Tidal which has been around as Wimp for 5 years is not new. It has just been sold to Jay-Z. Later this year working with Meridian it will bring out a service that will stream HiRez. I love Tidal and it sounds much better than Spotify
Tidal launched here in the US back in November. I jumped on board the first day.
There are quite a few threads on here about Tidal, (the search function is your friend).
Tidal just had a huge press conference at 5PM yesterday in New York to announce and introduce the new owners...all music moguls.
They also introduced a new $9.95 service to compete with Spotify/Beats/Rhapsody. This is NOT the CD quality service, but a lower (MP3/320Bit) service. The CD quality (FLAC 16 bit/44.1 (1411kbps) is still $20.
I agree with Arh...Tidal is the cat's meow. LOVE me some Tidal!!!
i did a trial run of tidal before deciding to stay with spotify--the sound quality is significantly better than spotify (though not as much a quantum leap as, say, spotify from pandora). however, like the above, i found tidal's library a lot thinner and the interface not nearly as good; it's also quite buggy and prone to freezing, etc., though i'd assume they'll work those issues out. also, the kind of non-critical listening i'm doing with the streaming (gym, office background, etc.)probably doesn't justify the $10 premium.
what continues to surprise me is how, despite the influx of all these new premium services (tidal, beats, itunes radio, etc.) pandora continues to hang in there, despite its limited playlist and lousy sound--i wonder just how important sound quality is for most listeners.
I use Tidal on Sonos Connect, iMac and iPod touch, without problems. Most of the time I find the sound quality of Tidal to be much better than Spotify. Pandora is cheap and fun for background listening. Really all depends on the role of Tidal and the others. For me, CD and Lp are primary, so the streaming is for fun not serious listening.