Jay Z's new "4:44" album not accessible to new Tidal subscribers unless they're Sprint customers
Sprint announced less than two weeks ago that its customers would be among the first to experience Jay Z's “4:44” album when it gets released on the artist's music streaming service Tidal on June 30.
Jay Z's “4:44” album is exclusively available on Tidal, so as long as you're a subscriber, you can listen to the album even if you're not a Sprint customer. Well, that's what we thought, and probably that's what many music lovers thought.
However, it appears that if you subscribed to the music streaming service after Jay Z's album was released on Tidal, you wouldn't get access to it. The situation changes if you're a Sprint customer, as you'll be given access to the album no matter when you subscribed.
So, if you want to listen to the “4:44” and don't have yet subscribed to Tidal, your only chance would be to become a Sprint customer and then start paying for the music streaming service. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for the exclusivity mumbo-jumbo to end at some point and subscribe to Tidal.
source: The Verge