With stars like Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Jay Z, and even Madonna hocking your product, you’d think that a new music streaming service like Tidal would have taken off and given services like Spotify a real run for their money. But then you’d be wrong, wrong, wrong.
Last month, Jay Z launched his $20-a-month premium music streaming service to a whole lot of media attention. Less than a month later, however, and the service is now basically at the bottom of the barrell.
Any hot new app will see a big drop in downloads after the hype from its launch dies down, but it doesn’t look like Tidal was all that hot to begin with. It briefly peaked at #19 overall before falling out of the top 200 less than two weeks later.
Meanwhile, its competitors are surging: Pandora is at #7, Spotify is at #34, and Beats Music just broke the top 50. Even circa-2013 Spotify challenger Rdio is seeing more downloads than Tidal this week.
Did any of you try Tidal? If you did, what did you think?