Present since 2014, Tidal is an excellent music streaming platform that presents itself as a true high-quality alternative to Spotify and Apple Music. Users often ask if their playlists are public or private, so let’s get to the bottom of it…
Tidal is no longer a newcomer to the market, having had eight years to develop its service and establish itself as one of the largest streaming platforms in the world.
Some of the world’s best musicians banded together in 2014 to try to revolutionize the audio streaming industry, pledging to pay artists much more than other solutions.
Tidal’s success isn’t just down to its star-studded list of investors. The platform’s many fantastic features, along with its high-fidelity audio output choices, make it a truly credible alternative for delivering smooth, high-quality audio entertainment.
It’s not a new concept to be able to create personalized playlists. Like any of the other major music streaming services, you can create playlists of your favorite songs. Many users are, however, curious about whether or not these playlists can be seen by others or if they are entirely private.
Are my Tidal playlists private?
Every playlist you create on Tidal is set to private by default, so only you can see and listen to it. However, if you want to share your playlist with a friend, simply copy and paste the playlist URL.
Unlike Spotify, however, you can’t yet create collaborative playlists on Tidal. So even though your friend, brother, mother, boss or anyone else can listen to the songs you added to the playlist, they won’t be able to contribute to it. own additions.
How to create a playlist on Tidal
For every music streaming service, playlists are a must-have feature. The ability to add and arrange music in the right order is for many a deciding factor when it comes to choosing a streaming service. Tidal understands this, which is why they’ve given consumers the ability to not only create impeccable playlists, but also edit them.
Unique, personalized playlists give you a variety of music specifically tailored to how you’re feeling in that moment. Playlists can help you get into the mindset you want, whether you’re working or training.
Here’s how to create your own playlist on Tidal:
- Open Tidal on your device of choice, whether Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS.
- Find a track you want to add to a new playlist.
- Click on the three white dots located on the right side of the track.
- Click “Add to Playlist,” then create a name for your new playlist.
- Click “Create”.
There is another way to create a playlist, depending on the order you prefer to do it. Here’s how:
- Click “My Collection,” which can be found in the lower right corner of any screen.
- Choose “Playlists”, then click on the “+” symbol located in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Type a name for the new playlist, then click “Create.”
You can add any song to your playlist by tapping the three vertical dots next to it, then selecting “Add to Playlist.” Select the playlist you just created from the drop-down menu and the song will be included.
How to edit your Tidal playlists
Adding and removing tracks from a particular playlist is easy, whether it’s because you added a song to the wrong playlist by mistake or you’ve decided you don’t like that song anymore. Here’s how:
- Return to the “Playlists” menu and locate the playlist you want to edit.
- Click the three dots next to the playlist you want to make changes to and click “Enter edit mode.”
From there, it really depends on what changes you want to make to the playlist. Individual tracks can be removed from your playlists by choosing the “X” symbol on the left side of the track in edit mode. By long-pressing the three horizontal lines next to the song name and dragging it to a new location, you can rearrange the tracks in a particular order.
When you’re done, tap the three vertical dots again and choose “Exit Edit Mode.” Instead of an “X”, a number will appear next to the music, indicating its place in the playlist. In edit mode, three vertical dots will replace the horizontal lines.
Of course, you can access your playlists at any time by going to the My Collection page and choosing “Playlists”. All of your carefully created playlists are then just a tap away from being played in the order you choose by choosing ‘Play’ or shuffled by selecting ‘Shuffle’.
Why choose Tidal over Spotify?
If you’re just jumping on the music streaming bandwagon, there are plenty of options, but which one is right for you depends a lot on what you want to get out of it. Spotify and TIDAL HiFi Plus are unlike any other service; While Spotify focuses on social features and personalized algorithms, TIDAL HiFi Plus prioritizes sound quality and puts artists first.
While many people head straight to Spotify or Apple Music (mostly Apple enthusiasts), others do a little more research and come across Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music. Out of these three, we have to say that Tidal is the second biggest behind the main picks.
Tidal’s main selling point was its focus on better artist pay in a world where mid-sized artists still needed second jobs on top of Spotify’s minimal payouts.
Another huge advantage of the platform was the exclusive music released by artists who rewarded the platform for paying them more – especially those with stakes in the company, like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Deadmau5, Madonna. and Calvin Harris, in no particular order.
Jake is a professional writer, journalist, and lifelong tech fan. It covers KnowYourMobile news and user guides.