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Transfer Tidal Music to USB Flash Drive

Tidal paid users can easily unlock offline listening after downloading the wanted tracks. However, it's futile when it comes to transferring the downloaded Tidal files to other devices by any official means. Despite subscribing to Tidal, you are confined to playing music within the Tidal Music app or web player. Downloading music from Tidal to a USB flash drive for further use is unattainable unless you follow the solution put forward in this article.

Tidal subscribers can cache songs for offline listening whereas they are obstructed from moving the cache files to other devices like a USB flash drive for free playback. Therefore, are you wondering how to download music from Tidal to a USB flash drive? This post will provide tricks on how to download the Tidal songs, albums, and playlists to a USB flash drive with a Tidal Free, HiFi, or HiFi Plus plan and then enjoy unlimited playback forever.

Transfer Tidal Music to USB Flash Drive

✅ Part 1. Why Can't Download Tidal Music to USB Officially?

Similar to other streaming music platforms, Tidal mainly aims at streaming music online. Referring to offline playback, there are strict rules. Firstly, you need to become a paid subscriber to Tidal. Secondly, offline playback is only permitted within the Tidal music app or web player. Thirdly, the downloaded files from Tidal are digitally encrypted. Even if you manage to copy and transfer the Tidal offline downloaded files, they are not supported to be played. Only the best-laid plan in part 3 can help you out.

✅ Part 2. Why Do You Want to Transfer Tidal Music to USB?

According to the Tidal users, we collect some top reasons that they want to transfer the Tidal songs to a USB flash drive:

  1. For playing via other musical gadgets, like a car stereo system.
  2. More convenient to transfer Tidal Music files between two mobile devices or PCs.
  3. Songs will be greyed out once you are not subscribed to Tidal Music. Want to keep them forever after unsubscribing.
  4. Share the melodious Tidal songs with your friends or family.
  5. Listen to Tidal songs when there is no network connection.

✅ Part 3: The Best Way to Download Tidal Music to USB

Five different packages for Tidal users, Tidal Free, Tidal HiFi, HiFi Plus, Family HiFi, and Family HiFi Plus. First of all, you should know that this trick is available for all kinds of Tidal Music users.

TuneCable Tidal Music Downloader bypasses the digitally encrypted rules and lays a flawless conversion to Tidal Music files. It downloads Tidal songs, albums, and playlists to local files whilst decrypting them to common formats with the full ID3 tags (title, artist, album, track num, year, etc.) and authentic audio quality retained.

Key Features of TuneCable Tidal Music Converter:
  • Download Tidal songs, albums, and playlists in lossless audio quality (up to master quality).
  • Download ad-free Tidal files offline with Tidal Free, Tidal HiFi, and Tidal HiFi Plus.
  • Convert Tidal music to common MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC format.
  • Faster speed to batch convert several Tidal playlists.
  • Permanent playback of the Tidal music after the conversion.
  • The downloaded Tidal songs are playable via common media players.
  • The downloaded Tidal songs can be transferred to a phone, USB flash drive, SD card, portable player, wearing gadget, etc.
  • The downloaded Tidal songs can be imported to various programs.
tidal music downloader

Step 1: Run TuneCable Tidal Music Converter and Tidal.

Check if you've installed both TuneCable TuneCable Tidal Music Converter and the Tidal Music app on your computer. Launch TuneCable, and therewith the Tidal Music app will start automatically.

main-interface of tidal music converter

Step 2: Drag the Wanted Songs/Albums/Playlists from Tidal to TuneCable

On the Tidal Music app, have a look at the music library and lock your goal. Move the pointer cursor to the title of the song, album, or playlist, and drag it to TuneCable for parsing. Soon afterward, TuneCable reads and loads songs from the URL. Click "OK" to skip to the next step. It's noted that you may want to delete or add songs before the conversion. You are supported to do it right now.

Add tidal music
Add tidal music

Step 3: Set Up the Output Parameters

For new users, the output parameters should be adjusted accordingly. There is a "Settings" button above the TuneCable working area lying in the top right corner. Give it a hit and a pop-up setting window appears.

⭐ Changeable Output Settings: Conversion Mode / Output Format / Bit Rate / Sample Rate / Conversion Speed / Output Folder / Output File Name / Output Organized (way).

⭐ Tips You Should Pay Attention: When considering downloading Tidal tracks in master quality, you should select "Tidal Record" in the "Conversion Mode" setting, and choose "AUTO" in the "Output Format" setting. The "AUTO" option will help you extract songs from Tidal with the original quality kept. One more thing, to store all songs in one folder at one time, go to "Output Organized", and select "None".

settings of tidal music

Step 4: Download Tidal Music to Local PC

Eventually, tap on the "Convert" button to proceed with a batch conversion instantaneously. The Tidal songs will be saved as local files in the common formats you've set before. You can check the downloaded Tidal tracks on the local computer after the conversion. The output folder will open automatically once the conversion is done. You may want to check the next step to move the Tidal files to your USB flash drive.

converting tidal music to mp3

✅ Part 4: Tidal Music Free Playback via USB Flash Drive

Things get easier in this part as you have downloaded the Tidal songs to the local computer in common formats. Then we plan to move the downloaded Tidal Music files to a USB flash drive and play Tidal songs freely on other devices via a USB flash drive. Here are the detailed steps below:

Step 1: Just plug the USB flash drive into your computer. It will be recognized immediately afterward.

Step 2: Open the USB flash drive. Navigate to the output folder where the converted Tidal audios are stored on your computer. Then copy and paste them to the USB flash drive.

Step 3: It takes a while to complete the transfer. After that, you can take this USB flash drive with you and relish the offline playback anywhere and anytime.

move tidal music to usb

The Verdict: According to this post, TuneCable Tidal Music Downloader is the optimal solution for transferring Tidal music to a USB flash drive. For all kinds of Tidal users, the method is feasible. Furthermore, TuneCable can extract Tidal Music tracks with the lossless master quality preserved. Start a free trial now!

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