Samsung takes on iTunes with its new Milk Music

Samsung has lately made a huge announcement, introducing Milk Music. It’s a new music streaming service for Galaxy Phone owners; it enters a market which is dominated by iTunes Radio, Spotify and Pandora. 

Slacker Radio powers Milk Music – it provides users with a library of millions of tracks, and they can also create personal stations based on songs and artists. There is also a feedback system that can be used to rate songs and provide feedback on this music recommendation system.
“Milk Music introduces a fresh approach to music that reflects our innovation leadership and our focus on creating best-in-class consumer experiences,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “We’re offering consumers amazing, rich music experiences built around what matters most to them and their lifestyle.
The app has a sleek interface and features central dial that can be used to navigate station genres. The users can dial different genres and also see sub-genres when moving around the dial wheel. When switching from station to station, the app remembers the location of songs, making it easy to come back to a particular track.

The Milk Music app comes to Galaxy customers similar to iTunes users for iPhones. Both services stream music and enable users to create stations based on their favorite artists. The only difference is Slacker powers Milk Music while Apple itself powers iTunes Radio. It means no licensing problems for Samsung.

Milk Music doesn’t include any advertisements and is free to use, while iTunes Radio has iAds with the free option. Paying $25 per year for iTunes Match brings iTunes Radio free from advertisements.

What do you think of this new announcement?


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