Music mogul JAY-Z‘s TIDAL continues to grow. The hip-hop icon’s popular streaming giant has branched out to a few more major devices.
According to a new report, TIDAL subscribers can now enjoy their streams on both Amazon Fire TV and Android Auto.
Today, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL announced the launch of the TIDAL app for Android Auto as well as Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. TIDAL members can enjoy a custom Fire TV interface that emphasizes TIDAL’s visual ecosystem and is designed to provide the best experience for large screen devices. Additionally, those with Android Auto compatible vehicles can now access TIDAL, simplifying the use of apps on the go.
Back in December, TIDAL launched on streaming gadget Apple TV.
Tidal has launched its first TV apps today for the Apple TV and Android TV platforms, letting subscribers access both Tidal’s entire library of music along with video content like concerts, livestreams, and music videos directly on their TVs. The new platforms is the latest in a series of expansions for Tidal, which also recently added support for Apple’s CarPlay and integration with Sonos speakers in the last few weeks. Offering the ability to access Tidal content on televisions gives the company another avenue to reach listeners, especially in places like the Apple TV, which currently doesn’t have a Spotify app. (The Verge)
In 2016, Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine shut down rumors about his company looking to acquire TIDAL.
Apple’s appetite for acquiring music streaming services, and the agonies and ecstasies that come along with them, has apparently been satisfied. Squelching reports that have persisted since June, a member of Apple Music’s senior leadership said the company has no current plans to acquire Jay Z’s Tidal or any other rivals. “We’re really running our own race,” Jimmy Iovine, who heads Apple Music, told BuzzFeed News in an interview. “We’re not looking to acquire any streaming services.” (Buzz Feed)
A few years ago, Young Hov and other top-tier entertainers pushed TIDAL as a service to help fellow musicians.
Jay Z and other top names in music – including Madonna, Daft Punk and Coldplay’s Chris Martin – in March 2015 unveiled Tidal, promising to give artists greater control in the fast-growing industry of streaming, which allows unlimited, on-demand listening. The streaming service has sought to win customers by providing original content and early releases from Tidal’s superstar artists including Jay Z, Beyonce, and rapper Kanye West. (Daily Mail UK)