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How to Add and Stream TIDAL Music on Android TV

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TIDAL on Android TV

TIDAL Music is a high-quality music streaming service that offers 90+ million songs, podcasts, music videos, and more. You can install the TIDAL Music app on your Android TV right from the Play Store. Apart from this direct installation, you can listen to TIDAL Music through three different methods, such as sideloading its apk, casting the app, and visiting its webplayer page.

Since TIDAL is a premium platform, you should pay for any of its subscription plans to access its music library after installing it. Among all the music streaming apps available for Android TV, TIDAL Music offers the most number of audio formats. Moreover, TIDAL is the only music platform that offers songs in MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) format.

This article deals with the ways to stream TIDAL Music on your Android TV. In case you are looking for other similar services, you can check out the alternatives below.


Spotify offers two types of subscriptions, each consisting of four categories of membership plans. You can get any of them from the Spotify website.


Subscription PlanPrice/Month
Family (6 Members)$16.99
First Responder$5.99

HiFi Plus

Subscription PlanPrice/Month
Family (6 Members)$29.99
First Responder$11.99

How to Install and Listen to TIDAL on Android TV

1. Launch the home screen on the Android TV and click on the Apps tab.

2. Open the Google Play Store and select the Search bar.

Play Store

3. Enter TIDAL on the search bar and look for it.

4. From the results, click on the TIDAL Music app icon.

5. Click on the Install option to start downloading.

6. Once the app gets installed, click on Open.

7. You will get an activation code on the TV screen.

8. Visit the TIDAL Activation website link.tidal.com using your smartphone or PC. Sign in to your TIDAL account if asked.

9. Enter the activation code and click the Continue button.

Link TIDAL to Android TV

10. Once it gets verified, the app will be activated on your TV.

11. You can now listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or music videos.

How to Cast TIDAL on Android TV

The TIDAL is compatible with the built-in Cast support. With that, you can easily cast the Crunchyroll from your smartphone to Android TV if you don’t want to sideload the app.

1. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your smartphone to the same network.

2. Download and install the TIDAL app on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

3. Launch TIDAL Music and follow the on-screen prompts to sign in.

4. Play a song from the TIDAL Music app.

5. Tap the Sound Output icon.

Sound Output icon

6. On the list of devices, choose your Android TV.

7. The TIDAL Music content will play on the TV screen.

How to Install TIDAL on Android TV Outside the USA

If you can’t find TIDAL in the Play Store in your country other than the US, it must be geo-restricted. Therefore, you need to sideload its APK file using the Downloader on Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.[

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Get Downloader app

5. Wait for a while to download and install the app on your Android TV.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & Restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now, go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download the link for the latest version of TIDAL APK: bitly.ws/33jWd

Enter Crunchyroll  APK and install it on Android TV

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Smart TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Now, you need to install any of the VPNs on your Android TV, like NordVPN or ExpressVPN, and connect to the US server.

17.  Then, click Open to launch the TIDAL app and watch your desired media content.

How to Listen to TIDAL Using Browser

Spotify has a dedicated webpage with an extensive media library of numerous musical tracks and podcasts. You can access the Spotify website using any of the best browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL (https://listen.tidal.com/) in the address bar and go to that website.

Homepage of the Spotify  website

3. The website’s home screen will appear on the TV screen.

4. Select your favorite musical track from the available list and listen to it on your TV.

Supported Android TVs and TV Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Skyworth Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
Mi Box 4K

How to Fix Not Working Issues of TIDAL on Android TV

If the TIDAL app is not working properly on your Android TV due to issues like a black screen, app freezing, and more, then you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

  • Ensure your Android TV is connected to an internet connection with higher bandwidth.
  • Reboot your Android TV to resolve the temporary bugs associated with the device and app.
  • Close and relaunch the TIDAL application on your device.
  • Update your Android TV firmware and the app to the latest version.
  • Clear the app cache files for the TIDAL app.
  • Reset your Android TV to solve the major problems for both the device and the app.

TIDAL Alternatives

If you feel that TIDAL isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to stream anime content. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to TIDAL.


1. Is TIDAL available for Android TV?

Yes, TIDAL is officially available on the Play Store of Android TV to download and use it directly.

2. Does TIDAL HiFi work on Android TV?

TIDAL HiFi will work on Android TV from version 6 and above. If you are using the older version, update your Android TV.

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