Tidal Streaming Service Announces Apple CarPlay Support

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Music streaming service Tidal on Wednesday announced its compatibility with Apple CarPlay, enabling subscribers to stream music through their vehicle's dash-integrated infotainment systems.

    The support comes via an iOS app update, which also includes interface harmonization with iPhone X screens, ensuring Tidal's default dark theme makes the most of those 5.8-inch OLED displays.


    The My Collection section of the app is the hub of Tidal's CarPlay integration, where listeners can gain access to their favorited tracks, albums, and playlists.

    As noted by The Verge, a special version of the Explore section will also let users find new music and podcasts, including the most played versions of both.

    The update follows Tidal's announcement last month that it was providing in-app support for Sonos speaker systems, allowing subscribers to control their Sonos home sound systems directly from within the Tidal interface.

    Article Link: Tidal Streaming Service Announces Apple CarPlay Support
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    how long until they announce their shutdown date?
  3. Kabeyun macrumors 68000


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
  4. TxExCxH macrumors regular


    May 16, 2014
  5. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
  6. OriginalClone macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2012
    I don’t understand all the hate for Tidal.
  7. ShadowYYZ macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2016
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    I have TIDAL and enjoy it over Apple Music. That student 10$ HI-FI tho. Why so much hate on it :/?
  8. Bbafett macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yeah exactly! That is the one app I want on Car play. Until then I don't have much benefit in using it.
  9. riverfreak macrumors demi-god


    Jan 10, 2005
    Thonglor, Bangkok
    Waze? CarPlay needs Clash of Clans!
  10. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Didn't hear much about Tidal in the last couple of month. Last thing I remember was the rumor they allegedly were inflating subscriber numbers...
  11. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    Interesting. This certainly is intriguing. can someone here comment on how Tidal works? Can I download the high-resolution files to my iPhone locally? I don't even have 3G where I live so I'm stuck playing songs I've downloaded to my device through carPlay or Overcast podcasts.

    I want Tidal for the better quality files but if I can't stream Apple music, there's no way I can stream tidal. Is there a limit to how much I can store offline?
  12. dmylrea, Dec 7, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017

    dmylrea macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    Why? Does their existence bother you?
    --- Post Merged, Dec 7, 2017 ---
    That's easy. Because it's not Apple. I find Apple Music useless, but I don't hate on it. I pay for Spotify, but use free trials of Tidal, and just got a free 6 month of Tidal HIFI. I guess either people don't like free or they prefer lossy music.
  13. AppleUser2 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I use it and like it. How did you get 6 months if you don’t mind me asking?
  14. dmylrea macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    BestBuy had a promo that started the week of BF...buy any CD (even a 99 cent one) and get a code for free 6 months of Tidal HIFI. It specifically said "HIFI" so it's not just their premium service. For new users only, so you'd have to create a new account if existing users wanted to use it.

    The promo ended 12/2.
  15. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014
    CarPlay without Waze and Gmaps nav options is like a bicycle without wheels.
  16. randomplaydo macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2014
    FINALLY! Now if they can add support for Echo and Google Home.... lol
    I'm already paying for two music sub services. I'm not adding a $20 third one to the mix.
  17. whyamihere macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2008
    This should really please all 10 of their subscribers who also have carplay.
  18. kyleh22 macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Google maps and spotify support needed before I consider a carplay headunit.
  19. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    My thought exactly. I forgot they were still even around.
  20. abbstrack macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    well considering it's partially owned by Jay-Z, an some of the animus I've seen on here previously for anything hip hop related (i guess hip hop doesnt play well with the apple fanboy set) then i'm not surprised at all.

    As a Tidal hifi subscriber though, I'm super pleased by this news. I'm frequently having to pull my phone from the dashboard compartment to change songs on Tidal, dangerously risking my life and others forever, and am happy i've got controls through the dash.

    The one thing i'm disappointed with is there is no search functionality..the carplay app seems to be geared towards discoverability or music that you've played previously..given the extensive library i'd love to be able to ask it play anything that i want.
  21. dmylrea macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    I tried the Tidal CarPlay app, and one thing that really disappoints me is how all music streaming apps look EXACTLY the same. Is it some requirement that the apps all look minimalist and boring? I know...driving, no distractions, but really, the console and it's apps (NAV, phone, etc.) in my car has more going on in it than any Carplay music app. SO BORING.

    I really hate the 5% visible shadow of the artwork. Most albums have some pretty good cover art...why can't we see it? Oh yeah...distraction. Except I can go back to my console's home screen and right there is a nice, colorful picture of the album art of the song that is playing. So why can't carplay apps show it?

  22. al2813 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Just posted another thread not seeing this one :-(
    Tidal does not load up on my unit although it does show correctly on the carplay home screen. Not sure what is the problem here....
    And yes I am one of the 10 subscribers who have carplay. Try and listen to Tidal MQA streaming through a PROPER Hifi setup and you'll never want to use Apple music or Spotify ever again.
  23. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    just curious. that's all.

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