Tidal, one of the few music services on the market, improves the quality of music offered. For true audiophiles, Master has been created, where users will have 24-bit / 96 kHz tracks.
Tidal is one of the latest music services available on the market and belongs to well-known rapper and music producer Jay Z. The service does not cope well, however, with its strong competition and far away from the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.
But Tidal is not going to chase after them and use its own niche market, offering users excellent quality music. For a $ 20 monthly subscription, which is well above the average for this type of service, the subscriber gets access to streams in lossless FLAC format, at 16-bit / 44.1kHz, or CD quality.
However, Tidal’s boss wants to increase the quality of the music offered even more, so it has established a partnership with MQA, which has developed an innovative audio codec. It allows streaming music in 24-bit / 96kHz format in WAV or FLAC format without excessive file size.
The service plans to use this technology to offer its users a new option called Master that will deliver music of such quality. This option will only be available to desktop users for the time being, but it should also appear on mobile devices over time.