Tidal adds Dolby Atmos Music support to its HiFi service tier
The artist-owned streaming service Tidal has long differentiated itself from competitors such as Spotify by offering subscribers to its $20-per-month Tidal HiFi service the option of streaming music at high resolution, using the lossless codec FLAC. It was the first to support the MQA format and it also jumped on the Sony 360 Reality Audio bandwagon. Now it has enlisted Dolby Laboratories to offer streams using Dolby Atmos Music. As with the MQA and Sony formats, you’ll need to be a Tidal HiFi subscriber to get it.
Dolby and Tidal promise a more immersive experience compared to high-resolution music streamed in stereo: “…Dolby Atmos gives music more space and the freedom to unleash every detail and emotion as the artist intended.” We haven’t had an opportunity to experience Tidal with Dolby Atmos Music, but some of us prefer a straightforward stereo experience where the players are staged in front of us, compared to the immersive experience that Sony and Dolby offer, where it feels as though you’re on stage with them.
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