In this post, I will show you 3 Tidal Downloaders that you can use to download lossless music from Tidal as FLAC or M4A. You can also download music videos from Tidal to MP4. You can use these tools on Windows, macOS, Linux, or Android. 

The download tracks are DRM-free, so you can play them on any of your music player device. However, you should not use these tools to distribute or pirate music. In addition, you will need a Tidal premium subscription for any of these tools to work. 


Tidal-Media-Downloader is an application that allows you to download videos and tracks from Tidal. It supports two version: tidal-dl and tidal-gui, which is not always up-to-date. I downloaded the tidal-dl exe program on my Windows 10 PC, but it does not work. 

Luckily, tidal-dl works very well and you can run it on Windows, macOS, Linux, or even Android. You can refer to the steps below to install it. 

Step 1. Install Python 3 on your Windows or Mac. While installing on Windows, be sure to check the option “Add Python to Path”. 

Step 2. Run the command below to start the installation. On Windows, press Windows + R to bring up the Run window, and type “cmd” and press Enter to open a command prompt. On macOS, Press Command + Space and search for “terminal” to open Terminal.

pip install --upgrade pip


pip3 install --upgrade pip

Step 3. Run “tidal-dl” to get started. Then you can paste Tidal URL to to download any track, playlist or album from Tidal. 

Now you can follow the instruction to login to Tidal. Then you can paste Tidal URL to to download any track, playlist or album from Tidal. 

By default, it download Tidal tracks in normal M4A format. You can type “2” to gp to Settings and change the audio quality to Master. However, the downloaded track file size is around 20 MB even though I set the audio quality to Master. 


Stearmrip is a new open-source program for download music from multiple music streaming services including Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, SoundCloud, YouTube, LastFM, etc. If you import your Spotify playlist to LastFM, you can also use Streamrip to download Spotify to MP3 through LastFM. 

Streamrip is also a command based tool, so you can run it from a command prompt on Windows or Terminal on macOS. 

Step 1. Install the latest version of Python. 

Step 2. Open a command prompt and run the command below:

pip install streamrip --upgrade


pip3 install streamrip --upgrade

Step 3. Run the command below to download music by URL. Be sure to change the Tidal URL.

If you’re confused about anything, see the help pages. The main help pages can be accessed by typing rip by itself in the command line. The help pages for each command can be accessed with the -h flag. For example, to see the help page for the url command, type

rip url -h


If you do not like the scriptable tool, then you should try this Allavsoft which comes with concise interface. You can use it to download music from Tidal in a few clicks. It has a file format converter built-in, so you can use it to convert FLAC to ALAC or any other format. 

Besides Tidal, Allavsoft allows you to download music from Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc. Allavsoft is available for Windows and macOS. You can free download and see if it works for you. 

Let me show you how it works.

Step 1. Download and Install Allavsoft from its official website. 

Step 2. Copy the URL to the Tidal track, playlist, or album which you want to download. 

Step 3. The program will automatically detect the link your copied, so you just click the download button to continue. 

When you run it for the first time, it will ask you to input your Tidal login info. After that, the program will start to download music from Tidal in the best quality available. In Settings, you can always change the quality and format. 

When you try to download a Tidal playlist or album, the program will ask you if you want to download the first track or all of them. All the downloaded tracks come with album art. 


That’s how you can download music from Tidal in FLAC. All the steps are easy to follow. Even if you have never used command prompt or terminal, you should be able to follow these steps to get started. If you are looking for an easy-to-setup approach, then you should get Allavsoft because it is the only media downloader app that you will eve need. You can use Allavsoft to download videos and music from thousands of websites. 

By cody

2 thoughts on “3 Tools to Download Tidal Music [Lossless Quality]”
  1. Thanks for the info. I’ve tried Allavsoft, but it never logs in at Tidal, asking for the login info again and again.
    Any suggest? Thanks again.

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