Mar 07 AT 1:42 PM Dima Aryeh 26 Comments

Samsung Milk Music is the newest streaming service, free for Galaxy users

Samsung Milk Music

There are more and more music streaming services becoming available as time goes on. From Spotify to Google Music All Access, with new ones like Beats Music launching recently, there is a service for everyone. But Samsung has taken it upon itself to make another, and the company decided to call it Milk Music. Because it’s allegedly “fresh and organic.”

The service is based on Slacker and revolves around genres, literally. The main user interface is a big dial with genres all around it. Spinning the dial, you select the genre you want to listen to and it rewards you with nice haptic feedback. Spin closer to the inside of the circle to fine tune the station between sub-genres. From there, you can fine tune the station to play between popular songs, new songs, and your favorite songs. You can also create your own radio stations based on bands.

Sliding out the menu on the right (why the right, Samsung?!) or hitting the menu button gives you some options. There you can set the quality to high, turn on explicit content, customize the dial, and more.

A cool little feature is related to Samsung’s Air View. The genre selection dial disappears after some time. Bringing your finger close to the screen brings it up immediately. I love Air View and it’s great to see Samsung using it wisely.

The service is currently completely free and is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy Note 3, so Samsung users are in luck. There are no traditional ads whatsoever (although there is an occasional radio-like announcement that “This is Milk Music!”), but you are limited to 6 skips every hour. This might change in the future, but for now it’s a great deal (as free usually is). It’s a US only service right now, so sorry international readers.

It’s also worth mentioning that the service has no offline mode of any sorts. It’s an online only service, but it will cache the first eight seconds of each of your stations so you can start playing music instantly. A lot of this can improve over time, as it’s a new service, so look forward to some updates. But for now, hit the widget below, give it a shot and tell us what you think!


Via: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • steohem

    Free. But not to uk. States not “available in your country”

    • Dima Aryeh

      It’s just another US-only service. I’m sorry, the article has been updated to reflect this.

    • Jack Bunton

      And even then its not compatable with the Galaxy S3!!

      • Robb

        Works great on my S3 4.3 rooted.

      • Charles Varnado

        It works perfectly on my unrooted At&t Galaxy S3

        • azswift

          Sounds great on my T-mobile S3. Sorry Jack Bunton, maybe your phone has a software update?

      • Jorge

        Not true just update your software. Only problem you can’t exit there’s no exit or quit button

    • Maybkr

      It’s a US only service right now, so sorry international readers. →→→→→→→→→ Read the complete articule before complaining.

  • elsantomoto

    Looks cool, but, an online only service is hardly free. Times like these remind me that Sprint is a pimp, my Note 3 is a high dollar hooker and I’m just another John.

  • Eli Gaffke

    So far I like it. Running it on my GS3, I am rooted though. I like the interface, the wheel is a little touchy but you can customize the wheel main genres to smaller selections if you want too have it be easier.

    The menu on the right makes more sense to me then having it on the left done I hold my phone in my right hand and it is easier to do one handed operation if the main access is from the right. Even though the GS3 still has a menu button since my other phone doesn’t I am getting used to not having it. I don’t like how software companies can’t decide on a common location for the menu. At least with the button my menu is always in the same spot. It would be nice if the system settings could dictate which side of the screen the menu was based off which hand you use predominately.

  • donger

    Here we go.

  • 99steven

    Great more bloat added to my Note 4

    • Tony!

      Note 4?
      Regardless, How is it more bloat? You don’t have to install it.

  • menu

    Is it available in italy and compatible with galaxy s4

  • Popa

    I dont’t understand why is available just for U.S, why they do this shit, why we are discrimined?

    • gorp

      Said the guy posting on a .com website that is not in the USA. LULZ.

  • nadir

    It is increfible that Samsung decides to make this app inaccessible in the markets that put Samsung at the top like Asia and Europe. Yet it us pushing in pro Apple territory like USA.

    • gorp

      Said the guy posting on a .com website that is not in the USA. LULZ.

  • Jags

    It says that it is for galaxy users. I have samsung galaxy S2 and you say it is not compatible. What goes?

    • Dima Aryeh

      It’s only available for the Galaxy S III and up, as it says in the article.

  • Grizzly Gregory

    Why would it say that my device ‘is not compatible’? I have a Samsung Tab 3 4.1.1.

    • Dima Aryeh

      No tablet support yet, apparently.

  • Ralph Baudry

    I’m so thankful Samsung is stepping into the streaming music services, even if it is just open to us choice device users, for now

  • Robert rose

    How do u turn it off? How do you exit the app?

  • can jam

    My galaxy note 2 is not compatible with milk music am in Canada why is that soo

  • Bigdaddi

    Stumbled on this app a few days ago. DAMN! Really diggin it! Haven’t had to even use the skip on the stations I created. So far every song has been killer. I set up a Led Zepp, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pop Evil. That about covers it! Nice job, Samsung!