Samsung Milk Music streaming service unveiled

We know. It's a US-only thing right now. But we can't see a reason, rights permitting, that Samsung Milk Music couldn't hit the UK later this year.

That's always the issue for pretty much all music apps. The rights need to be agreed on a country-by-country basis, with Samsung obviously deciding (purely in terms of the numbers we would guess) that the US is a good place to start for its ad-free, music streaming app.

The app is available just for Galaxy devices and right now, a limited number – the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3. If you have the right phone and location, download the app and free music comes your way.

There's an impressive selection too, with a library of 13 million tunes and 200 genre-based stations. A dial-like control lets you skim across the genres and sub-genres without any buffer, thanks to a clever spot of pre-downloading.

Like a growing number of services out there, you can start your own radio station based on a favourite track and like those other stations, you get a limited number of skips (six per hour in this case).

Downside? Well, apart from the lack of a UK launch (yet), ads will be coming to the service at some point. Hopefully not before we've got our hands on it. Although we wouldn't be surprised to see an ad-free period for the UK too, which could be a good selling point.

It looks to have the style and the novelty, but we'll reserve judgement until we've got our hands on Milk Music. No idea when that will be, but if Samsung is serious about this market, it will be sooner rather than later.

Source: The Verge

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