Many fans looking to hear JAY-Z’s much-anticipated 4:44 album were shocked to learn they couldn’t access the LP through a new TIDAL account. Hov’s new album wasn’t only a TIDAL exclusive but also became restricted to Sprint customers if the user signed up after 11:59 p.m. EST on June 29. (Some users are reporting they’re getting a message that tells them they needed to sign up before June 26.)
Word of this restricted access emerged on Thursday afternoon with a tweet from TIDAL.
— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) June 29, 2017
Still, the short notice resulted in plenty of prospective listeners being shocked to learn they’d been excluded from hearing JAY-Z’s latest creation by signing up after it dropped.
Check out the upset reactions to the Sprint exclusivity below.
— Black Eric Foreman (@TifeTheBawse) June 30, 2017
I spent 15 min making my 10th fake tidal account just for it to tell me I gotta get Sprint too. Ma nigga I got played back pic.twitter.com/foWMHA7486
— Yönatan (@WeyyGuud) June 30, 2017
I'm irritated I downloaded this Tidal app just to be told I can't listen to 4:44 unless I have Sprint
— Fletchall (@F1etcha11) June 30, 2017
So I created a Tidal account, then they say I need sprint to hear 4:44… who these artists think they are? Dragging fans like this, foh
— Spiritual Nerd (@NelsonEmpowered) June 30, 2017
Jay releases an album on Tidal, but you done used up all 8 of your emails on free trials pic.twitter.com/duPHlI59sY
— IssaVibe (@KidChase_) June 30, 2017
— NIGris Elba (@hosienation) June 30, 2017
So I didn't get tidal by 12 so I can't hear hov album unless I'm a sprint suscriber now lmao
— mikey the apache (@m1kety) June 30, 2017
Damn Hov let me listen to the album man!!! FUCK sprint tho🖕🏾 pic.twitter.com/wLS08gPAfw
— Luca Brasi (@TdotC_23) June 30, 2017
When Tidal ain't having it & you downloaded the app before 12 🙄🙄🙄😩😩😩😩 I AM SICK ! pic.twitter.com/X9Vjpj7Lzz
— Co. 🔮✨ (@Cora_Lynette) June 30, 2017
Oh man. Wanted to listen to Jay. Signed up for Tidal. Sprint customer or signed up before the 26th. Welp. pic.twitter.com/7DaQDwoCWZ
— Dave DuFour (@CoachDaveDu4) June 30, 2017
Me cause everyone paid for Tidal & im stuck waiting for it to go on apple music pic.twitter.com/3tKbHlqpUp
— Kenz (@guaclick) June 30, 2017
Tidal is trash. Sprint is trash. Perfect place for Jay Z’s new album.
— David Shirley (@rds060184) June 30, 2017
Fuck Tidal and they damn Sprint subscriptions 😤😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/KckOioOPUy
— Kylo Ben (@_MadVillain__) June 30, 2017