Below are answers to some frequently asked questions you may have about Serato DJ software when used with the Tidal Music streaming service.
To use Tidal music with Serato DJ Pro as a streaming service you must have Serato DJ Pro 2.1 or above installed, and for an active Tidal music subscription to be linked. Find out more in our Using Tidal with Serato DJ Pro article.
Can I stream tracks for offline use?
At this point an active internet connection is required to play Tidal Music tracks in Serato DJ Pro.
What quality can I stream with when using TIDAL music in Serato DJ Pro?
Quality is dependant on your Tidal subscription tier.
- Tidal Premium users can stream in 'High Quality' (AAC)
- Tidal HiFi users can stream in 'High Quality' (AAC) or 'HiFi Quality' (FLAC)
Streaming Quality can be selected via Setup --> Library + Display --> Music Streaming, and can only be selected once you have Streaming Services enabled and Tidal is signed in and linked to Serato DJ Pro:
Can I record using Tidal music tracks in Serato DJ Pro?
No, at this point recording is not available in Serato DJ Pro using Tidal music tracks.
How do I analyse Tidal music tracks in Serato DJ Pro?
Simply load tracks from your Tidal playlist to deck and after a brief moment the waveform overview will be built and the track will become 'analysed'.
At this point the key & BPM will show, and the full waveform will show. You may also add Cue points, loops, and other Serato data to the track.
Once the track is ejected, and re-loaded to deck, it will analyse 'on-the-fly' but your Cue points, loops, and other Serato data will be retained.
I've just added some new tracks to my Tidal music playlist (via the Tidal app or via Tidal's website), but they do yet not show in the same playlist in Serato DJ Pro?
Navigate to Setup --> Library + Display --> Music Streaming and toggle the Show Streaming Services option off, and on again to force a refresh of your Tidal playlists in Serato DJ Pro.