- Plex has announced support for music streaming service Tidal.
- The media streaming service will get access to Tidal’s 60 million songs as well as offer some exclusive features.
- Plex is also rolling out a new offer combining Plex Pass and Tidal subscriptions.
Media service Plex is rolling out support for music service Tidal. Plex will get Tidal’s entire music catalog — 60 million tracks — and more than 244,000 videos from the start, as well an exclusive subscription offer.
Fans of either service can now subscribe to them together in one package. Tidal starts at $9.99 per month, but Plex Pass subscribers will be able to access it for $8.99 per month, according to a press release we received via email.
Plex Pass, the premium version of Plex, costs $4.99 per month or $39.99 for a year or $119.99 for a lifetime subscription. This would work out at a saving of $1 per month if you subscribe to both services together. I’ve reached out Plex to confirm this is correct.
(Update: 11/29/2018, 9:16AM ET: It is correct, though there are other offers Plex offer Tidal fans can take advantage of — new users can sign up for Tidal HiFi (the premium audio subscription) for $19.99 and get Plex Pass included. This saves you $4.99 per month on the regular price. You can also get Tidal Hifi as an add-on to Plex Pass subscribers for $18.99. You should be able to find out more details here shortly.).
Tidal will soon be accessible within the Plex app — it’s rolling out in stages so might not be there for everyone right away — and will arrive with the following features (straight from Plex’s press release):
- Artist Recommendations: On the artist page, Plex will recommend other artists you might like that aren’t in your library.
- Filling in Missing Albums: Plex will show you any missing albums from artists in your library.
- Augmented Artist Radio: Enhances the Plex artist radio feature, which generates a mix from a specific artist, to include tracks from TIDAL.
- New Releases: New album release recommendations for artists in your library.
- Universal Playlists: Mix and match from your own library, shared libraries, and TIDAL.
- Universal Search: Hear about a new band? Our apps now return TIDAL results alongside matches from your library, for maximum convenience.
- Discovery Radio: Helps you discover new gems, from artists that are not in your library, based on the bands that are.
- Music Videos: Users will be able to enjoy TIDAL’s incredible 244,000+ music video collection across all of the Plex mobile and TV apps.
For those who aren’t aware, Plex is a streaming service and media library that collects your music, movies, TV shows, and more in one place for streaming to multiple devices. It also includes third-party channels, app support (like Tidal), and many other features.
If you’re interested in Tidal, Plex Pass users can also sign up for a free, 30-day trial here to test it out. If you just want to try out the free Plex Android app, you can do so at the button below — it’s pretty full featured. You can check out the main difference between the free and paid versions of Plex here.