How to Make Tidal Default Music Player

By Adam Gorden Posted on November 21, 2023

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When you want to open a local audio file or ask the voice assistant to play a song, your devices will always follow your commands through the default player. Now more and more people want to set their favorite music player as the default player, such as Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, and so on. However, not all these music players can be easily set as the default player, and people may have trouble setting the default player.

If you are having trouble making Tidal default player, you have come to the right place. This guide shows you the step-by-step tutorial to make Tidal default on different devices.

Part 1. How to Make Tidal Default Music Player on iPhone

For Android users, they can set Spotify, Apple Music, or other music players as the default music player. But setting Tidal as the default music player is unallowed. Don't worry, we will help you play Tidal with any default music player on part 4. For iPhone users, Tidal can be set as the default player with the help of the voice assistant. What you need to do is follow the steps below.

On iOS:

  1. Open your iPhone to go to the 'Settings'.
  2. Locate and tap the 'Siri & Search' to toggle on 'Listen for 'Hey Siri'', which makes Siri work.
  3. Then scroll the screen to find the Tidal app.
  4. Click on it and toggle on all the options, which allow Siri to learn from how you use 'Tidal' to make suggestions across apps and enable Tidal can be used with Ask Siri.
  5. Saying 'Hey, Siri' to activate Siri.
  6. Then you can say 'Play some music'. It will show a list of available applications that can be set as default music players with Siri.
  7. Choose Tidal and select 'Yes' when Siri asks if you want to play music on Tidal.
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    Every time you wake Siri up to play music, you have to manually select Tidal as the default player.

Part 2. How to Make Tidal Default Music Player on Windows

Setting Tidal as the default music player for a Windows computer is different from the operation of an iPhone, which can be set once and forever. You can complete it by following these steps:

On Windows:

  1. Click the 'Start' menu on your computer screen to go to 'Settings'.
  2. Locate and click on 'Apps'.
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  4. Choose the option of 'Default apps'. Under this page, you can see the default applications by searching for file type or link type. The key to setting Tidal as the default music player is to search for MP3 or music files and set the player for them.
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  6. Click the 'Default Media Player', and then choose the option 'Select application on the computer'.
  7. Find and open Tidal, and set Tidal to the Windows default.
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In the future, the default music player of your computer will be Tidal, and all MP3 files will be opened with Tidal.

Part 3. How to Make Tidal Default Music Player on Mac

If you want to make Tidal the default music player on Mac, this part will be useful for you. Setting Tidal as the default player on the Mac is similar to the steps on the Windows, and it is very easy. It only needs to be set manually once. The specific operation steps are as follows:

On Mac:

  1. You should find the music file that you want to play on Tidal on the Finder.
  2. Right-click the music file to click 'Get Info' from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the arrow icon to unfold the 'Open with'.
  4. Click the default music player currently listed. It will show a list of applications that are compatible with the type of file.
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  6. Click 'Other' to select Tidal.
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With the above steps, you can make Tidal the default music player. If you want to change other apps as the default player, the method also works.

Part 4. Play Tidal with Any Default Music Player

Android users can not set Tidal as their default player. We can think of this problem another way. We can download Tidal music and convert it to regular formats so we can play Tidal with any default music player. So how can we download and convert Tidal to a common format? The key to doing this is to use the 'ViWizard Tidal Music Converter'. With this app, you can play Tidal music on any of your default players, including Windows Media Player or Apple Music, whether you are an iPhone or Android user or a phone or computer user.

ViWizard Tidal Music Converter is a Tidal downloader for Windows and Mac. It can help both free users and subscribers to download and convert Tidal audio to MP3, AAC, M4A, and other common formats. It means that you can play Tidal music with any default music player even across devices and media players at any time with no limits. Better still, ViWizard Tidal Music Converter can keep the original sound quality and ID3 tags. With its help, you can personalize the formats of the output audio, manage your output library, and enjoy listening to Tidal music without annoying ads.

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Key Features of ViWizard Tidal Music Converter

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  • Download any Tidal content, including songs, albums, playlists, and artists
  • Support exporting Tidal music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B
  • Preserve a whole set of ID3 tag information in the downloaded Tidal songs
  • Handle the conversion of Tidal music up to 5× faster speed and in batch

How to Download Tidal to MP3 and Other Formats

Step 1Add Tidal music tracks

Open ViWizard Tidal Music Converter, and then the Tidal Music app will launch automatically. You should find the music tracks in the Tidal music library that you want to download and convert. You can add Tidal music to this downloader in two ways. Drag your target music tracks to this app or paste your target music tracks into the downloader by copying the audio link.

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Step 2Set the format of output audio

After you add all target tracks to the conversion list, tap the menu bar and click 'Preferences', then you can set the output audio as you like, including bit rate, sample rate, channel, and so on. After that, click the OK button to save your settings.

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Step 3Convert Tidal music to MP3 or other common formats

Click the Convert button. It will begin to download and convert Tidal music to MP3 or other common formats. Just for a moment, you can click the Converted icon to view and listen to the converted music.



Making Tidal the default music player is not difficult, you just need to follow this guide and then you can get it. But I think the ViWizard Tidal Music Player is a better choice. It enables you to play Tidal music on any default player. Try it and you will find that you can listen to Tidal music without restrictions and have a more enjoyable listening experience.

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