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By Li ZhangUpdated on April 03, 2024

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Can you download Tidal songs to computer? The download feature is only available on the Tidal mobile app. Don't worry, here you will meet some powerful Tidal Music Downloader or Recorder software, which can help you download Tidal songs, albums, playlists and podcasts from to Mac or PC in MP3, M4A, WAV or other formats. Afterward, you can play Tidal music offline on desktop anytime without Tidal app!

Q:How to download Tidal Music to computer in order to stream loved songs offline playback? My Tidal Music subscribed will be expired after 3 days. Are there any ways to keep the Tidal Music on the computer as the common audio files, even could be transfer to hard drive.

Downloading Tidal music to computer enhances users' Tidal experience. However, Tidal doesn't provide an official method to download Tidal music to desktop computer. Currently, only the Tidal HiFi and HiFi Plus subscribers can download Tidal music for offline listening, but within the mobile app. All the downloaded music tracks are saved as cache files, and encoded in the format of FLAC, with DRM protection. As a result, it's impossible to take any Tidal downloads out from Tidal app, or move Tidal downloads to other portable devices like MP3 player, USB disk, iPods, etc.

In this case, you can download Tidal music to Mac or PC using a professional Tidal Music Downloader. Here in this post, we will help you with that, along with some tips on play Tidal music offline on desktop without the Tidal app.

UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter is an amazing Tidal music downloader for Mac and Windows. It enables all users to download music from Tidal to the desktop computer without Tidal app installed. Honestly, it'll help you save your favourite Tidal tracks, playlists, albums and podcasts as MP3 files on your local computer.

Video tutorial on how to download music from Tidal to computer with UkeySoft:

Know More About Tidal Music

Tidal was launched in 2014. Tidal has set the record as the first streaming service to offer songs in Hi-Fi quality, since it is a wonderful music enjoying app which provides music fans with HiFi sound quality and HiFi Master Sound Quality. The Hi-Fi plan renders higher-quality lossless streams to give subscribers an immersive sound tripping. When you listen to high-res audio, the experience exceeds the standard audio quality.

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Tidal allows you to save your favourite playlists, albums and tracks, as well as download them for offline listening with Hi-Fi subscribed. However, it doesn't give permission to download Tidal Music to computer for offline playing no matter you are a Tidal subscriber or not. How to play Tidal Music on the computer even without Tidal subscribed is a basic problem for most of Tidal Music fans. To fix this problem, the tool you need is a remarkable and reliable Tidal Music downloader. Here, UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter could be the best friend to give a helping hand for you.

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Part 1. Best Tool to Download Tidal Music to Computer (All Tidal Users) [Hot]

UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter is built-in emerging technologies, which can help to download Tidal Music to computer with original Hi-Fi audio quality. It supports Tidal Free, Tidal HiFi, and Tidal HiFi Plus accounts. This handy tool offers several output audio formats, like M4A, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, with 10X conversion speed. Moreover, UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter is good at saving complete ID3 tags like artists, titles, albums, album arts, track numbers, and so forth. In a word, you can download Tidal songs, playlists, and albums to the computer, even for offline playback music without Tidal subscribed, as well as no require of running Tidal app.

Currently, UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter is highly compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11 (32-bit & 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.8 to 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11 Big Sur and 12 Monterey.

👍 See More about UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter:

Smart Download. - The UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter has the ability to download tracks, playlists, albums, artist, podcasts to from Tidal web player to Mac/PC.
Lossless Quality. - To boost users' Tidal streaming experience, it is capable of downloading Tidal Music to MP3 while keeping 100% lossless audio quality.
Mainstream Formats. - With it, all Tidal users can download and convert Tidal music tracks to plain MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, or AIFF audio formats.
Remain ID3 Tags. - ID3 tags are the key to classify music tracks. This tool will help you preserve full ID3 tags and metadata for downloaded Tidal music files.
All-in-One Tool. - The program comes with a built-in Tidal Web Player, Music Player, and Music Manager to enhance users' experience.

