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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. TIDAL is the only music platform that offers songs in MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) format. In the MQA format, you get to listen to music from the original master recordings. Among all the music streaming apps available for Android TV, TIDAL Music offers the most number of audio formats.


TIDAL Music offers four types of subscription plans

  • HiFi – $9.99 per month (Standard sound Quality up to 1411 Kbps with one device access)
  • HiFi Plus $19.99 per month (HiFi Sound Quality up to 1411 Kbps, Master Quality up to 9216 Kbps, 360 Reality Audio, and Dolby Atmos with one device access)
  • Family HiFi – $14.99 per month with six devices access.
  • Family HiFi Plus – $29.99 per month with six devices access.

TIDAL Music claims that 10% of the user subscription will be contributed to the most streamed artists every month. You can also make use of the free plan and stream favorite music of your genre with limited ad interruptions.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • AT&T TV
  • AIR TV
  • Mi Box 4K

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 favorite music, podcasts, or music videos.

TIDAL Music on Android TV

How to Cast Tidal to Android TV

#1. Connect your smartphone and Android TV to the same WiFi 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 From Anywhere

TIDAL Music is available only in the USA. To access TIDAL outside of the USA, you have to use a VPN and sideload the app on your Android TV.

#1. Launch Google Play Store.

#2. On the search bar, type Downloader and search for it.

#3. Click on the Downloader app from the list.

#4. Tap on the Install option to get the Downloader app on your Android TV.

#5. After the installation, open the Settings menu and choose the Device Preferences menu.

Enable Unknown Sources for Downloader

#6. Click on the Security & restrictions option.

Enable Unknown Sources for Downloader

#7. Select Unknown Sources and enable the Downloader toggle.

Enable Unknown Sources for Downloader

#8. Now, open the Downloader app and click on Allow to access your files.

Install Downloader to Sideload Tidal

#9. Download the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL (browser.aftvnews.com).

#10. Then, enter the TIDAL Android TV APK URL and click the Go button.

#11. Download the APK file and click the Install button.

#12. Install NordVPN on your Android TV.

#13. Connect to the US server.

#14. Now, listen to your favorite music from the TIDAL app without any geo-restrictions.

Stream Tidal on Android TV

Other Supported Devices

  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows & macOS


1. 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.

2. Is TIDAL Connect available for Android TV?

No, TIDAL Connect is not available for Android TVs and Android TV Boxes.

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