Plex, the popular media management and playback app, is continuing to add additional content options for its users. The company today confirmed recent leaks by officially announcing integration with TIDAL, the high fidelity music streaming service.
In addition to integrating access to TIDAL’s 60+ million audio tracks into the Plex interface, the two companies are teaming up to offer combined reduced-price subscription plans starting at $9.99 per month, or $8.99 per month for Plex Pass members. This gives subscribers access to both TIDAL as well as Plex premium features — including podcasts, live TV, and news — at prices that can save up to $60 per year compared to the full regular price of both subscriptions. Plex users can also test out TIDAL with a free 30-day trial.
Like its Live TV feature, Plex will optionally integrate TIDAL’s massive music catalog into your existing Plex music library. TIDAL-related features being introduced to Plex include:
- Artist Recommendations: On the artist page, Plex will recommend other artists you might like that aren’t in your library.
- Filling in Missing Albums: Plex will show you any missing albums from artists in your library.
- Augmented Artist Radio: Enhances the Plex artist radio feature, which generates a mix from a specific artist, to include tracks from TIDAL.
- New Releases: New album release recommendations for artists in your library.
- Universal Playlists: Mix and match from your own library, shared libraries, and TIDAL.
- Universal Search: Hear about a new band? Our apps now return TIDAL results alongside matches from your library, for maximum convenience.
- Discovery Radio: Helps you discover new gems, from artists that are not in your library, based on the bands that are.
- Music Videos: Users will be able to enjoy TIDAL’s incredible 244,000+ music video collection across all of the Plex mobile and TV apps.
Plex originally began as a way for users to organize and play their local media files, and while that functionality remains the service has expanded in recent years to additionally offer access to an increasing range of third party online content, starting with Live TV last year and expanding to podcasts, news, and web shows in recent months. This gives users access to both their local media collections as well as a large number of online content sources from within a single app.
Plex TIDAL integration is rolling out today. If you’re already subscribed to another streaming service but are craving Plex integration, check out Soundiiz, an online service that can automatically sync playlists and libraries between a number of online streaming music services. Head over to the Plex blog for more information on how to sign up for a free TIDAL trial and link your Plex and TIDAL accounts.
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