Monday, April 22, 2024

Jay Z’s Tidal HiFi Service Giving Six Months’ Service for as Little as $3.99 Via Best Buy


Jay Z’s troubled Tidal HiFi is really in…trouble.

They’re currently giving away a six month subscription for as little as $3.99. If you buy one CD at Best Buy between now and Saturday night, you get the service included.

I checked the Best Buy site. You can buy Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love,” for example. for $3.99, and bang, you’re in. Basically, Tidal is giving itself away for free.

If like most people you have Spotify or Pandora, you obviously don’t need Tidal. And the idea is to go in and then upgrade to their hi-fi downloads. But that’s a waste of time for listening to music on a phone through ear plugs.

But Tidal continues to founder like a flounder, they’ve got to think of something. Free sounds good. Just make sure you remember to press the kill button after six months.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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