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TIDAL is a streaming service for lossless CD-quality audio. It is available in dozens of countries. For up-to-date information on availability, see the Tidal article About TIDAL -- Availability by Country.

Note that TIDAL is a paid service, and you will need to have a subscription account with TIDAL to use it with the miniDSP SHD.

There are two methods of using TIDAL with the SHD: the Volumio web interface, and TIDAL Connect. You can use either or both.

TIDAL Connect

TIDAL Connect enables you to use your phone, tablet or PC to play music from TIDAL through your SHD.

Before proceeding, open the Volumio web interface and navigate to the My Music settings page. Scroll down and confirm that TIdal Connect is active.


You do not need to log into TIDAL directly from the SHD to use TIDAL Connect. You will instead log in from your computer of mobile device running the TIDAL app.

If you have not already, install the TIDAL app onto your phone, tablet or computer. To find the download, visit this page:

Start the app and log into your Tidal account.

To play from TIDAL to the miniDSP SHD using the desktop app on your PC or Mac, click on the Connect icon towards the lower right. The list of available devices will appear. Select your SHD from the list.


The volume control in the TIDAL desktop app is quite small and it is easy to accidentally set the volume too high.

In the mobile app, go to the playing screen and click on the TIDAL connect icon at the top right, then select your SHD Series processor:

Now, any music that you select for playback through the TIDAL app will play through your SHD!

TIDAL through Volumio interface

Go to the My Music page and scroll down to TIDAL. Click on Connect. You will be directed to the TIDAL website where you can log in:

After logging in, you will be directed back to the Volumio web interface of your SHD. Navigate to the Home screen, where you will see the TIDAL logo:

Click on it to browse TIDAL and select music to play: