Reviewed October 14th, 2020
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Tidal is a music streaming service that allows you to stream your favorite artists and often competes with services such as Apple Music and Spotify. It offers a free 30-day trial as well as $9.99 and $19.99 per month subscription options depending on the sound quality you would prefer.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Tidal may share your personal data, such as your name, address, email, phone number, and location data with third parties in order to target you with relevant ads. Be aware of this risk before using this service.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Tidal may share your personal data with service providers, as well as marketing and advertising agencies in order to provide you with targeted ads based on your interests.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Excellent sound quality.
  • On-demand playback.
  • Themed playlists.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • No free version.

Final Thoughts

Tidal does not offer a free option which may be a downside for many users. Tidal also has some privacy issues since they claim they may share and use your personal information for personalized ads. Furthermore, there has been potential and suspected breaches into streaming information, but Tidal has rejected and denied all accusations. Be cautious when using this platform.

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