TIDAL + Essential

Essential Phone can stream studio quality sound via TIDAL and play back locally-stored MQA music on its own music player.

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What is Essential?

Founded by Android inventor, Andy Rubin, Essential creates delightful consumer experiences. The Essential Phone was the company’s debut in the market and features a large, edge-to-edge display, 128GB of storage, all-day battery life, fast charging, and more on the latest version of Android. Now with MQA, Essential Phone can stream studio quality sound via TIDAL and play back locally-stored MQA music on its own music player.

What is TIDAL?

No compromise. With TIDAL’s lossless audio experience, you can enjoy your music the way the artists intended on Essential. TIDAL on Essential lets you play all your favorite music in High Fidelity sound quality. Choose from millions of tracks, and get behind the music with expertly Curated Editorial recommendations, album presentations, playlists, articles, features and interviews by experienced music journalists.

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