APPLE MUSIC VS. TIDAL
AppleMagazine|January 14, 2022
Streaming services such as Apple Music and Tidal, both of which have been present since 2015, are well-known for the exclusive content they offer.

The average listener, though, may not know so much about the two platforms. For that reason, we’re comparing them.

OFFLINE LISTENING AND LIBRARIES

All premium subscriptions to Apple Music and Tidal provide you access to a massive song catalog. No matter which service offers more content (Apple Music has 50 million songs, whilst Tidal customers have access to over 57 million), both allow you to build up a substantial music library.

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND PLANS

If you live in the United States, you’ll pay $9.99 per month for an individual Apple Music subscription. You then have access to all of Apple’s music and video content, new releases, and exclusives, and be able to stream and download content.

Individual subscriptions to Tidal are available at $9.99 a month, though costs may vary in other regions. Additionally, an individual subscription for $19.99 per month includes lossless “High Fidelity” sound quality and HD video.

Apple Music student subscriptions cost $4.99 per month and may only be obtained by logging in with the credentials provided by your school institution. Two student options are available from Tidal: $4.99 for the Premium subscription, and $9.99 for HiFi. To continue receiving these benefits, students must re-verify their eligibility at least once every 12 months.

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