Free, no-ad Milk Music service released for select U.S. Samsung devices

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Samsung announced today the release of a new “radio” service for their devices. Powered by Slacker, the new Milk Music service offers free and ad-free radio service for consumers spanning 200 “stations.” Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters says the new service “introduces a fresh approach to music” and is part of a “focus on creating best-in-class consumer experiences.” The Milk Music app is available in Google Play for owners of the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note II. When the Samsung Galaxy S 5 is released in April, the Milk Music app will be available on that device as well.

The interface for the app uses a dial interface, which can be customized, to select a station and start listening. New “stations” can be created based on artist or song selections, although the app does not provide a search function for individual songs. Stations can be fine-tuned to adjust the frequency of tracks based on popularity, new tracks, and favorite tracks. Milk Music will let users skip six songs per hour on each station.

If you have one of the devices that Milk Music works on, scroll on down past the press release to find some screenshots and a download link to get it from Google Play.

Samsung Introduces Milk Music, the Next Big Thing in Music

Free Radio Service with 200 Ad-free Stations Offers Fully Customizable Experience to Your Taste

Delivering on the passion points of consumers, Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) introduced Milk Music™, a new, free and ad-free radio service that offers an effortless and entertaining way to enjoy the music you love and discover new, unexpected music. Fully customizable, Milk Music is designed with an elegant, easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations that makes tuning into your favorite music a more enjoyable and enriching experience.

“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.”

Milk Music powered by Slacker is available now exclusively for Galaxy consumers to download on Google Play on the Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® III, Galaxy Note® 3, and Galaxy Note® II across all carrier and retail channels as well as the Galaxy S® 5 in April. Coming soon, Samsung will be offering unique music programming from top selling and emerging artists available exclusively through Milk Music.

Milk Music Makes More of Your Signature Sounds

Instant and Effortless Listening:

Milk Music’s distinctive dial design provides a more intuitive and natural way to listen to music that is more organic and fun. With no log-in required and no need to think of a specific artist, song name or browsing through a list of choices, you can just starting listening to music instantly. From Pop to Jazz and everything in between, the dial displays up to nine genre-based stations featuring a wide variety of music listening choices, with a simple and quick turn of the dial.

More of the Music You Love:

With a growing music catalog of 200 genre-based and curated stations, and 13M songs, Milk Music connects people with the best music, whether it’s a standby song or a new discovery, with significantly fewer repeats. In addition, the “Spotlight” feature offers a continuous curated selection of songs and albums handpicked by music tastemakers and influencers. “My Stations” allows you to create personal stations based on your favorite songs and albums, easily accessible on the dial, providing limitless listening options. Milk Music also allows you six song skips per hour per station.

Your Music Your Way:

Samsung is delivering an incredibly personalized experience by offering users many ways to fine-tune Milk Music to suit their individual listening preferences. The dial is customizable to showcase only the genres that are most relevant to your personal tastes and preferences. Offering more personalization options, the “Fine-Tune Station” feature allows you to adjust the genre-based station based on popularity, novelty and song favorites to further optimize recommendations for the best personalized listening experience.

For more information about Milk Music, please visit www.samsungmilk.com.

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.