Shortly after Tidal’s relaunch in April, there was a flurry of stories rushing to label the streaming service as doomed, many based on a report noting that its iPhone app had plummeted down Apple’s US App Store charts. At the time, we warned about the premature nature of these verdicts, and now there’s some evidence to back that stance up. At the time of writing,
Tidal is the 33rd top grossing iPhone app in the US, and fourth top grossing Music iPhone app in the US – behind Spotify and Beats Music but ahead of Rhapsody, Rdio and Slacker Radio. Bear in mind that this is an incomplete snapshot of all these services’ performance, since the rankings only reflect the money they’re making from in-app purchases of subscriptions on iOS. So, just as we warned against rushing to doom Tidal a fortnight ago, so we’ll warn against rushing to acclaim it as a hit now – today’s rankings are more a reminder that it’s always risky to dash to verdicts based on App Store chart snapshots.