Ugandans last evening were greeted by some great news about the latest partnership between MTN and music streaming platform Tidal. If you were keen on social media you must have seen the hashtag #FullAccess trending. Music streaming is something that many die hard global music lovers have been looking forward to since music streaming became a thing. I for one was ecstatic because I could now finally use Tidal without the constant need of a Virtual Private Network. After I heard the news of the partnership launch I had to give it a try right away and compiled a list of things you will need to know about using tidal if you are a newbie to this whole concept, so here goes
Its got music and videos
Not only does Tidal offer over 57 million audio tracks from musicians around the world, it also has millions of music videos as well. There is no end to the amount of entertainment you will find with tidal, the music videos are not just the official music videos but acoustic sessions as well as some studio sessions
Yes, you will need internet to listen to the music
If you are not familiar with what streaming means, well it requires the internet and for you to use Tidal, you will need to have an active internet connection to listen. Before you get worried about your precious data, you will be glad to hear that MTN has made it such that you can pay a single fee that covers subscription and data for a day, three days, a week or a month.
You can download the music
Once you have subscribed to the platform with MTN, by default you become a premium user of Tidal and this allows you to download the music that you stream so tat you can listen to it when you don’t have an internet connection. This is called offline mode. This means that for those times when you do not have internet, you can still access your favorite music.
Its totally customisable
Not many internet services let you choose how to use them, but this one does in the sense that you can create playlists from the millions of songs. These playlists will be accessible by just you until you decide to share them. However, if you feel that you couldn’t care about making your own playlist, the platform creates playlists that they think you could like based on the genres of music you choose.
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You can listen on both your phone and computer
Once you have an account on tidal, you can access it on either your smartphone, tablet or computer. All you need to do is login with your credentials and it will be like nothing changed.
The first month is free
Yes, you read that right, The first month on Tidal is totally free and you receive the premium package with all the bells and whistles. The free trial period lets you get a feel of the platform from which you can decide to continue or drop out entirely. If you love your music, the former option is most likely. Therefore to activate your free month trial.
- You will need to download the Tidal app on your phone or the desktop app on your computer.
- Using your MTN number dial *165*66#
- Choose option one
- You will receive an sms with you login details
- Go to the app and login
- Enjoy the music