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WiMP vertical logo.png
Original author(s)WiMP Music
Initial releaseFebruary 19, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-02-19)
Stable release
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, MeeGo
PlatformAdobe Air, cross-platform
Available inNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Polish

WiMP was a music streaming service. The service is available on mobiles, tablets, network players and computers. Music in WiMP is streamed using the AAC+ file format in a bitrate of 96 kbit/s or the AAC file format in a bitrate of 320 kbit/s if the high quality streaming option is selected.[1] WiMP also offers a HiFi-product with FLAC/ALAC.[2] WiMP has since been merged into Tidal.


Wimp was developed by Aspiro AS and the Norwegian music store chain Platekompaniet AS and was first launched in Norway February 2010.

On January 30, 2015[3] it was announced that Aspiro AB has been acquired by Project Panther Bidco Ltd., which is indirectly owned by S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.[4] The company is controlled by Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z. Aspiro AB was sold for 464 million SEK, which is about €50 million or 56 million USD.

Cost and availability[edit]

WiMP is funded by paid subscriptions and a one-month free trial is available. As of 2012,[5] WiMP is available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Poland.[6]


The service is also available in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,[7] France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Turkey.[8] where it is known as Tidal,[9] and emphasizes the high-fidelity lossless mode, but the other modes, "High" and "Normal", are also available. Tidal claims to have 25 million tracks.

Last.fm integration[edit]

The application is integrated with Last.fm allowing a track to be "scrobbled".[citation needed]

Buy links[edit]

The client interface allows users to purchase tracks in 256 kbit/s DRM-free MP3 format.[citation needed]

Catalogue and editorial experience[edit]

WiMP gives access to a music library of some 25 million tracks. WiMP has local editors in each country it operates, to present the local and international music and in-app magazines also available online. WiMP also offers music videos, so far available in the Android-client[10]

Mobile devices[edit]

WiMP is available for Android,[11] iOS,[12] Symbian, MeeGo,[13] Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8, as well as Squeezebox, Sonos, Simple Audio, Auralic, Teufel and Bluesound.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "WiMP får bedre lydkvalitet".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-07-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "NewsWeb".
  4. ^ "Aspiro: Statement by Aspiro's independent bid committee in relation to Project Panther Bidco's public takeover offer - Business Wire". 30 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Award-winning music streaming service WiMP opens beta in Poland today". News Powered by Cision.
  6. ^ "Wimp website info". Wimp. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ "TIDAL - Aspiro". Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ TIDAL [@TIDAL] (10 March 2015). "Hello! We are now live in France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Turkey. Get started:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "TIDAL".
  10. ^ "WiMP continues expansion of HiFi streaming service from mobile to desktop, with an additional new launch of music videos into the editorial experience". News Powered by Cision.
  11. ^ "mobile-ent.biz - mobile-ent Resources and Information". www.mobile-ent.biz.
  12. ^ "WiMP - Musikktjenesten for deg som elsker musikk". WiMP.
  13. ^ "Opera Mobile Store".
  14. ^ "WiMP - Musikktjenesten for deg som elsker musikk". WiMP.

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