If you are planning to buy a Samsung phone in the near future, you will find a new option for listening music in it. Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service “Milk Music“ for its phones. It is similar to Apple’s iTunes and other popular services like Pandora and Spotify, but the good news is that it is powered by Slacker, its free and doesn’t ruin the experience with ads. The Milk Music app is live in Google Play and is compatible with the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2, and Note 3 for now plus it will be compatible with the Galaxy S5as well.
There is no tablet support at this time. It works on most of Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones, but isn’t compatible with devices made by other companies. It is available only in U.S at this time and will soon hit the other regions. You can download the Milk Music app from Google Play.
All the big names are already at it, Apple recently brought forth iTunes Radio, which is officially launched alongside iOS 7 while the Cupertino company has the kicker of the well-established iTunes Music Store, therefore it was the need of hour of Samsung to make an impression. Milk Music includes 200 stations and you can customize the dial to include whatever you want. You can create stations from any artist or song, but cannot search for individual songs. It also includes sliders for each station to fine-tune the frequency of popular, new, and favorite tracks. All this customization will sync with your Samsung account if you decide to log in.
As you would expect, service does not charge and the first-time use of Milk Music doesn’t require any registration or setup plus it also includes features such as pre-caching for instant playback and the ability to select tracks from a curated selection “handpicked by music tastemakers and influencers.” The app itself looks pretty good, with its appealing interface seems far cry from the mostly mediocre design which can be seen in other Samsung apps. Users can spin through various genres of music to find something they like. Favorite stations can be added to a “My Stations” section, whereas individual songs can be tagged as favorites.