Plex organizes video, audio, and photos from a user's collections so players can stream the media contents on it conveniently. As Plex has cooperated with Tidal in 2018, you are able to play Tidal on Plex easily. Millions of Tidal tracks, podcasts, live shows, etc. can be accessed through Plex's powerful library.
Now we will give you the guides on how to add Tidal music to Plex. You can choose the method you like and then use Tidal on Plex with ease.
Part 1. Get Tidal on Plex Directly
As a matter of fact, users can stream Tidal songs on Plex itself. You just need to subscribe to Tidal for listening to songs on Plex. There are two services Plex provides: Plex & Tidal Premium bundles ($9.99 per month) and Plex & Tidal HiFi bundles ($19.99 per month). We will show you the operation to make the subscription of Tidal through Plex.
step 1. Download and install the Plex Media Server desktop application on your computer.
Step 2. Open Plex. Go to the main Tidal page on the Plex site.
Step 3. Select the "Tidal Premium" or "Tidal HiFi" option on the bottom page.
Step 4. Create an account on the Tidal site. Sign in to your Tidal account on Plex.
You are now allowed to organize your Tidal media contents on Plex freely. However, you will encounter some issues when you follow this way. You have no right to purchase the Tidal songs on Plex. Besides, you can not download the songs form Tidal in Tidal's "Offline Mode". If you subscribe to the HiFi plan, you still can't get the "master-quality" on Plex.
Part 2. Play Tidal on Plex via DRmare Program
In this part, we will recommend you a tool - DRmare Tidal Music Converter to play Tidal songs freely on Plex. The DRmare software enables you to download Tidal songs as local files. More clearly, it converts songs on Tidal to AAC, MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B files. The Tidal tracks' format is changed into common ones in this way. That means you are able to save Tidal songs on Plex forever and listen to them offline anytime.
Furthermore, The DRmare Tidal to Plex Converter preserves the songs' ID3 tags for you. Running at a fast speed, the DRmare program will finish the format conversion between Tidal and Plex in a short time. Apart from the Plex, other music players are also available for you to stream the downloaded songs from Tidal.
The converted Tidal tracks are kept with original quality. You are inspired to set the parameters of the output Tidal files. In a word, the DRmare Tidal Music Downloader is a good choice for you to link Tidal to Plex.
DRmare Tidal Music Converter
Here we make you a detailed tutorial on the way to convert songs on Tidal for Plex. Please download and install the DRmare Tidal Music Converter on your computer at first.
- Step 1Import Tidal tracks to DRmare program
- When you launch the DRmare tool, you will see a clean interface. If you install the Tidal app on your computer before, the Tidal app will be opened simultaneously. Now please select some songs in Tidal and copy their links. Then paste the links to the search bar. Click the "+" button to add the songs to the DRmare software.
- Step 2Set Tidal output format for Plex
- Hit the "Preference" button on the upper right of the DRmare window. Choose the "Convert" option. Select the output format, channel, bit rate and sample rate as you need. If you set the conversion speed as 1X, the conversion process will be more stable. You can also archive output tracks by Artist or Album.
- Step 3Convert Tidal music for Plex
Tap on the "Convert" icon on the bottom. The DRmare Tidal Music Converter will download music form Tidal in batch. You can get the files in the history folder on your computer. You can get the whole converted Tidal tracks for Plex if you use the purchased version of the DRmare Tidal Music Converter. If not, you will gain a one-third Tidal file.
- Step 4Play Tidal music on Plex
Since you have saved all of the Tidal songs on your computer, please follow the guide below to add Tidal songs to Plex.
step 1. Install the Plex Media Server app on your computer. Launch it. Log in to the app with your account.
Step 2. Press on the "Add Library" menu > "Music" option. Choose the converted Tidal songs to load them.
Step 3. Your Tidal songs will then be able to work with Plex when you want.