Tidal Offline PC/Mac – How to Listen to Tidal Offline on Desktop

By Sienna Williams

Updated on September 10, 2021

Q: I’m attracted by Tidal’s MQA quality and switched from Spotify to Tidal streaming music service. But I can’t find the Tidal Offline Mode on a desktop running Windows and Mac operating systems to listen to Tidal offline desktop. With a HiFi subscription, there is no Download option on the Tidal desktop app and Web Player. The offline feature brings a better experience, especially for high-quality music and playlists. Did I miss something important?

MQA-quality music playback requires a more stable network than the regular quality. There is a common perception that Tidal provides an Offline Mode for premium users, including HiFi and Premium subscribers. But it’s only available for mobile devices, like iPhone, and Android phones.

For people who are using a PC or Mac to play Tidal music and playlists, there is no official way to achieve this goal. Therefore, today, we will share the only practical way to get Tidal offline on PC and Mac. Are you also eager to listen to Tidal offline on desktop? Read this article to get the workaround.

tidal offline desktop

Part 1. Tool Required to Get Tidal Offline Desktop

A Tidal Offline Mode desktop should be at the forefront of many Tidal users’ minds. As time goes by, there have been more and more related FAQs on the Tidal Forum. For example, ‘How can I listen to Tidal offline on my desktop? Why doesn’t Tidal’s Offline Mode work on the desktop? But up to now, the answer is still negative. 

Luckily, this has changed with the release of AudKeep Tidal Music Converter. It is dedicated to downloading Tidal music offline on computers with zero quality loss. This powerful feature can help all Tidal lovers to use Tidal offline on PC and Mac. 

As a market-leading Tidal ultimate solution, it can operate at high speeds and reliably convert multiple songs at once. As a professional music converter for Tidal, it also supports converting Tidal to MP3, FLAC, WAV, and more so that you can play Tidal offline on not only desktop but also any device. 

In addition, you can get Tidal offline files with non-destructive quality and complete ID3 tags. With this smart tool, you can listen to Tidal music, playlists, podcasts, etc. offline while on the subway, on a plane, or in any area with poor Internet access. 

audkeep tidal music converter for desktop

AudKeep Tidal Music Converter for Desktop

  • Download song from Tidal desktop offline at 5X speed
  • Support Tidal format conversion to MP3, FLAC, etc.
  • Play 100% lossless-quality Tidal offline on desktop
  • Download Tidal music, playlists without using Tidal app

Part 2. How to Download and Listen to Tidal Offline on PC/Mac

AudKeep Tidal Music Converter has enough to get Tidal offline on Mac and PC. It doesn’t require you to install the Tidal desktop app but please make sure you have downloaded this tool on your computer.

After that, let’s take a look at how AudKeep Tidal Music Converter can break the Tidal desktop offline restrictions in a few clicks. A free trial version of Tidal Music Converter is enough to test its performance before purchase. 

Step 1 Customize output parameters of Tidal offline files on desktop

set output parameters of tidal offline files

Please click the AudKeep Tidal Music Converter from the Apple menu bar on Mac or the first icon Menu in the upper right corner of the main interface on PC, and then you can choose the Preferences section to launch the setting window.

You can customize the output parameters of Tidal offline files by modifying the output format, bit depth, sample rate, channel, and so on. To preserve the original high quality, it is recommended that you change the Format to Lossless, FLAC, or WAV, the Sample Rate to 48000 Hz, and the Bit Depth to 16 or 24 bits. 

Step 2 Add Tidal songs to download and play offline on desktop

add tidal music on desktop

When you launch the AudKeep Tidal Music Converter, the main interface will show a built-in Tidal Web Player. It provides a simple way to add Tidal songs to download offline. 

First, you can start to search and find your favorite Tidal tunes on Tidal Web Player. Once found, please tap the item and then you will see the + button will be blue and dynamic. Simply press this + button, all songs in this Tidal player will be loaded to the conversion window.

Step 3 Download and get Tidal offline on Mac and PC

tidal offline on pc and mac

Before getting started, you can still check the mark before the songs to select certain songs to download. And then, you can hit on the Convert button in the lower right corner of the conversion window. On an ideal Internet connection, AudKeep Tidal Music Converter will download songs from Tidal onto the computer at a 5X speed. Tidal songs can be downloaded to the output audio parameters you set earlier.  

Step 4 Locate and play Tidal offline files on desktop

The conversion time depends on the number of songs and the network speed. When the conversion finishes, the History icon will display a red dot showing the number of songs. Click it to locate Tidal offline files on your desktop. You can now listen to Tidal offline desktop without the Tidal Offline Mode for Mac and Windows. In addition, you can stream Tidal music downloads to other devices for offline listening. 


Bonus: How to Use Tidal Offline Mode on Mobile Devices

So far, you’ve been able to successfully get Tidal PC and Mac offline. Since Tidal Offline Mode is available on mobile devices, here, we will also introduce the detailed steps on how to listen to Tidal offline on iOS or Android devices. To refer to the following steps, please make sure your membership has not expired.

Download Tidal Offline to Use in Offline Mode

Step 1. Launch the Tidal mobile app on your Android or iOS devices. Navigate to the My Collection section in the bottom toolbar.

Step 2. Find and select songs and playlists that you’d like to listen to offline. There is a three dots button to the right of the title.

Step 3. Tap it to scroll down and find and click the Download button to get offline Tidal tracks.

Enable Tidal Offline Mode to Listen to Tidal Offline

Step 1. Click the My Collection option again in the bottom toolbar.

Step 2. There is a gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen, please click it to open the Settings window.

Step 3. Toggle Offline Mode to the right to turn it on.

tidal offline mode

By the way, if your Tidal subscription has been canceled, you can transfer Tidal offline files you have downloaded using AudKeep Tidal Music Converter to your mobile devices from your computer. You no longer need to open the Tidal app, but instead use any music player to listen to Tidal offline. 

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