How to Play TIDAL Music on Plex


Plex is a global streaming media service and a client–server media player platform, which is famous for total control of personal media library on any device. It allows users to organize video, audio from collections and online services, and stream it to the players. The Plex media player app has expanded to include more than just the downloaded movies and music you own. It now offers the ability to stream music from the TIDAL subscription service. In this article, we will introduce 2 easy ways to add TIDAL music to Plex. Read on to find which one is suitable for you.

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Features of TIDAL that Plex Support

All Plex users can add TIDAL to Plex, and Plex PASS subscribers enjoy a number of additional music features, some of which are also available for TIDAL user who signs up through Plex, even free users. You can check from below:

TIDAL Premium Bundle TIDAL HiFi + Plex Pass Bundle

Specific music-related premium features:

  • Free activation of Android and iOS mobile apps
  • Automatic lyrics from LyricFind
  • Sweet Fades
  • Loudness Leveling
  • Visualizers
  • Advanced audio features (like silence compression)

All Plex Pass features!

That includes all features mentioned on the TIDAL Premium side as well as other premium features, such as:

  • Mobile Sync (for your Plex library content, not TIDAL content)
  • Plex Home
  • Live TV & DVR with compatible hardware
  • Premium Photo Libraries
  • Early Access & Betas
  • Plex Pass Perks
  • and much more!

Part 1: Get TIDAL on Plex Directly

If you are already a TIDAL subscriber, then you can directly play TIDAL music on Plex. And if you are not, you can also follow the tips below and get TIDAL on Plex directly.

Transfer an Existing TIDAL Subscription to Plex

Users who are already a TIDAL subscriber can add and manage TIDAL subscription through Plex, and play TIDAL music on Plex with ease. Check the steps below.

STEP 1 Open the TIDAL transfer page on the Plex site.

STEP 2 Choose the TIDAL plan you have: "Tidal Premium" or "Tidal HiFi".

STEP 3 When you are navigated to the TIDAL site, login your TIDAL account. Then it will transfer your subscription to be billed and managed through Plex.

Start a New TIDAL Subscription

For users that are new to TIDAL, you can start a subscription (including a free trial) right through Plex.

STEP 1 Visit the main TIDAL page on the Plex site.

STEP 2 Choose "TIDAL Premium" or "TIDAL HiFi" on the bottom page.

STEP 3 After being redirected to the TIDAL site, create an account there and link/authorize your TIDAL account to Plex.

You are now allowed to organize your TIDAL media contents on Plex freely. However, there are also some TIDAL features that are not available through Plex:

  • While the HiFi plan does have access to lossless quality music in Plex, it does not have access to “master-quality” (MQA) music when played through Plex.
  • You cannot download TIDAL music to Plex mobile apps for TIDAL’s “Offline Mode”.
  • You cannot purchase music from TIDAL through Plex.
  • So if you want to listen TIDAL music offline on Plex and enjoy more freedom, we highly recommend you download and import music from TIDAL to Plex as Part 2 below.


    Part 2: Download and Play TIDAL Music on Plex via Tidabie

    To solve the problems above, we highly recommend Tidabie Tidal Music Converter to you, which allows you to save music tracks from TIDAL with 100% original quality preserved. Tidabie Tidal Music Converter keeps the original ID3 tags and metadata of TIDAL songs, including title, cover, artist, album, track number, etc. It also helps you to covert downloaded songs to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF, so you can play TIDAL music on Plex, mobile phone or MP3 player.

    All you need - Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

    Box of Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

    Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

    • Rip music from Tidal with no quality loss.
    • Convert TIDAL tracks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF format.
    • Keep Hi-Fi audio quality.
    • Retain ID3 tags after conversion.
    • Free updates & technical support.

    Please download and install Tidabie Tidal Music Converter to your computer.

    STEP 1 When you start Tidabie Tidal Music Converter on computer, you can see Open TIDAL Web Player button on the main interface, click on it. Then it will redirect you to the TIDAL Web Player. Then you need to login your TIDAL account, sign up and begin 30-days trial if you don't have an TIDAL account yet.

    log in to tidal

    STEP 2 After logging into your account and before selecting music tracks to download, you can go to Settings to setup the output format and quality.

    Output format available are MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. And you can choose output quality as 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps or 320kbps. If needed, you can also change the save path, output file name and more.

    change output format

    STEP 3 Now navigate to the favorite playlist and click to enter it. You can see the Click to add button. Once you tap on it, the program will automatically identify and list all songs on this playlist.

    add tidal music to convert

    STEP 4 On the list, all tracks are selected by default. If needed, you can uncheck the box beside Title, then tick off the songs you wish to download one by one. Tap the Convert button, and wait patiently until it complete.

    select songs and click to start coversion

    STEP 5 You can check the downloaded songs under History. Or move your mouse to certain item, click on the Folder icon to browse the files on local disk.

    check the converted songs

    STEP 6 Now you have saved all of the Tidal songs on your computer. Launch Plex Media Server app on your computer and log into your account. Press on the "Add Library" menu > "Music" option. Choose the converted Tidal songs to load them. Now you have successfully add your TIDAL music to Plex.

    add tidal songs to plex

    Summary

    This article introduces two clear ways to add and play TIDAL music to Plex. You can directly play TIDAL music on Plex if you have a bundle subscribtion. However, if you want to enjoy offline play feature, Tidabie Tidal media downloader can help you download original quality TIDAL songs and add them to Plex for offline listening for better experience.

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