With TIDAL Connect, the online streaming service TIDAL provides a new function for direct control of compatible hardware devices from various manufacturers. All streaming solutions based on BluOS will be among the first solutions to support this function.
The new function of TIDAL, a streaming service founded in 2014 by the Norwegian-Swedish technology company Aspiro AB and taken over by Jay-Z Online in 2015, will enable music to be transferred seamlessly from the cloud directly to a wide range of streaming devices. TIDAL calls this function TIDAL Connect.
All solutions based on the streaming platform BluOS from the Lenbrook Group’s software company BluOS will be among the first solutions that allow TIDAL Connect and thus direct music streaming to compatible devices. This means that TIDAL Connect will be available on a wide range of products from a variety of manufacturers, starting with solutions from Bluesound, Bluesound Professional, numerous streaming systems from NAD, and of course solutions from partners Dali Speaker A/S, such as the Dali CALLISTO Series, Dali RUBICON C Series and Dali OPTICON C Series, but also on Roon-based systems from Monitor Audio Ltd.
TIDAL Connect allows the user to list and select all TIDAL Connect compatible solutions directly from the TIDAL app and to control the playback directly from the TIDAL app via these systems. In this case, it is no longer necessary to switch separately to the BluOS Controller App to activate music playback via TIDAL.
Getting to the point
One of the first solutions to allow TIDAL Connect and thus direct music streaming to compatible devices will be all solutions based on the BluOS streaming platform from the Lenbrook Group software company of the same name. This means that TIDAL Connect is actually available on a wide range of products from a variety of manufacturers. This starts with Bluesound, Bluesound Professional, goes on to NAD, Dali Speaker A/S and Monitor Audio Ltd.