That was the case few years ago but real time is now very good, Tidal uses TCP and a buffer so unless you have a really shit connection (less than 1MB) it should be bit perfect. There are arguments that the lower sound quality is down to watermarking but I know fuck all about that and don’t give enough of a shit to read up or worry.
Streaming for me is ease of use, as soon as I get home from work I stick radio paradise on and then later listen to albums on Roon/Tidal. I don’t care if it doesn’t sound as good as it’s really only background music for when I’m calling you lot a bunch of cunts on here. I really only listen to vinyl at the weekends now.