In August 2018, MTN Uganda partnered with Tidal to bring a tailored experience for Ugandan music lovers. TIDAL is currently owned by a renowned world musician Jay-Z and a variety of other successful music artists, making it the first artist-owned streaming service in the world.

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MTN Tidal Launch in Uganda (Picture: PC Tech Magazine)

TIDAL is a subscription-based music streaming service. On TIDAL consumers can get full access to music with high sound quality, high-quality music videos and expertly curated editorial. Users can stream TIDAL Music from both Smart Mobile Devices (Smartphones, Tablets) and Desktops.  Tidal has Music, Videos, Podcasts, and exclusive content. There are over 60 million songs in all your favorite genres like Hip Hop, Reggae, RnB, Jazz, Country, Gospel, Nigerian, Ugandan, South African, etc.

How to start using Tidal on MTN

Dial *165*66# and Select TIDAL

Activate a Subscription of your choice

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MTN Uganda Tidal Subscription Options | (Picture: Android Tech Villa)

If it is your first time on TIDAL: Select and activate TIDAL FREE trial- This is a One Time only offer aimed to introduce users to TIDAL Music streaming service With the FREE trial a user gets 30 days of unpaid access to TIDAL music streaming. This also includes streaming data.

If you don’t want the FREE trial, proceed to activate a paid-for subscription.

If you have already completed your FREE trial on TIDAL: Select and Activate a subscription of your choice. You will have to pay for the subscription

You will receive 2 SMS one with your TIDAL Logins and another with a link to the App Store OR Play Store to download the TIDAL App.

Download and Install App, Open App and Click Login. 

Enter your username and password (as provided in the SMS). As a standard, a user’s name on TIDAL is the MTN number in the format 2567XXXXXXXX without the “+” sign.

Click Login

 How much is Tidal Subscription?

OPTIONS       1 DAY   3 DAYS         7 DAYS           30 DAYS

Cost                   600        1500               4000                   10,000

With Data        1500      3500               6000               15000

Pulse Offer       1000      2000                5000              12000

You pay using MTN Mobile Money (MTN MoMo). Dial *165*66# and Choose any of the options from 2 to 4.

Subscription ONLY: This gives you access to TIDAL service. However, you must also activate a normal data bundle to stream music. 

Subscription with DATA: This gives you access to TIDAL Service including data meaning that you do NOT buy data to stream the service.

MTN Pulse Offer with DATA: This is a discounted offer limited to MTN Pulse customers. Non-MTN Pulse customers who attempt to activate it will get a decline.

 How to change the password on Tidal

Login to TIDAL, Go to My Collection

Click on Settings, Click on Username (i.e. Your number)

Scroll down to Change Password.

To recover your password: 

Select Login, Enter username i.e. Your MTN number starting with 256

Click reset password, You will receive a SMS with a link to reset password

Click link and follow instructions, Enter new password of your choice.

Once successful password change, Open TIDAL App and Login

Click HERE to get started, or watch video below: 

Article first appeared on The Brink News.