Once you have a TIDAL subscription linked to your Plex account, you’ll be able to access your TIDAL content in supported Plex apps whenever you want.
It gets even cooler for users with their own music in Plex: you can enjoy the power of TIDAL added to your very own library, with related artists, tracks, and videos. You can also customize, curate, and build playlists using a mix of your own tracks and those from TIDAL.
Browse TIDAL content directly
Similar to using TIDAL’s own apps, you can access TIDAL content directly in your Plex app. The exact method to do so can vary slightly depending on the Plex app you use.
In Plex Web App, simply choose the TIDAL entry in the left sidebar:
In our mobile apps (Android and iOS):
- Choose the Music type in the bottom type bar
- Change the source at the top to
TIDAL, if it isn’t already
Related Page: Navigating the Mobile Apps
From there, you’ll be able to browse TIDAL content similar to what you’d see in TIDAL’s own apps. Enjoy recently played artists, new playlists, new tracks, top albums, and more. You can dive in to an album, pivot to the artist, then look at related artists, and much more.
When browsing TIDAL content, you can also choose to Add to My TIDAL for an item (generally using the item’s context menu in the apps). Once you’ve done that, you’ll then have quick access to such content from My TIDAL in your Plex apps. If you create a playlist, you can access it under My TIDAL Playlists.
Once you enter “My TIDAL”, you can switch whether you’re viewing artists, albums, tracks, or videos. If you add an artist to My TIDAL, it will appear under artists, an individual track added will appear under tracks, and so on.
Enhance your own Plex music library
If you have your own music library in your Plex Media Server, then you can enjoy TIDAL even more, because your server will automatically enhance your own library with content from TIDAL. Check out some of the cool ways TIDAL can enhance your own music library!
When viewing an artist in your library, we’ll recommend other artists you might like which aren’t in your library.
Filling in missing albums
Are you a huge fan of “The Sign” but missing some of Ace of Base’s newer work? Plex will show you missing albums for an artist that are available on TIDAL.
Augmented Artist Radio
You may already be enjoying the awesome Artist Radio feature we added to Plex Media Server and many of our apps not long ago. If you haven’t tried it yet, Artist Radio builds a playlist of tracks from your library that captures a musical theme for a given artist. Well, now it’s even more awesome, since it will mix in tracks from TIDAL as well!
Your Plex Media Server knows you, because it knows your music library. By knowing what music you’ve been listening to, it can build a special playlist just for you, which contains artists that aren’t in your library. Discover new musical gems that you never even knew existed!
New releases on TIDAL
It can be tough to keep track of all the new releases from artists in your library. Now we’ve made that easier, by recommending new (TIDAL) albums from artists in your library. Of course, you don’t want one recommended if you actually already have that one yourself, so the server is smart enough to skip new albums that you already have.
In the mood to watch some music instead of just listen to it? TIDAL offers hundreds of thousands of music and artist videos. Videos for an artist you have in your music library will be available to stream from TIDAL right from that artist’s page!
Now you can go wild and create your perfect playlist. For instance, you can start with a music playlist from your own server, then add a few tracks from the music library your friend shares with you, and top it off with awesome tracks you found on TIDAL (maybe through Discovery Radio, right?).
Get results from TIDAL right alongside matches from your own library. Now you can go check out that new artist your friend told you about super quickly (she does have the best taste, after all).