High Efficiency. - It can run at 10X faster speed when downloading Tidal music to local computer. And it also supports batch download mode.

Flexible Playback. - It lets you offline play Tidal music on all music devices and players without limits, anytime, anywhere.

To know more about this great Tidal music downloader for desktop, you can watch below video!

In the following content, we will show the user guide to download Tidal music to computer using the Windows version of UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter. For Mac users, you can refer to How to download Tidal music to Mac.

How to Download Tidal Music to Computer with UkeySoft?

Step 1. Run UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter
The first step, download, install and run UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter on the computer, which features a built-in Tidal web player. Follow the instructions to log in your Tidal account.

log in tidal account

Step 2. Choose Output Format
The default output format is M4A. UkeySoft also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. Change the output format or output folder if you need.

customize output settings

You can also customize output song name with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number, Playlist Index.

set output organized

Step 3. Add Tidal Songs/Playlists/Albums
Click Tidal songs/playlists/albums you want to download to the computer.

add target music to program

Then click the red icon to load songs. All songs in the playlist will be added by default. You can uncheck the songs if you don't want to download.

select target tidal songs

Step 4. Download Tidal Music to Computer
In the final step, simply click "Convert" button to begin downloading and converting Tidal Music to computer with the format you choose.

start to download tidal music

Step 5. Play Tidal Music Offline on Desktop
When the conversion is completed, you could click the blue folder icon to locate the downloaded Tidal Music on the computer. With the built-in music player, you are able to directly play any downloaded Tidal songs offline!

play Tidal music offline on desktop

Additionally, You could open these Tidal songs using other music players like WMP, VLC, iTunes, etc. Or transfer them to your smartphone, MP3 player, USB drive, etc.

get converted tidal Music files

Part 2. Download Tidal Music on Github (Tidal Subscribers Only)

Github is a free website to download Tidal Music online, it support for two versions, including Tidal-dl and Tidal-gui. Tidal Media Downloader is an easy and fast solution for users downloading songs and tracks from Tidal. What's more, it is compatible with macOS, Windows, Android, and Linux operating systems. But it is only available for Tidal Subscriber.

tidal media downloader

Step 1. There is a complicate installation process in Tidal Media Downloader. If you are first time to use it, please navigate to Github to get the installment file and refer to the complete instruction.

Step 2. Log in your Tidal account, including username and passcode.

Step 3. Set the config file and then copy the Tidal link to this software, begin to download Tidal Music on Github.

Part 3. Record Tidal Music as Audio Files on Desktop via Audio Recorder

To save Tidal music to computer, you can also use an Audio Recorder. Here are two hot Tidal Music Recorder tools: UkeySoft Audio Recorder and Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, as an all-in-one streaming music recorder, audio recorder and screen capture tool. They can can assist you to rip music from Tidal to MP3 on desktop without any audio quality loss.

You can use it to record Tidal Music as MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, AAC, etc. Besides, it is support for recording Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, and more online music. In addition, this program allow to capture any activity on the computer, recording screen with high quality snapshots.

Simple Steps to Record and Save Tidal Songs to Computer:

Step 1. Download and launch the Tidal Music Recorder on desktop.

Step 2. Set input sound, modify output format and output quality.

Step 3. Start playing any song on Tidal desktop app or web player.

Step 4. Press on "RECORD" button to rip music from Tidal and export it to local computer.

Record and Save Tidal Songs on PC with Aiseesoft Screen Recorder:

record tidal music on pc

Record and Save Tidal Songs on Mac with UkeySoft Screen Recorder:

record tidal music on mac

Part 4. How to Download Tidal Music to Smartphone with Subscription?

As we mentioned above, the Tidal subsribers can download music from Tidal to smartphone directly. It's no doubt that it's a convenient way to save and keep loved songs on our phone. And mobile terminal of Tidal Music is available on Android and iOS devices. Please make sure the connection of internet is stable. Now you can follow the steps to download Tidal Music to smartphone using the official mobile app.

