Thanks to some helpful chaps I learned that I was just getting lost in the myriad of Plex websites related to Tidal. I can link my accounts and still pay separately assuming that I have an existing Plex Pass subscription (including the lifetime version) as described by @OttoKerner via https://plex.tv/users/other-services. However so far it seems like I don’t get any features from Tidal in Plex aside from the most basic once such as playing back a song, an album and and an existing playlist. So again unless I’m getting misinformed by outdated Plex articles and support pages it seems like Tidal linked accounts without the payment going through Plex is fairly useless. So to a certain degree the original question still stands. Do we need to pay this extra Plex tariff on Tidal if we want an integration with anything resembling the advertised features?
Plex And Tidal
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Living in Norway Tidal HiFi costs 199 NOK per month if you pay them directly. If I want to get the, “DISCOUNTED”, price offered by Plex I pay 25 EUR instead. This is equivalent to about 281 NOK.Is it just me or does it seem weird that the discounted Plex price effectively increases my costs by 41%?
Plex Tidal Discount
I’m also curious to see what this looks like in your local currency, because for all I know the current Corona crisis may be impacting the exchange rate here. Still 41% is a pretty insane difference and i highly doubt the Norwegian Krone has fallen that much compared to the Euro since the crisis began.
Link Tidal Account To Plex
Also as a feature why the hell can’t I just link my account yet keep paying Tidal directly? Seems like this should be a voluntary discount offer and not a forced one if you ask me. I am aware that there is a specific subsection for requesting features, but I’m raising this question more to see if anybody knows if there is some technical reason why you need to pay for Tidal through PLEX to get the benefits and if that is somehow related to the price difference. Cause my understanding back when this launched was more along the lines that pricing should be unchanged from Tidal, but that you via PLEX had the benefit of combining your own lossless files with Tidal’s HiFi audio offering.