AccessToken is a key to get the track\video streamurl.

  • AccessToken from Tidal Desktop: Support MQA Flac, can’t download 360\Dobly

  • AccessToken from Tidal Android: Support all

  • AccessToken from Tidal IOS: Can’t download Flac

How to use AccessToken.

  • For tidal-dl: Open tidal-dl and Enter 10 to set AccessToken

  • For tidal-gui: Open file tidal-ini and add a key “accesstoken=xxxxxxxxx” (xxxxxxx is your AccessToken)

Get AccessToken from Tidal Android

  1. Login Tidal Android and play a track

  2. With any file explorer, go to /sdcard/Android/data/com.aspiro.tidal/cache/okhttp

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  3. Open a file in the folder and Find the ‘Authorization: Bearer’ very_long_key (At the beginning of the file)

    very_long_key is what you need to copy/paste, if the file not contain the ‘Authorization: Bearer’, open another file.

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Get AccessToken from Tidal Desktop

Download Software

  • Tidal Desktop
  • Charles : View all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet

Install Charles

  1. Install Charles Root Certificate

    Select menu: Help –> SSL Proxying –> Install Charles Root Certificate

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  2. SSL Proxying Settings

    Select menu: Proxy–>SSL Proxying Settings

    Open SSL Proxying page and follow picture settings

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  3. Open Options

    • Windows Proxy
    • Start Recording
    • Start SSL Proxying

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  4. External Proxy Settings (If you need VPN to use Tidal Desktop)

    Select menu: Proxy–>Proxying Settings

    Open Proxies page \ Windows page and follow picture settings

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    Select menu: Proxy–>External Proxying Settings

    Follow picture settings (IP and Port come from your VPN)

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Get AccessToken

  1. Install Charles and Open it

  2. Open Tidal Desktop

    Charles will view all of the HTTP / HTTPS traffic between tidal and the Internet.

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  3. Relogin on the Tidal Desktop and play a track

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  4. ‘Ctrl + F’ on the Charles

    • Enter ‘authorization: Bearer’ or ‘authorization’ and click Find-Button

    • Select url contains ‘tidal’

    • Double click the selection

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    • Select Contents page copy the authorization (remove ‘Bearer ‘)

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Q&A

  1. Follow documentation but I can’t get the AccessToken’

    Google how to use Charles.

  2. How to get AccessToken from Tidal IOS

    Google Charles IOS.