In terms of music and radio streaming services, we are practically spoiled. From Spotify to Rdio to the recently-released Beats Music, there is no shortage of options out there. Still, Samsung decided it was time to enter the growing music streaming market by announcing Milk Music.
Questionable naming aside, Milk Music brings a library of 13 million tracks to the table, though the collection belongs to Slacker Radio. You can either go through 200 pre-made stations or just make your own, all of which is free of charge and, for a limited time, free of ads.
There are some limitations, however, one of which is the inability to purchase a song for offline listening. Samsung will allegedly consider such an option for a future update, however. In the meantime, you can choose to cache music in order to listen to music offline. The flow of music is unlimited, as well, though you can’t skip more than six times per hour.
Most annoying, perhaps, is the limited initial audience Milk Music has. At the time of this writing, you can only use the service on the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Mini, and the upcoming Galaxy S5. In addition, only owners of those devices in the United States can download the service. According to Samsung, it will consider bringing Milk Music to other markets and handsets, but for now, that’s the deal.
It is currently available for download from Google Play.