The high-bitrate music streaming service Tidal is now testing a new function that allows its HiFi Plus members to play DJ. Early Access Program users have the option to switch from playing music just for themselves to hosting a DJ session, which generates a link that can be shared with others so they may listen in.
The way Tidal DJ operates is similar to hosting your own live radio show or a headphone-only quiet party. With the exception of the fact that you don’t need to know who the listeners are, it is comparable to remote sharing features from other streaming services like Spotify’s remote group session or Apple’s SharePlay. In that respect, it resembles Turntable.fm or the earlier version of SoundDrop from Spotify, back when Spotify aspired to become the “OS of music.”
Send your staff the URL to use the Tidal feature to play remote office DJ, provided they have all subscribed to Tidal (none of my co-workers could join my session). It might also serve as a release for those who, in the past, would have complained about not getting the AUX cable when on road trips with pals.