No of paid music subscribers for amazon music unlimited and tidal

It is easy to get lost when picking a music streaming service since there are so many streaming services available.

There are more out there than just Google play Music, Deezer, Spotify and Amazon.

They all offer discovery features to help users find new songs and offer music libraries with tens of million tracks to users that work with the majority of devices.

We have dig pretty deep to find the best streaming services, but in this article, we are going the split up and differentiating the difference between Amazon Music Unlimited and Tidal.

Which is the best music streaming service between Amazon Music Unlimited and Tidal?


All music streaming services charge a standard fee of $9.99 per month for an account and $15 per month for the family option.

Tidal has a higher price, one that boosts the quality of music that subscriber’s stream.

While Amazon Music Unlimited charges a monthly fee of $ for prime members and $ a month for non-prime members, Tidal asks for $19.99 a month for an account and $29.99 for the family plan.

But with Tidal the amount is charged because it features a selection of master quality Hi-Res albums.

amazon music unlimited vs tidal hi fi

Sound Quality

Tidal uses MQA to stream 320Kbps for a selection of songs.

They have a couple of thousands of “master” albums (if not million by now), but a lot of classic music in them, including Michael Bubble.

Amazon Music Unlimited offer the same sound quality with 96 kbps regular quality and 160 kbps high quality.

What Devices Are They On?

Unless you have a window phone, you need to know which devices are compatible with Tidal and Amazon music unlimited.

For Amazon Music Unlimited, all services are accessible through their music app, be downloaded on Android and iOS devices as well as PC and Mac.

If you have a web player, you can also access Amazon Music Unlimited by using the company’s Echo devices.

Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablets also have an app where you can stream and play music through Roku media streamer and Sonos multi-room.

Tidal doesn’t have many options.

It is a streaming service for people who love streaming for music side rather than a high-tech peripheral side.

Offline feature for Tidal and Amazon Music Unlimited

Both services offer unlimited mobile downloads for offline listening.

Both services allow users to download tracks to their devices for offline listening, so that’s a good start for both streaming services.

What are the Benefits of Amazon Music Unlimited?

Music Catalogue

Amazon Music Unlimited claim to have 40 million songs in its catalog with songs from today’s top and popular artist while Tidal has over 46 million songs in it’s catalog (60 million as on April 2019).

That’s around 6 million more than Amazon Music Unlimited.

Tidal is keen to impress it’s users since it gives you a clearer impression of what sort of libraries to can get with the current total standing at 46 million songs.


Hopefully, you now have an idea of which streaming service is the best choice for you, but which among Tidal and Amazon Music Unlimited is the most successful.

Tidal figures are estimated at 3 million (controversial) which sounds not healthy.

Tidal reportedly had 1.1 million paid subscriber last year, but now Tidal must be soaring high.

Amazon Music Unlimited has amassed in excess of 125 million users who pay for it.

It is probably the first streaming services used by many people and has a huge following.

It is clear that Amazon has toppled over Tidal, but Tidal has intuitive features that set it apart.

Advantages of Tidal Music Premium and Hi Fi

Discovery Features

Both services are mature enough to offer fairly good music discovery features.

Amazon Music Unlimited has sections which serve up playlists and albums that you like.

The playlist and album is based on your listening habits, Amazon Music Unlimited make music discovery easier than ever with their Alexa assistance.

Tidal on the other side has curated content from artists, album, and genres.

Tidal major selling point is the high-quality music streaming they offer their subscribers.

Tidal music streaming services have a maximum streaming quality of 1,411kbps with FLAC-formatted lossless files.

difference between amazon music and tidal

Between Amazon Music Unlimited and Tidal, which offer the best services for subscribers Amazon Music Unlimited is cheaper compared to Tidal, especially for Prime members.

If you already have an Amazon Prime membership, Amazon Music Unlimited is probably the best option because it’s cheaper.

Either way, Amazon is cheaper compared to Tidal.

Tidal, on the other hand, offer best high-quality streaming services than Amazon Music Unlimited.

Tidal also has a huge music catalog than Amazon Music Unlimited.

It’s worth to note that in both services, you can create your playlist or choose from the curated playlist available.

Amazon Music Unlimited is available on more devices than Tidal, but they both offer a better music discovery options.

Depending on your preferences, you can choose either Tidal or Amazon Music Unlimited.

Total no of paid music subscribers in amazon music unlimited and tidal

Paid Subscribers

Any topic related to paid subscribers and Tidal may be deeply disturbing to Jay Z’s fans, as he was already embarrassed by a Norwegian magazine, trying to manipulate Tidal’s paid subscriber base in 2017.

To make things worse, the Norwegian government ordered an official inquiry into Tidal’s manipulated paid subscriber numbers.

Which if proven could end up Jay Z getting an arrest warrant from the Interpol.

Jay Z may be a fledgling businessman but a very popular musician, as evident from his streaming service, Tidal, which offers HD quality audio, a service dominated by Tidal for many years before Amazon introduced Amazon Music HD in September 2019.

Coming back to the subscriber numbers, Amazon Music’s paid subscriber numbers grew 30 times more than Tidal in the last five years.

Let us not delve into subscriber numbers as it will not do any justice to the amazing user experience that Tidal offers.

But would rather result in a comparison chart (as above), which might give some senior Tidal executives hot flushes, headaches, anxiety and nightmares.