiFi Plus customers will have the same access as those paying for HiFi, however, the exclusive tier also allows customers to enjoy new immersive audio formats and new benefits such as direct-to-artist payments and fan-centred royalties.
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How much are the new paid plans?
As mentioned, Tidal now has three tiers of how customers can use the music streaming platform, the free version as well as two other paid services.
The mid-tier subscription plan, also known as HiFi, costs $9.99 per month, which is similar to that of other streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.
Those looking to have access to Tidal’s most premium audio content can subscribe to HiFi Plus which is $19.99 per month.
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Fans celebrate their Tidal HiFi upgrade
Following Tidal’s platform shake-up, some fans who are subscribed to the service have taken to social media as they share their excitement about the new sound quality featured in the HiFi plan: