Linux is an open-source operating system which is released in 1991. Tidal is a popular music streaming service that provides HiFi music. Yet, there is no Tidal Linux desktop app. Also, Tidal doesn't allow users to use Tidal music on other devices or platforms due to its music files are encrypted. In this case, you can't play Tidal music on Linux with ease.
If you search for the method to fix this issue on Google, you will see one way is to use Tidal CLI Client on Linux. This way is a little bit complicated and unstable. But we will show you the detailed steps to do that in this post. Besides, we will offer an easy way for you to use Tidal on Linux. Reading this post and you will see how to make it.
Part 1. How to Connect Tidal Linux via Tidal CLI Client
We know that there is no Tidal app for Linux now so you can't install Tidal on Linux for use. But we can get help from Tidal Linux client to enjoy Tidal music on Linux. That's to use Tidal CLI Client on Linux. It is a free and open-source command-line music streaming program. It supports Tidal users to find and stream music on Linux. To use it, you will need a Tidal account. Here we will show you how to use Tidal CLI Client to access Tidal songs and play Tidal Master and HiFi on Linux.
Step 1. Download and install the Tidal CLI Client app on your Linux PC via the NPM package tool.
Step 2. Start the Client app and then sign in to your Tidal account.
Step 3. Click ':' and type the title of the song in the search box to find the song.
Step 4. Choose the target song from the result list and play it. You can add the song to the queue by pressing 'N'.
Note: At present, the Tidal-CLI app doesn't offer a 'sign out' option. If you want to log in to your account, you have to delete the file that keeps the login info on your Linux computer.
Part 2. How to Get Tidal on Linux via DRmare Tidal Music Converter
Using Tidal Linux client app to access Tidal music is quite difficult for some users. And it is not stable enough. So, here we'd like to introduce another way for you to use Tidal player Linux. As users can't add Tidal music to Linux, so here you need to convert Tidal to plain audio files in advance. To do that, you need to find a third-party tool to help you.
In this part, we'd like to introduce a tool to help you out. If you want to listen to Tidal HiFi/MQA audio on Linux, you could check out the tool DRmare Tidal Music Converter. It is a powerful tool that can convert Tidal to MP3, FLAC, AAC and other audio formats. In this case, you can save and stream Tidal music on Linux and other devices.
Also, DRmare Tidal Converter allows you to adjust the output audio settings. And it can batch-convert Tidal tracks at a fast speed with high audio quality and original ID3 tags kept. After the conversion, you can save Tidal music files on your computer as local audio files. And then you can transfer Tidal music to Linux for listening offline.
DRmare Tidal Music Converter
How to Convert Tidal Music for Linux
To get music from Tidal for Linux with DRmare Tidal Music Converter, you need to install it first. Please touch the 'Download' button above to do that. After that, you could check out the detailed steps below to start to convert Tidal to Linux.
- Step 1 Import Tidal audio to DRmare
- Open DRmare Tidal Music Converter on your computer desktop. Then you can see the Tidal app will launch at the same time. Next, you need to log in your Tidal account and find the Tidal audio that you'd like to convert for use on Linux. When found, please copy the link of it and paste the link to the search box on the DRmare program. Then press the '+' icon to load Tidal music tracks to DRmare main interface.
- Step 2Customize Tidal output audio format
- In this step, you can set the output audio format for Tidal HiFi Linux according to your needs. Please touch the 'Menu' icon at the top-right corner of the DRmare main screen. Then choose 'Preference' > 'Convert'. Then you will see a new window. Now, you can adjust the output audio format, like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and more. You could also customize other audio parameters, such as bit rate and define the archive output tracks by artist, album, and so on.
- Step 3Convert Tidal songs for Linux
- Once finished the settings, you could click on the big 'Convert' button. Then the Tidal music files will be converted and downloaded to the format you set. And you can see the real-time conversion process on the DRmare main interface. After the conversion, Tidal music tracks will be stored on your computer. You can hit on the 'converted' icon to check them.
How to Play Tidal MQA on Linux
Now, you can transfer Tidal music to Linux for offline listening through the USB flash drive. Please refer to the simple tutorial below to transfer Tidal to USB and get Tidal music on Linux for playing.
Step 1. Plug the USB flash drive into your computer via the USB port.
Step 2. Find the converted Tidal audio files on your computer. You could locate them on your computer by clicking the 'Converted' icon on DRmare Tidal Music Converter program.
Step 3. Copy and paste the converted Tidal audio to your USB. Or you can drag and drop them to the USB flash drive.
Step 4. Connect the USB to flash drive to the Ubuntu computer.
Step 5. Choose a media player you like to enjoy Tidal music Linux.
Part 3. In Conclusion
In this post, you got two ways to use Tidal on Linux to listen to Tidal music you like. Using Tidal CLI Client app is quite hard for some users. In this case, you can try the second way. That's to use DRmare Tidal Converter. Then you can convert and download Tidal songs to local files on your computer. At last, you can add and play Tidal audio on Linux via a USB flash drive. Also, you can put Tidal music files on multiple devices you like for enjoying with ease.