Remember earlier this year when Sprint bought a stake in Tidal? Well, that’s finally turning into a decent promotion for Sprint customers, as they’re going to get exclusive streaming rights to Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 when it drops next week.
The album will be exclusive to Sprint and existing Tidal customers, so if you happen to be one of the 3 million paying subscribers but aren’t on Sprint, you’re not completely out in the cold. However, Sprint is offering six months of Tidal for free to new and existing customers to test out the service and check out Jay-Z’s album, which almost definitely means most people listening to it will be on Sprint’s network.
As with previous service-exclusive deals like what we’ve seen from other artists, this most likely won’t be permanently stuck to Tidal. If you’re using Spotify or Apple Music and just do not want to switch, you’ll probably be able to hear 4:44 by the end of the year. But if you’re dying to have it sooner rather than later, well, you might want to check out Sprint’s coverage map in your area.