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Definition: TIDAL


An HD music audio and video streaming service from Norway-based Aspiro AB, which is owned by S. Carter Enterprises (Jay Z). Introduced in 2014, TIDAL is a paid service that streams to desktop, mobile and network player devices. More than 50 million song titles and 200,000 music videos are available, which can also be downloaded for offline playback.

TIDAL X and TIDAL Rising
TIDAL X unites artists with their fans by live streaming events as well as inviting TIDAL subscribers to concerts and other venues.

TIDAL Rising creates a wider audience for artists who have a fan base but do not yet have worldwide recognition. TIDAL provides press photos, PR and tour support for rising artists. See high-resolution audio.




Resolution Choices
TIDAL offers its subscribers a choice of streaming resolution. For cellular listeners, a lower music quality means fewer bytes of data are transmitted, which may impact the user's data plan or be better in highly congested cells.