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Samsung launches Milk Music Internet radio in US for Galaxy devices

updated 03:19 pm EST, Fri March 7, 2014

Milk Music offers 200 genre stations, personalization options, 13M songs

Samsung is offering owners of its Galaxy mobile devices in the United States a free streaming music service. Milk Music will let users listen to more than 200 genre-based and ad-free music stations, using a catalog of more than 13 million tracks to generate playlists, with the additional option of generating personal stations based on favorite songs and albums.

The Slacker-powered service uses a central dial as a "tuner," providing access to the main genres available to listen to, with sub-genre stations under each main genre, along with the "Spotlight" curated list of popular stations, and "My Stations" for the personalized stations.

Samsung Milk Music
Samsung Milk Music


Users will be able to skip a total of six times on a specific station in one hour, with the "Never Play Song" blacklisting the track from being played again. Stations can also be fine tuned to play higher or lower numbers of songs that are popular, new, or have been previously tagged as a "Favorite." Milk will also keep track of the last 500 songs played. Samsung says it will also offer "unique music programming from top selling and emerging artists" as an extra incentive to use the service.

While the service is an exclusive to users of flagship Galaxy devices much in the same way as Nokia MixRadio is for the Lumia range, it will not allow users to store stations on their devices for offline playback. Users will be forced to use a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to listen, which could put off users in low-signal areas.

Milk is available to download today from Google Play, for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note II for all carriers in the US, with the Galaxy S5 set to join the roster in April. It is unclear if Samsung will be offering a similar service in other territories.



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