The new Tidal channel has a custom interface for Roku devices that highlights the service’s 250,000 “high-quality videos,” including original video series, as well as its catalog of 60 million songs.
The company offers two main levels of subscription — Tidal Premium at $9.99 a month (320 Kbps max) and HiFi at $19.99 a month, which includes CD-Quality and 24-bit hi-res streams. It appears only the Premium quality tier will be available on Roku, however.
Tidal made a splash in 2015 when it was relaunched by new owner Jay-Z, who helped steer it away from an audiophile-only brand to compete with Spotify by also focusing on R&B and hip-hop. Spotify is still the largest service at 108 million subscribers, however, with Apple Music at 60 million and Tidal with only 3 million, though that it claimed that figure in 2016 and hasn’t released subscriber figures since.
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