The music streaming service TIDAL has launched an iOS app that supports the playback of high-resolution MQA-encoded music on the iPhone and other Apple devices.
Master-quality titles are available for streaming and downloading through TIDAL Masters with a TIDAL HiFi subscription, which costs $25.99/month through the App Store or $19.99/month via tidal.com.
In addition to the new iOS app, hi-res Master Quality Authenticated (MQA)-encoded albums and tracks are available via TIDAL’s Android and TIDAL Desktop apps.
“From our ongoing work with engineers and artists, we know the importance creators place on delivering the original sound they created all the way to the music fan,” said MQA CEO Mike Jbara. “Through our global partnership with TIDAL, this becomes a reality wherever you’re enjoying your music.”
Lior Tibon, TIDAL COO, added: “Bringing music to life, just as the artist intended, is a core value of the Tidal platform and we couldn’t be more excited to finally bring master quality music to both major mobile operating systems.”
The TIDAL Masters catalog continues to grow and MQA has partnerships with all three major record labels as well as with Merlin, representing the independent label community.
MQA-enabled hardware is available from almost 50 brands, including Astell & Kern, NAD, Mark Levinson, Meridian, Onkyo, Pioneer, and Sony to name a few. For a complete list, broken out by category, click here.
TIDAL is available in 53 countries and has a library comprising more than 60 million songs and 250,000 videos.
Visit tidal.com for more information.