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An Easy Guide to Play Tidal Music on Apple Watch

Updated on: April 30, 2024
Category: Tidal Tips

Playing Tidal Music on your Apple Watch is now easier than ever. With the Tidal app available for Apple Watch, you can directly access your favorite tracks, playlists, and explore new music right from your wrist. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of playing Tidal Music on your Apple Watch, as well as introduce an alternative method for enhanced flexibility and offline listening. Let's get started!

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Part 1: What Music Apps Work with the Apple Watch?

To begin, it's important to understand which music apps are compatible with the Apple Watch. Alongside Apple Music, the Apple Watch supports popular streaming music apps such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, and more. This gives you the freedom to choose the app that best aligns with your music preferences and enjoy seamless music playback on the go.

Part 2: How to Directly Play Tidal Music on Apple Watch?

If you're a Tidal subscriber, you can directly play your favorite Tidal Music on your Apple Watch. Simply follow these steps:

Please make sure you have one of the following Apple Watch models and watchOS version:

  • Apple Watch 3 or above
  • WatchOS 7.1 or above

Now, let's dive into the steps to get Tidal on your Apple Watch.

Step 1 Download and Launch the TIDAL App

Begin by downloading the TIDAL app on your Apple Watch. You can do this by searching for "TIDAL" in the App Store directly on your watch. Once downloaded, launch the app to proceed.

Step 2 Visit

Next, open a web browser on your iPhone, PC, or any other device and go to This is where you'll link your TIDAL account to your Apple Watch.

Step 3 Log in or Sign up to TIDAL

If you're an existing TIDAL member, log in using your credentials. If you don't have an account yet, you'll need to sign up for TIDAL. Follow the provided instructions to create an account.

Step 4 Link your Apple Watch

On the webpage, you'll see a code displayed. Enter this code on your Apple Watch when prompted. This will establish a connection between your TIDAL account and your Apple Watch.

Congratulations! You've successfully set up Tidal on your Apple Watch. Now you can enjoy your favorite music directly from your wrist and take advantage of various features while listening to Tidal on your Apple Watch.

Part 3: An Alternative Way to Play Tidal Music on Apple Watch

While Tidal Music is now available on the Apple Watch, an alternative method can offer added benefits and flexibility. One highly recommended option is NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter. Here's why it's worth considering:

1 Offline Listening:

NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter allows you to download Tidal tracks in advance, enabling offline listening on your Apple Watch, regardless of internet connectivity.

2 Format Compatibility:

With NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter, you can convert Tidal tracks to compatible formats for seamless playback on your Apple Watch.

3 Output HiFi/MQA Sound Quality:

NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter ensures that the converted tracks maintain the original HiFi/MQA sound quality, offering an immersive listening experience on your Apple Watch.

4 Ad-Free Experience:

By using NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter, you can enjoy Tidal Music on your Apple Watch without interruptions from ads, providing an uninterrupted and immersive audio experience.

5 Personalization and Flexibility:

Take full control of your Tidal Music library with NoteBurner. Customize playlists, organize tracks, and sync specific songs, albums, or playlists to your Apple Watch, tailored to your preferences while preserving the high-quality sound.

Using NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter as an alternative method allows for offline listening, format compatibility, HiFi/MQA sound quality output, an ad-free experience, and personalized control over your Tidal Music on the Apple Watch. It's a convenient solution to enhance your music experience on your wearable device.

Features of NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter:
  • Convert Tidal music to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC.
  • Record Tidal songs at up to 10X faster speed
  • Keep Tidal HiFi / Master Quality after conversion.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Free technical support & software updates.
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How to Save Tidal Music Songs to PC/ Mac

Here's how to use NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter to download Tidal Music to your PC or Mac for transfering to Apple Watch:

Step 1 Install and Launch NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter

Download, install and launch NoteBurner Tidal Music Downloader on your Mac or Windows computer and it's suggested to choose to download songs from Tidal Music app. You'll have the main interface as below.

main interface of tidal music downloader

Step 2 Add Tidal Playlists to NoteBurner

Now, find out a Tidal album or playlist you'd like to download to computer, then simply drag and drop it to NoteBurner. Or you can also copy and paste the music URL to NoteBurner.

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Step 3 Choose Output Format as MP3 for Tidal Songs

Tap the button "Settings" at bottom left, where a new window will prompt to choose Conversion Mode, Output Format (MP3/AAC/WAV /FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Output Path, and so on. Choose "MP3" as the output format.

Tips: Choose the settings of "Playlist Index" output file name and "None" output organized, so you can keep the same music order as the original Tidal playlists.

Settings for Tidal Music Downloader

Step 4 Start Downloading Tidal Music in MP3 Files to Computer

Click the button "Convert" to start converting Tidal music tarcks to your local computer.

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Step 5 Locate the Converted Tidal Music Files

Once converted, the output folder of Tidal Music downloads will be opened by default. Or you can also simply click the "Converted" button, hovering over the history list, and click the "Folder" icon. Then you'll be directed to the downloaded Tidal Music album or playlist.

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Now that you have successfully exported Tidal songs as MP3 files to your local computer drive, you can easily transfer these Tidal Music songs to Apple Watch without limits. To transfer Tidal songs to your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

1) Sync Tidal Music to iPhone via iTunes

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes/Music App.
  • Go to "File" and select "Add to Library" to upload the converted Tidal Music files to Apple Music.
  • In iTunes/Music, click on the small iPhone icon and then select "Music" from the sidebar.
  • Check the "Sync Music" option and choose the Tidal Music songs you want to transfer to your iPhone.
  • Click "Apply" to start syncing the Tidal Music files to your iPhone.

2) Copy Tidal Music to Apple Watch from iPhone

  • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both your iPhone and Apple Watch and that they are paired.
  • On your iPhone, open the "Apple Watch" app.
  • Scroll down and tap on "Music > Add Music".
  • Select "Synced Music" and choose the Tidal Music files you want to transfer to your Apple Watch.
  • Tap on "Done" to start the syncing process.
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Playing Tidal Music on your Apple Watch is a breeze, thanks to the availability of the Tidal app. You can enjoy your favorite tracks and playlists directly from your wrist, enhancing your music experience on the go. Additionally, the alternative method using NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter provides offline listening, format compatibility, HiFi/MQA sound quality output, ad-free experience, and personalized control over your Tidal Music on the Apple Watch. Choose the method that best suits your needs and elevate your music enjoyment on your Apple Watch.

Note: The trial version of NoteBurner Tidal Music Converter supports to convert the first 1 minute of each audio file for sample testing. If the program meets your need, please buy a license to unlock the time limit.

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