Best Solution to Transfer Music from Tidal to USB Drive

Q: Transfer Tidal music to a USB drive. How on earth do I get my TIDAL on to it? I have been trying to work it out for DAYS!!!

Tidal is a superb music streaming service. As a Tidal subscriber, you have access to roughly 110 million tracks. You can also download songs to Tidal compatible devices and play them back anytime, even if you are in Airplane Mode or if you don't have Wi-Fi and would prefer not to use your cellular data plan to stream audio. But if you cancel Tidal subscription, the streaming music would not valid anymore.

A USB flash drive, a data storage device, is still widely used around. You can use it to transfer music files from one computer to another, backup of your music, or play music on devices that support a USB drive. So many people may wonder how to transfer music from Tidal to USB drive. When they tried, but failed. Why?

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It should be noted that the streaming is not equal downloading. When you subscribed Tidal, it only gives the right to use. You don't own the songs. You cannot download Tidal Music directly to the mobile devices from Tidal app or transfer them to USB drive or other external drive.

So, is there any possible to move Tidal songs to USB drive? Don't worry, in this article, we will show you how to transfer music from Tidal to USB drive. Let's move on and see how to do.

Why choose Macsome Tidal Music Downloader

To get Tidal Music songs on USB drive, you should convert Tidal music to the common audio formats USB supported. Here we will recommend Macsome Tidal Music Downloader for you. It is specially designed for Tidal subscribers, which aims to download music from Tidal and convert Tidal music to common audio formats. It can convert Tidal Music to MP3, AAC and other USB supported audio formats.

Moreover, there is no need to worry the output quality, as this tool will retain HIFI quality with ID3 tags kept. After converting, you will find the converted Tidal music files on your computer. Thus, you can put these converted Tidal songs on USB without any limitation.

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Why Macsome Tidal Music Downloader is Recommended?

  • Support downloading Tidal songs, albums, and playlists.
  • Convert Tidal Music to MP3 / AAC / WAV / FLAC / AIFF / ALAC.
  • Transfer Music from Tidal to USB, SD card, iPhone, etc.
  • Support batch conversion and Super faster conversion speed.
  • Keep HIFI output quality and all ID3 tags information after conversion.

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Convert Tidal Music to USB Drive

Check out the following step-by-step tutorial, which is able to help you download music from Tidal to plain audio formats, such as MP3. In this way, you can transfer Tidal Music to USB directly. Now, download and install Macsome Tidal Music Downloader. And follow the guide below to start to convert Tidal to USB. Let's get started.

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Step 1. Log in your Tidal account.

Open Macsome Tidal Music Downloader, then sign in using your Tidal account.

Interface of Macsome Tidal Music Downloader

Step 2. Set the proper output format for USB.

Click "Settings" at the lower-left corner of the main interface, you can set output format as MP3, AAC, WAV or other audio formats. In general, the following file formats can be played via the USB port, including MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AIFF. So, you can choose either of them according to your own needs. In addition, you can also set the output quality, output folder and output organized.

Output Settings

Step 3. Add Tidal Music to Macsome.

Next, select a playlist or album, click the Add button to choose the songs you want to convert to USB.

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Step 4. Start downloading music from Tidal to USB.

You can just click Convert button to start converting Tidal songs. All the files will be converted at a faster speed. Once the conversion finished, you can click the history to find the converted Tidal files on your local folder.

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Step 5. Transfer Tidal Music to USB.

Plug the USB drive into your computer and open it. Select the converted Tidal songs, and then you can drag the them to the USB Drive directly.


When you transfer music from Tidal to USB drive, you can play Tidal music on your TVs, in your car, PS4, Xbox One and other USB supported devices.

Macsome Tidal Music Downloader has a free trial version, which allows you to convert 1-minute of each audio for sample testing. If you'd like to save Tidal music files on your USB devices, please feel free to use our program.

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Posted by Russell Doe
Russell Doe is the editor-in-chief of Macsome, helping oversee and manage coverage for the entire staff of Macsome writers. He joined Macsome in 2015 and has published daily coverage of music streaming services and related topics since then. Outside of writing, he's passionate about travel and fitness.