Milk Music is a music streaming service available on Samsung devices. It is a radio service with which you can discover new music that comes from the best artists in the industry. The service allows you to listen to a smooth sound, without pauses between songs. Milk Music is even provided with a “Fine Tune Station”, which enables you to choose how popular and new you prefer the music to be. You can even create your own station, containing you favorite singers and bands. When Milk Music first appeared it contained over 13 million songs.
So far this cool application was available only on Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy tablets, smartwatches and TVs. After one year of Milk Music, Samsung has decided to make it available for free through internet browsing to everyone.This way the existing users can access the service from different locations and new users will be attracted to try it.
The application is powered by the Slacker internet radio service. The same goes for the browser-based alternative. It is good to know that if you already have the Milk Music application on your smartphone, all your music will still remain if you access the service from your computer.
The features of the application will be mostly the same for the web version too. You will still be able to have your personalized stations and playlists. A notable difference will be the interface. The interface of the application on the smartphone is dial-based. The one on the web will resemble a radio; it will be a tuning bar. In order to switch between genres and artists, the user will slide the bar.
This web service seems something new and amazing for music lovers, but Samsung is not the only one who has thought of this. In fact it has some competitors in the space of radio streaming. For example Apple has the iTunes Radio and Pandora, Slacker and Spotify services. Some of these offer the option of paid subscriptions for users who prefer to enjoy the services without being bothered by advertisements. Music Milk on the other hand supports advertisements.
However Milk Music has a premium service option. If you choose to pay $3.99 the service will be ad-free. But that’s not all. If you are a premium user, you have another extra option: you can listen to the streaming music service and also skip songs.
Launching itself in the services of music streaming it’s a good move for Samsung, especially when it offers this service for free. But some say that it cannot yet be called a success. It indeed offers great album artwork, but the service is considered to remain quite simple; it doesn’t have something that will make users prefer it to other music stream services such as Spotify or Slacker. Samsung’s intention may not be to gain profit from this. Instead the company might do this in order to keep up with Apple and make sure they keep their users since Apple has announced the release of a new platform that will take over Spotify.