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post #1 of 36 Old 02-23-16, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Should I Continue My Tidal Streaming Service?

Should I Continue My Tidal Streaming Service?

This morning I started a 30-day free trial of Tidal Streaming Service. I selected the HiFi version that features lossless FLAC streaming.

I am just getting my feet wet with the service, so I have little to say yet.

Here is my question: How do I decide at the end of the 30-dayn free trial whether or not to keep the service?
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post #2 of 36 Old 02-23-16, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Search Results - For favorite groups, did a search yield a favorable showing of available songs and albums?

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Re: Should I Continue My Tidal Streaming Service?

I cancelled mine during the free trial...just not worth it for me.

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Re: Should I Continue My Tidal Streaming Service?

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I cancelled mine during the free trial...just not worth it for me.
At $20/month for lossless streaming, value is a big question. Considerations:
  • Can I get enough music that I want that I do not already own to make it worthwhile?
  • Is the service's convenience enough of a factor to make it worthwhile?
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Re: Should I Continue My Tidal Streaming Service?

I decided to keep Tidal because on my system the SQ is noticeably better than the other streaming services I have tried. All of the services have a large catalog and features for finding new music. The other thing about Tidal is I love the live concert streams and the video. I am not spending $$$ on a high end audio system only to listen to degraded sound quality to save $10 a month so for me it was worth it. The video streaming was a bonus.
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Re: Should I Continue My Tidal Streaming Service?

Guys - please think of Kanye West and his family. He has bills to pay and really needs your support. Your Tidal membership is crucial to his survival.
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Guys - please think of Kanye West and his family. He has bills to pay and really needs your support. Your Tidal membership is crucial to his survival.

Haha!!! Maybe that piece of garbage should try boycotting the bill collectors. It didn't work at the Grammys, maybe it'll work out for him with Capitol one.
20 bucks a month for a quality streaming service could be worth it IMO, if the catalog, and quality were there, and it was easy to use. Most people waste more than at McDonalds every week. Look at the return on that!


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Guys - please think of Kanye West and his family. He has bills to pay and really needs your support. Your Tidal membership is crucial to his survival.
I was actually thinking about looking into Tidal until you said this. Problem solved. No Tidal for me.
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Guys - please think of Kanye West and his family. He has bills to pay and really needs your support. Your Tidal membership is crucial to his survival.
If I was still a Tidal member I would cancel strictly because of him.

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If I was still a Tidal member I would cancel strictly because of him.

Lol! Agreed. What a disgusting human.


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