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Tidal finally adds proper playlist sharing

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Tidal has already closed the gap with the competition by adding a free level and similar upgrades, but the latest improvement is arguably one of the most important. The streaming music service finally has introduced user profiles that allow you to easily share your playlists. Make a playlist public and Tidal users can discover your music taste by searching, or share that track list via links. You used to be able to share technically, but until now it was much more difficult.

Profiles (and therefore playlist sharing) are now available through Tidal’s Android, iOS, desktop and web apps. They replace the “My Collection” section with saved content in the mobile app. Don’t worry about starting from scratch – your existing saved content is still available after you create a profile.

Tidal is free to use with ads, although it’s limited to a bitrate of 160 Kbps and doesn’t support offline tracks or unlimited skips. Pay $10 a month for Tidal HiFi and you’ll remove the ads and restrictions while jumping to a much higher 1,411 Kbps quality. For $20 a month, the HiFi Plus plan offers “master quality” 9,216 Kbps audio for some songs and instant payouts to the artists you listen to most often.

The addition is arguably overdue as Apple Music, Spotify and other services have been sharing playlists for years. This may not do much for Tidal to grow beyond a small piece from the market. However, you may have a stronger incentive to stay. Not only will the feature show you what your friends like, but it can also help you find a new running mix or soundtrack for your workday.

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