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Using Tidal with Serato DJ Lite

Tidal can be used as a music streaming provider for use with Serato DJ Lite.

Log-in to Tidal via Serato DJ Lite

To use Tidal with Serato DJ Lite, you must have an active subscription (either Premium or HiFi tiers are supported - the former allows for AAC playback, and the latter allows for FLAC & AAC playback) or current trial with Tidal Music, and you must have Serato DJ Lite 1.1 or above installed.

Log-in to Tidal via Serato DJ Lite with the following steps:

1. Open Serato DJ Lite

2. Navigate to Setup --> Library + Display --> Music Streaming

3. Enable Show Streaming Services, then select Tidal from the services:

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4. Finally choose Sign up / Login to Tidal to redirect to your browser and log-in, sign-up, or 'continue' using your Tidal account (if you're already signed in)

5. After confirming you should be presented with a browser pop-up, asking to redirect you back to Serato DJ Lite - click 'Open Serato DJ Lite':

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NOTE: The pop-up maybe worded a little differently depending on your operating system or internet browser of choice.

6. Once back in Serato DJ Lite, you'll now notice the music streaming section indicates a logged in account (you can also change your streaming quality option here - if using the HiFi Tidal Music subscription tier):

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Using Tidal playlists in Serato DJ Lite

Playlists can be created and edited via the Tidal website or using the Tidal application. Check out Tidal's Help Center here, or find out how to create a playlist with Tidal's How do I create playlists? article.

Once you've created a playlist, expand the Tidal option in the crates / playlists pane of Serato DJ Lite, to reveal your playlists:

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You can also create Tidal playlists from within Serato DJ Lite, which will also be reflected in your Tidal account.

Click the New Streaming Playlist button to create a new Tidal streaming playlist. You can add files to the playlist by dropping and dragging them onto the playlist, as you would do with regular Serato DJ Lite crates.

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NOTE: Tidal music tracks cannot be added to regular Serato DJ Lite crates or smart crates.

Searching for Tidal music in Serato DJ Lite

Click on the Streaming Search button next to the search box in Serato DJ Lite, once you've enabled Tidal Music as a streaming service.

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Once clicked on, search focus will change to the 'ALL' crate, with streaming (and non-streaming) tracks now available for searching. Clicking the button again will revert back to the track and crate you had previously selected.

If your internet connection or connection to the server fails, the Streaming Search button will be greyed out.

Searching for tracks not yet added to a Tidal streaming playlist will reveal tracks that you can then add to playlists, however it may take a moment to offer search results.