It may not be obvious from the outside but there is saturation in the audio streaming market at the moment, there’s more supply than demand, so it’s a real struggle. Today we take a look at two of the fastest-growing companies in the industry, Deezer and Tidal, compare them and find out which is better: Deezer or Tidal.
In general, all audio streaming services can be divided into two types: those that are supported by large companies (Apple, Google, Yandex) and independent ones. The individual music services have to work hard to get success, they try to offer as much as possible to their users. As you realized, we talk about services that are the real ‘engines of progress’ because they provide users with the music of enhanced quality.
So let’s start our review with the application that offers quality and quantity of music content. The Deezer service allows its customers music both in standard MP3 format and in FLAC that promises high-quality sound. According to the representatives of the platform, the music library is about 43 million songs. However, in our opinion, one of the drawbacks is the lack of possibility to listen to FLAC in a mobile application.
Let’s consider the Tidal app. Besides FLAC format, it offers users music in the MQA variant of listening. Over 70 million songs and 250,000 video clips are available on this music platform, as well. This allows Tidal to outperform its competitors. Also, unlike Deezer, Tidal and all its subscriptions are available on any device.
Both Tidal and Deezer offer the ability to listen to music content offline, and it is important enough for users.
When it comes to pricing, Deezer offers subscriptions at a better price, and it has the option of free use, too. So, the Premium version will cost you €13/99. On the other hand, Tidal offers a Hi-Fi subscription for $19.99. Of course, the difference is tangible. However, let’s remember that Deezer’s music library is smaller, and it doesn’t offer the option to listen to FLAC on mobile devices.
Should Deezer Hi-Fi be considered the best application, taking into account all its pluses and minuses? Of course, that’s up to everyone. The service still has too many rough elements. Anyway, the most hardcore music geeks will certainly try out Deezer Hi-Fi and report back on their experiences.
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