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I just added a comment on the Tidal Pricing thread, but I think this is pretty big news for Tidal users and deserves its own thread. https://www.stereonet.co.uk/news/tidal-connect-launches-on-bluos and https://darko.audio/2020/10/tidal-connect-who-what-why/

 

Essentially, it appears that Tidal have finally launched their own version of Spotify Connect, an app that any device manufacturer can add that enables you to stream Tidal to a device (e.g. streamer, AVR, TV, whatever) and use the Tidal app on your phone as the controller. This was a big gap previously, with very few devices able to stream Tidal natively (or properly). BluOS was one of the rare exceptions, but even on BluOS (e.g. Bluesound Node 2/2i, NAD DACS, etc.) you had to use the Bluesound app as the controller, now you can use the Tidal app on your phone. 

 

I use a Raspberry Pi-based streamer (Allo Digione Signature). I'm sure the OS makers for the Pi will add the capability to install the Tidal Connect app in short order. If anyone hears of this happening, please let me (and everyone reading here) know!

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This is so fantastic. I considered jumping ship as the BluOS app didn't allow multiple Tidal profiles. Now any mobile user can cast their tracks from their own phone/profile. And it doesn't seem to have a quality limitation!

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@Topman_Chief - Can you please change the topic of this thread to "Tidal Connect Supported Devices"

 

I have been looking out to upgrade my streamer as well and did not want to pay for Roon or settle of spotty 3rd party apps that streamers come with. Tidal Connect has been on my wish list for a long time. The following companies will be supporting Tidal Connect.

 

1) BluOS devices from NAD and Dali

2) KEF LS50 Meta Wireless II

3) Monitor Audio IMS 4 (Running BluOS)

4) Naim Streamers and Uniti Series - This is due in 2021 via a firmware update,

 

I wrote to Lumin and they confirmed that they have started to work on Tidal Connect but the timeline is not known yet. 

 

I have written to Mytek and Aurender but there has not been any response yet.

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38 minutes ago, BrownMagic said:

@Topman_Chief - Can you please change the topic of this thread to "Tidal Connect Supported Devices"

 

I have been looking out to upgrade my streamer as well and did not want to pay for Roon or settle of spotty 3rd party apps that streamers come with. Tidal Connect has been on my wish list for a long time. The following companies will be supporting Tidal Connect.

 

1) BluOS devices from NAD and Dali

2) KEF LS50 Meta Wireless II

3) Monitor Audio IMS 4 (Running BluOS)

4) Naim Streamers and Uniti Series - This is due in 2021 via a firmware update,

 

I wrote to Lumin and they confirmed that they have started to work on Tidal Connect but the timeline is not known yet. 

 

I have written to Mytek and Aurender but there has not been any response yet.

 

 

I assume the thinking here is to try to uncover what software gets released for the Raspberry Pi in particular,

As we now will be able to use the phone app as the remote there is more reason than ever to save the money on the bigger brand hardware streamers.

 

 

I have been trawling to see if I can find any Raspberry PI OS updates that are compatible, no luck yet.

 

@Topman_Chief How is your Allo? I was thinking this would be the best budget way to go without the drama of building anything.

Didi you get the Pi 3 or 4?

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6 hours ago, BrownMagic said:

Ok my bad. I didn't realise this thread was intended for Raspberry Pi users. 

 

 

All good, 

I think its a great idea that you started another thread for all the supported hardware, we need a place where people can check all the updates.

 

 

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On 21/10/2020 at 8:11 PM, Topman_Chief said:

I use a Raspberry Pi-based streamer (Allo Digione Signature). I'm sure the OS makers for the Pi will add the capability to install the Tidal Connect app in short order. If anyone hears of this happening, please let me (and everyone reading here) know!

I think its up to the O/S makers (like you said) to licence it out.  I know Volumio 2 has native tidal integration, but its clunky at best.  They have enabled for the Spotify connect plugin to be installed, so id imagine in time the same would apply for the Tidal connect plugin.

 

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18 hours ago, OldMatePete said:

 

@Topman_Chief How is your Allo? I was thinking this would be the best budget way to go without the drama of building anything.

Didi you get the Pi 3 or 4?

Hi Pete,

 

I like the Allo. I bought it secondhand here on SNA, it's a 3b. I was coming from an old Dell desktop with an Uptone Regen + LPS, and the Allo did seem to be a step up in terms of being more organic. Apart from an issue recently with an SD card dying (probably my fault, just pulling the plug instead of powering down properly), it has been rock solid. My only gripe is paying for My Volumio to use Tidal, along with a pretty crappy interface. Hence this thread. I'm pretty confident the audio OS makers for RPi will get there, it might just take them a little longer. As you said, it will make the RPi streamers an even more attractive buy over the bigger brand streamers.

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First.... The protocol will need to be backwards engineered by the open source crowd. 

Same as what happened with Spotify connect and Librespot. 

This will take some time, IMO.  

 

I don't expect it to be quickly adopted by Ropieee, as this would impact Roon take up and membership.  

IMO, Roon is used by many, for its "Tidal Connect "capability.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, musicbee said:

First.... The protocol will need to be backwards engineered by the open source crowd first. 

Same as what happened with Spotify connect and Librespot. 

This will take some time, IMO.  

 

I don't expect it to be quickly adopted by Ropieee, as this would impact Roon take up and membership.  

IMO, Roon is used by many, for its "Tidal Connect "capability.

 

 

 

Yes, similarly with Volumio, they won't rush into it as they know they will lose many My Volumio subscribers (like me) who only pay up for the Tidal integration. On the positive side though, there are plenty of music OS's out there for RPi, so at least one of them should be motivated to work on this. 

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Looks like Volumio are already trying to make this happen. It isn't clear how much effort this is, or how high on the priority list, but actively asking Tidal for approval is a very positive sign. 

https://community.volumio.org/t/adding-tidal-connect/42022

 

Two days ago:

"We are waiting for an answer from TIDAL for our request to integrate TIDAL Connect :wink:
Now we shall be patient, as everyone is struggling to cope with this pandemic and remote work might increase response times :wink:
We will keep you posted"

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