Not content with being the leader in the smartphone sales figures, Samsung now wants you to listen to music with them as well.
The music streaming service called Milk Music has just been launched and the good news is that it is free. The bad news for most of us is that it is only available in the US right now.
It is set up as a music radio service featuring more than 200 stations and about 13 million songs. Milk Music will be up against more established music streaming services just as Pandora and Spotify, as well as the Apple iTunes Radio.
For the Galaxy S5 and Other Models
The new Samsung radio service will only be available to users of the firm’s phones. At the launch date it is restricted to the Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 as well as the Note 2 and 3 and the different GS4 devices. In fact, it will be preloaded onto the Galaxy S5 once this phone is released. At the start there will be no adverts on the service and you don’t even need to sign up for it after downloading the app.
The screen layout is attractive, with a big round radio dial featuring your favourite 9 genre stations. There is also a section called Spotlight which will highlight trending stations. The music is provided by Slacker Radio and the word from Samsung is that the name of the service is due to the “fresh approach” it brings to the world of music streaming.
It will be interesting to see how well Milk Music does against the stiff competition it is up against. You need to be connected to the internet to use it and there is no option for listing to cached songs when you are offline.
What is your preferred music streaming service?