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(Pocket-lint) - If you've been wanting to try Tidal for years, now would finally be a good time to check it out. But first, determine whether you're a hero, because if so, you could save 40 per cent on the music-streaming service.

Tidal offers discounts to military service members and students, and now, it's launching a "Community Heroes" discount for first responders in the US. The price reduction is available for EMT, EMS, firefighters, and police officers, specifically. They'll receive nearly half off the premium and Hi-Fi plans, bringing their price per month down to $5.99 and $11.99, respectively.

You'll have to be able to confirm your eligibility, obviously. But once you do that, you can start streaming high-quality tunes on your Echo devices, Roku, and other streaming media devices. You can even share songs as stories to Instagram and Facebook. Or, you can just listen to music via the Tidal app. For more about how the service works, check out our guide.

Keep in mind Tidal has yet to rise the ranks of Apple Music and Spotify, so it's likely offering this sale as a way to get users to at least signup and see what it's all about. Tidal is also announcing users can pay for their subscription with Venmo.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 10 October 2019.