TIDAL, the global music and entertainment streaming platform, and Dolby Laboratories are introducing Dolby Atmos Music on TIDAL HiFi, the music streaming subscription tier that already features HiFi and Master quality audio. Now, compatible Android smartphones or tablets will have access to a growing library of music available in Dolby Atmos from Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
The current library includes songs from artists such as The Weeknd, Blondie, and Ariana Grande. TIDAL is working closely with its artist-owners, including JAY-Z, to mix their catalogs in Dolby Atmos – which are expected to become available in 2020.
“TIDAL members have come to expect the highest quality listening experience from our platform, and it is a priority for us to stay at the forefront of innovation,” said Lior Tibon, COO, TIDAL. “Dolby Atmos will give music fans the ability to enjoy the best possible audio quality.”
“Dolby Atmos is redefining how music is created, allowing artists and fans to experience it like never before,” said John Couling, senior vice president, commercial partnerships, Dolby Laboratories. “Together with TIDAL, we are expanding the reach of Dolby Atmos Music by enabling a more immersive way for people around the world to enjoy their favorite songs and albums.”
To enjoy Dolby Atmos Music, TIDAL will automatically default to this experience if a Dolby Atmos mix is available. Tracks will be identified by a “Dolby logo” visual badge as well as through a “Dolby Atmos” identifier that will display once a song is selected. Users can also click on the “Dolby Atmos” menu option under the “Explore” tab on the TIDAL app to explore the library of tracks available in Dolby Atmos.