Step 1. Run Tidal Music app on your phone and login in with your Tidal account.

Step 2. Click your Tidal playlist under the "My Collections" section.

Step 3. Found a playlist that you'd like to download, tap on it to open its "Overview" page. You will see a button for Download near the top. Swipe this button to get Tidal playlist downloads and it will show that the songs in this playlist are added to the download list.

download tidal on phone

There is no an option to download Tidal music to your phone without a HiFi (Plus) subscription. If you wish to listen to Tidal music offline on your phone with Tidal Free, you need to download Tidal songs to computer as MP3 or M4A files using the solution mentioned above. You can try UkeySoft Tidal Music Downloader, it allows all Tidal users to download any content from Tidal web to computer locally. After that, you can move your Tidal downloads from computer to your phone using iTunes/USB cable.

tidal music downloader

Part 5. Extra Tips: Listen to Downloaded Tidal Music without Turning Data off

After downloading Tidal songs on your phone, you can play downloaded Tidal tracks when you want to save cellular data without bothering to turn off cellular data.

listen to tidal music offline

Step 1. Choose "My Collection" at the bottom of the screen, and you will see there is a gear icon in the upper-right corner.

Step 2. Please click gear icon to open the Settings window, where you can authorize your device for playing downloaded Tidal streaming music by tapping the Authorize option.

Step 3. Once you have authorized the current device, you can choose the Offline button at the same Settings window.

FAQs About Downloading Tidal Music to Computer

Q1: Can you download songs from Tidal to computer?
Tidal doesn't provide an official method to download Tidal music on desktop computer. But you can turn to a third-party Tidal music downloader software.

Q2: How do I download music from Tidal to my hard drive?
To get Tidal music download and save them to hard drive, UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter is a good choice. It supports downloading Tidal songs/playlists to local drive and save them as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC and other files.

Q3: Why can't I download music from Tidal?
First, check whether your Tidal subscription account is active.
Make sure you have a stable internet connection.
Make sure you have enough storage space on mobile device.
Update and use the latest version of Tidal mobile app to download music tracks.

Q4: Can I listen to Tidal offline on PC?
Generally, you can only stream Tidal music online from its web player or desktop app. To listen to Tidal music offline on desktop, first you need to download Tidal music to PC. Hence, you can try a Tidal downloader or recorder to rip Tidal music.

Q5: Can you use Tidal offline on computer?
To play Tidal offline on desktop, please download and save Tidal music to local MP3 files. Here UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter and UkeySoft Screen Recorder meet your needs. Afterwards, you can use Tidal offline via other players or apps.


Here are all workable methods for downloading Tidal Music on the computer. While Tidal subscribers can only download Tidal music on smartphone with playback limits. To enjoy Tidal freely, it is necessary to download Tidal music as local MP3 files. To sum up, the best way to download Tidal Music to computer is using the professional UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter. It help all free/paid Tidal users download Tidal Music to computer and convert them into MP3, M4A, FLAC, AAC, WAV or AIFF files for offline playback. Hence, users can listen to Tidal Music offline on PC/Mac without limits even after the Tidal subscription ends.

Besides, users can use these downloaded Tidal Music for more personal usage. For instance, they can burn local Tidal music files to CD, save them to USB drive, play Tidal on VLC/WMP/iTunes, upload Tidal music to Could Drive, add Tidal music to video editor as BGM and so on. Give it a free trial right now!

Download Tidal Music to Computer
Li Zhang

Li Zhang

Li Zhang is a sophisticated editor for UkeySoft in tech blog writing, as well as a SEO and content marketing expert. She has been writing related article about multimedia conversion, streaming music and streaming video since 2018. Also, she's starting to write article about data security, including articles about file lock, USB encryption, DVD encryption, etc. Each helpful tutorial and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.


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