Samsung has finally decided to jump on the bandwagon (literally) that is music streaming. The company announced on Friday that they have launched their very own music streaming mobile app.
Milk Music is Samsung’s latest development that allows Samsung Galaxy owners to stream different Internet radio music channels from their smartphone.
Although the project was solely developed by Samsung, the app is not available to all Samsung phone users.
Milk Music is only available for the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, and S4 Mini, as well as the Galaxy Note 3, Note 2 and the Galaxy Mega. The app will also be made available to Galaxy S5 users when it launches in April.
The app isn’t something completely new and won’t change the face of music streaming world wide. With the launch of Milk Music, Samsung has now placed their project in direct competition with popular music streaming apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Beats and Rdio.
Milk Music offers Galaxy users 200 stations to choose from. These stations are genre-based – another feature that is present in it’s older counterparts.
The app allows you to skip up to six tracks within an hour, for each genre-based station.
Another function that Samsung emphasized was the app’s ‘spotlight’ function. By using Spotlight, users can listen to a specially curated playlist that was chosen by popular music producers and artists.
‘My Stations’ is also somewhat of a plus point for Milk Music. This feature can collect all the genre-based stations that you love, as well as playlist stations that you create yourself, and add them into one, single station.
While Milk Music might not be earth-shatteringly innovative, the app is completely ad free. It’s also evident that this is a big selling point for Samsung – obviously, as no one likes ads popping up every 30 seconds.
The app is available for free download on Google Play. However, it is currently only limited to US citizens, but plans to roll out the app to Galaxy users across the globe are in place.
You can check out Milk Music’s first, introductory ad below:
Source: The Next Web