How to Play Tidal Music on Apple Watch

By Adam Gorden Posted on June 25, 2023

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Tidal now has a standalone app for Apple Watch, which allows Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus to stream music and control playback directly from the watch, independent of your iPhone. If you would like to enjoy Tidal's offline mode to play music without internet connectivity, download your favorite playlists with your Tidal account.

In this post, we'd like to introduce the most popular two ways that Tidal users would like to play Tidal on their watches. Let's get started!

Part 1. Stream Tidal on Apple Watch Online

To stream Tidal music directly on your Apple Watch, you'll need to set up both the devices with your Tidal account.

Supported Devices:

  • Apple Watch 3 or above.
  • WatchOS 7.1 or above.

Set Up Tidal on Apple Watch:

  1. Ensure that your Apple Watch is connected to your iPhone. If you haven't paired your iPhone with your watch, make sure your devices are in close proximity and open the watch app on your iPhone to establish a connection via Bluetooth.
  2. Once paired, head to the Apple Store app on your watch and search for the "TIDAL MUSIC" app.
  3. Tap "GET" to download and launch the TIDAL app on your Apple Watch.
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  5. On your Apple Watch, it will prompt you to visit the for activation. You'll also get the 5-digital code on your Apple Watch.
  6. On your another device such as your iPhone, visit the "". You may need to log in to your Tidal account, from there you can log in if you are an existing member, or sign up to TIDAL.
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  8. Enter the 5-digital code there to continue.
  9. Tap Continue on your iPhone, then return to your Apple Watch and tap Done. Now you've successfully link your Tidal account with your Apple Watch.

Play Tidal on Apple Watch:

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You can access your tracks, albums, playlists to listen to on your Apple Watch for Tidal's HiFi offering. If you desire for Tidal's offline mode on your watch, Apple Music also offers offline playback of your favorite Tidal playlists. Go ahead to select a way to download Tidal for your Apple Watch with or without eligible subscriptions.

Part 2. Download Tidal Playlists on Apple Watch without Subscriptions

If you are not an existing Tidal member for HiFi or HiFi Plus, you have the opportunity to download your favorite playlists to your Apple Watch even without eligible subscriptions. All you need is a profession Tidal music downloader called ViWizard Tidal Music Converter. You can download any tracks, playlists, albums, or artists into transferrable music files. Once you got the music files, you can sync them to your Apple Watch through the Music app and enjoy the offline listening.

ViWizard Tidal Music Converter is designed for both Windows and Mac users to download music directly from the Tidal desktop app. Whether you have eligible subscriptions or not, you can select and add your favorite music to download. You can make the downloaded music compatible with the Music app on your Apple Watch into MP3, WAV, or FLAC. Lossless audio and full ID3 tags will be kept with the downloaded music. Make sure you download the correct version and follow these steps to start downloading.

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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
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Step 1Select and add Tidal music

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Download and launch the ViWiard app on your computer, then allow to launch or relaunch the Tidal desktop app. This will allow you to access your music collection and Tidal's vast music library. To select and add music tracks to download, drag and drop what you like to the main interface of the ViWizard app.

Step 2Adjust output format

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Once added, click the menu icon at the top right of the app interface and select Preferences. Choose the Convert tab and open the drop-down menu next to the currently format, and choose MP3, WAV, or FLAC. You can also adjust bit rate, sample rate, or channel. Click OK to save these settings.

Step 3Convert and download Tidal music


Return to the main interface of the ViWizard app, and click on the Convert button to start the conversion. After the conversion, you get the actual music files and you can sync them to your Apple Watch for offline listening.

Part 3. Put Downloaded Tidal Music on Apple Watch Offline

To put the downloaded Tidal music onto your Apple Watch, you'll need to sync it to your iPhone as downloaded items.

Transfer Downloaded Tidal Music to iPhone:

  1. On your Windows PC or Mac, open the iTunes app to upload the downloaded music to your library. Choose File > Add File/Folder to Library from the top of the menu, and select the music files or folders to open.
  2. Once added, connect your iPhone to the computer.
  3. In iTunes, select your device from the top of the sidebar.
  4. Select Music in the sidebar. This will open the syncing screen.
  5. Select Sync Music > Entire music library.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Once done, click Done. The music will be synced to your iPhone as downloaded music.

Sync Downloaded Tidal Music to Apple Watch:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Music app > Library > Downloaded to check to see the downloaded Tidal music.
  2. Return to the Watch app on your iPhone, and go to My Watch > Music > Add Music. This will redirect you to the Music app on your iPhone.
  3. Select what you want to sync to your Apple Watch under the Downloaded section.
  4. Once selected, tap on Done to initiate the syncing. The downloaded music will be synced to your Apple Watch.
  5. Pair your headphones or speaker with your Apple Watch, and you can enjoy the downloaded music directly from the Music app on the watch.


If you have Tidal subscription, you can download and launch the TIDAL app from the App Store on your Apple Watch to access and play your music. If you are on the free tier of Tidal, you can use an alternative way to download Tidal music with ViWizard Tidal Music Converter instead. This will allow you to listen to music offline unlimitedly on your Apple Watch.

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