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    Guys, just a quick one... I've signed up to a free trial of Tidal, which I'll probably now be using instead of Spotify Premium, as for me the sound quality is superior, even just on the 'HIFI' setting, not the full high-res 'Master' one.

    Now, on the Tidal webpage there's a button on the bottom R/H corner which allows you to 'cast' the audio output to another (connected) device, which I can do with either of my Sony pieces of equipment (amp or Bluray player). That's working fine, and I'm getting 'HIFI' quality sound through my system.

    However.... On the Tidal desktop app, which I've downloaded, simply to access the 'MASTER' quality, high-res music streams, there is no obvious button, unlike on the webpage, I can see that allows you to stream the sound via another device, which would then allow me to play it back through my Sony amp and system, so I can enjoy the superior sound quality.

    All I'm able to do is play it through my laptop. Am I missing something, or is that just the way it is? Seems a bit daft....

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    Just the way it is.

    I never use the web UI TBH but I need to check it out again, since I am sure it will have improved since I last looked.
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    In the PC app you control the streaming quality in the settings menu. If you have the premium package you will set that to Masters quality. In the Tidal menu you will see which content is Masters quality as it will have an "M" symbol on that album or playlist. You will also see an icon at the bottom of the screen indicating the bit rate.

    IIRC Masters quality is not an option on the android app or with some streamers.

    I agree that Tidal is way better than Spotify re SQ.

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    Tidal's at least 16/44.1 whereas Spotify Premium has truncated dynamic range and frequency response. Only obvious with some recordings though.
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    I couldn't live with Spotify SQ had to keep buying CDs.

    Marco are you running the thin client (browser TIDAL) on a tablet or phone?

    The mobile app has Chromecast support. It got that quite a while ago.
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    hifi wise,i thought deezer to be better than tidal, and had a better layout etc. spotify is still very good. im back on it and enjoy its better access. decided it wasnt worth double the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Just the way it is.
    Thanks, Justin.

    So, are you saying that, with the desktop app, you can only listen to sound through the device that the app has been downloaded onto, and not stream the sound to an external device? If so, that's mad, because you can do it on the Tidal webpage.

    Plus, if true, it effectively means that you can only listen to 'Master' quality music streams on a phone or laptop, neither of which facilitate audiophile listening.

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    When you are in TIDAL desktop application, go to “What's New” and select “Masters” in the Albums section. To get the best quality, make sure to select "HiFi/Master" quality in “Settings" and then select “Streaming".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    In the PC app you control the streaming quality in the settings menu. If you have the premium package you will set that to Masters quality. In the Tidal menu you will see which content is Masters quality as it will have an "M" symbol on that album or playlist. You will also see an icon at the bottom of the screen indicating the bit rate.

    IIRC Masters quality is not an option on the android app or with some streamers.

    I agree that Tidal is way better than Spotify re SQ.
    Hi Geoff,

    Thanks for that. I've got no problem controlling the streaming quality in the settings menu on the desktop app (I'm using a laptop for the purpose). That isn't the issue, and I can easily alter it there from hi-fi to master quality.

    The problem is subsequently streaming the master quality sound to an external device, so I can play it through my system, rather than simply the speakers on my laptop. That's not a problem with the Tidal webpage, as there is a button on the bottom right-hand of the page for that purpose, which is strangely absent from the desktop app.

    Do you see where I'm coming from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    When you are in TIDAL desktop application, go to “What's New” and select “Masters” in the Albums section. To get the best quality, make sure to select "HiFi/Master" quality in “Settings" and then select “Streaming".
    Cheers. Where is the 'What's new' section, mate? I can't see it. I'm on the homepage of the dektop app. The options I have are:

    Home / Explore / Albums / Tracks / Videos / Artists. There's nothing that says 'What's New', and I need to find that first before I can follow the rest of your instructions.

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