Tidal was the first major streaming service to launch ‘CD-quality’ audio, charging twice the price for its HiFi tier in the company’s pre-Jay-Z days.
Now, though, it seems Tidal is mulling a shakeup for that tier, switching to a partnership involving the new MQA format.
At least, that’s what Tidal’s strategic partnership manager Pål Bråtelund told What Hi-Fi magazine, which reported that plans are “well under way” for the switch, following a test earlier this year.
“The first wave of MQA-streamed files will be available via Tidal’s desktop platform, with the app (for Android and iOS devices) to be updated soon after,” claimed its report.
Tidal would thus be the first notable streaming service to use MQA, which launched as a spin-off from audio firm Meridian earlier this year.