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6 minutes ago, Daren F said:

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately it's just regurgitated and word-smithed from Tidal's info. 

 

This sentence is a disservice. Anything starting with "Presumably" could be guess by anyone without any information. 

 

"Presumably tracks in Tidal's 60-million-strong library can be cast via Tidal Connect at their maximum quality, and that allowed by the user's subscription..."

 

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13 minutes ago, Daren F said:

Would be nice if it would allow control of the desktop app from the smartphone app.

That would be cool because then you could use any USB DAC or similar without the certified Tidal Connect devices. 

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1 hour ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately it's just regurgitated and word-smithed from Tidal's info. 

 

This sentence is a disservice. Anything starting with "Presumably" could be guess by anyone without any information. 

 

"Presumably tracks in Tidal's 60-million-strong library can be cast via Tidal Connect at their maximum quality, and that allowed by the user's subscription..."

 

Info from What Hi-Fi can be suspect even when they don't presume:

https://www.whathifi.com/advice/mp3-aac-wav-flac-all-the-audio-file-formats-explained

"MQA (hi-res): A lossless compression format that packages hi-res files for more efficient streaming. Used for Tidal Masters hi-res streaming."

 

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How come Spotify can create such a solid "connect" product while all the other streaming services struggle?  Spotify Connect is one of the big reasons I stick with them.

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1 hour ago, photonman said:

How come Spotify can create such a solid "connect" product while all the other streaming services struggle?  Spotify Connect is one of the big reasons I stick with them.

Money, time, and talented developers. 

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11 minutes ago, newworld said:

I'm still trying to figure out exactly what kind of feature Tidal Connect is. I have Bluesound and use the Tidal integration. How is Tidal Connect better/more convenient?

With Bluesound it's more of an option that isn't as nice as with other components that don't have a full app and user interface. Or, if you just like the Tidal interface better than Bluesound, it's all you need. If you only stream using Tidal, without any local content, you can just use Tidal Connect etc...

 

Bluesound is a different case than others without full apps, like the new KEF LS50 Wireless 2. Sure KEF has an app, but not like Bluesounds. 

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14 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

With Bluesound it's more of an option that isn't as nice as with other components that don't have a full app and user interface. Or, if you just like the Tidal interface better than Bluesound, it's all you need. If you only stream using Tidal, without any local content, you can just use Tidal Connect etc...

 

Bluesound is a different case than others without full apps, like the new KEF LS50 Wireless 2. Sure KEF has an app, but not like Bluesounds. 

I see. So it's most beneficial for Tidal fans who prefer to use the Tidal interface. It's a work-around solution for systems without Chromecast, then.

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22 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

100%

I was just discussing on another forum this very importance of "Casting" as the new listening habit, and how Bluesound in its closed form will have to undergo a serious platform change to accept Chromecast Audio in the future. Maybe that's what's in the works for the 3rd generation of Bluesound products?

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I asked tidal support, if it would be possible to control the windows app with an iPhone?
Here’s the answer:

At the moment, you can’t control your desktop, but this feature is coming soon! 
 

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