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What it's like to use Tidal, the Spotify killer that Jay Z just launched

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30 March 2015, 5:52 pm by: James Cook

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Jay Z is getting in on the streaming music game. Sure, Dr. Dre got there first with Beats, but Jay Z wants his own streaming service. 

On January 30, news emerged that Jay Z had bid $56 million to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company behind the WiMP and Tidal streaming sites.

On Monday, he officially re-launched it at a star-filled event. 

We decided to give Tidal (the version of WiMP that's available in both the UK and US) a try.

You'll need headphones to properly enjoy Tidal, as the app's intro screen subtly indicates. Tidal streams music in a high-quality format by default. If you listen to Spotify on your phone, you're only listening to 96 kb/s. Even on a fast internet connection, you'll see loading icons instead of play buttons sometimes. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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