Interesting. The offer also says it auto-renews at $119.99/year. That's 1/2 off the regular price, correct?
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Thanks, apparently what I was looking at is quality levels/tiers and not subscription tiers. I went to Tidal.com and, just under ‘elevate your sound’ it shows the 3 quality levels which I mistakenly correlated to subscription levels. I have the highest level and enjoy it very much.
Sorry for causing any confusion but I have to admit to still not understanding this, which is what reubent was questioning in the first place - the Best Buy link for the sale shows ‘HiFi’ with the auto renewal price being $119 for 12 months - this would seem to indicate the lower level subscription at $9.99 per month since 12 months at $19.99/month comes to $240.
The BestBuy promo sale (today) is:
12 months @ $49.99 for Tidal HiFi (highest tier) and the offer says it auto-renews for $119.99/yr.
12 months @ $39.99 for Tidal Premium (lower tier) and it auto-renews for $79.99/yr.
That seems like a great promo price and also a great renewal price. Seems like a no-brainer for someone wanting to get into Tidal at a great price.
Am I missing something, or is this a Best Buy?
kgturner, about 10 minutes after purchase I received email "Activate your new TIDAL HiFi subscription now"
Then you choose which app - Desktop (can play highest level "Master"), chrome or Firefox or android, apple.
The only step then is it asks to select 3 or more music favorites from a list. I selected at least 50 from most genres. It then made a Welcome Mix from that which I am greatly enjoying right now.
Thank You @mofimadness
Now I have 2 problems.
I cannot get the Android app to control the desktop app. And the Tidal playback is much better than my file based (FLAC) playback using Foobar. The hardware is same for both playback. But Tidal sounds amazingly detailed and musical at the same time. Amazingly tight bass and spacious.
Of course Tidal massacred Spotify, as expected. Nothing new there. The definition inTidal playback is so good that it seems I was committing a crime by subscribing to Spotify.
I got around to seeing this around 1:50 AM on the 20th. At this time the only way to get the hi fi Tidal for 49.99 for the first year is to buy it with a Pop Smoke, vinyl album I have no interest in, for 29.99.
Just my luck! Still a good deal at $80 for the fist year, but I don't like the principle.
Will have to think about it....not the no-brainer that was descryesterday. rday.
@mofimadness - After mulling over this all day, I finally created a BB Account and ordered this @ about 1 am (EST). I've been contemplating a high-res streaming service for a couple of years, and this pushed me over the edge. I'm a frugal guy by nature and I hate subscriptions. But I couldn't pass this one up.
Now, to buy a streamer..........
And a demo of Qobuz for comparison......
I will probably go with a BlueSound Node 2i, but might get a Vault 2i and rip some of my 2500 CD collection to it. First want to find our what(if any) CDs I own that are not in the Tidal (or Qobuz) library.
I'm an avid user of Spotify Premium and I love it's functionality, recommendations and deep library. I hope I'm not disappointed in Tidal (or Qobuz).
Vault 2i is great if you want to rip your CD’s. I also own Vault 2 which is strictly used for ripping CD’s and backup to my Aurender N10. Spotify is great as far as user interface and content. Only quirk, low resolution streaming. I don’t think Tidal or Qobuz can match the content of Spotify but they do offer better streaming quality. I doubt you would hear day n night difference with Vault 2i. Now if you plug Vault into a decent external DAC, that maybe worthwhile keeping Tidal or Qobuz. That’s what trial is for, listen n compare and decide for yourself what’s more important, content or sound quality.
I bought one but am a current subsciber on the month to month. Here is what you must do.
TIDAL Support (TIDAL)
Jan 20, 2021, 9:41 AM ESTHello,
Thank you for reaching out to TIDAL. My name is Nancy and I will be happy to help you with your Best Buy promotion.
The Best Buy promotion can only be added to inactive accounts.
You have two options:
1- You can keep the same account xxxx, but you will lose the remaining time that you have paid for. I would need to deactivate it then we can apply the promotion. (if you chose this option please send your best buy code so we can apply it).
2- You can create a new account with a different username and apply the Best Buy promotion. To avoid double billing you will need to cancel the previous account. We can help you transfer all your playlists and favorites to this new account.
Please let us know which option you choose.
Great. Thanks @jmbumgarner01. I'm actually going through this exercise right now. I wanted to choose option 1, but not sure if I'm going to lose all my favorites. I'm waiting to hear back from Tidal.
I'm curious which option did you choose? if option 1, did you get to keep all your existing favorites?