Milk Music

A premium ad-free radio service that doesn't cost a dime

In case you can't find what you need from other free Internet Radio services, Samsung has released Milk Music for the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini.

Powered by Slacker, Milk Music features over 200 genre-based and curated stations, with 13 million songs. There is a strong ocus on discovery, including a "Spotlight" feature that offers a continus curated stream of hand-picked content by music influencers. Of course, you can also create your own station based on your favorite tracks and albums.

We'll dive in for a closer look with Milk Music, for now you can grab it from the Google Play link above if you have a compatible phone.

Samsung Introduces Milk, the Next Big Thing in Music

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

March 7 – DALLAS, TX - Delivering on the passion points of consumers, Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) today 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 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 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 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, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy Mega™ and Galaxy S® 4 mini 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. Milk Makes More of Your Signature Sounds Instant and Effortless Listening: Milk’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 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 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 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, please visit www.samsungmilk.com. For Milk multimedia assets and other information, please visit www.samsungmobileuspress.com.

 
There are 114 comments

Zig261 says:

This actually looks nice to use. Tizen is getting closer and closer to maturity. Watch out Google.

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ConTejas says:

WTH does this have to do with Tizen? Tizen an open sourced platform of which Samsung is the leading partner. Lastly, it's far from matured and Google is as scared of it as it is scared of iOS (which is very mature). Last I heard they're looking to partner with Firefox OS which is specifically designed for low end handsets. In order to succeed it will NEED to have Google's proprietary apps available, so Google will make money on Tizen handsets.

OT...very cool of Sammy to offer this service to legacy devices and not just the S5.

NoNexus says:

Usually your posts either annoy me, piss me off or are just dumb.

This post is just a winner, everything you said is spot on. Granted Zig sets a low bar most of the time but your response was great.

jackwagon06 says:

Agreed with a spot on top.

ConTejas says:

Haha well I assure you the feeling is mutual! I'd wager a poll would put you in a solid second place spot behind our boy Richard. Let me guess, you joinded "American Muscle" as Rice_for_Life or NoFordNoCheyNoDodgeNoPlymouthNoAMC.....think you get my point ; p

How's that Tmobile Spint merger coming along?!

NoNexus says:

About as expected

lucas710 says:

You said it so beautifully! +1 Google/Android will never die.

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Trust me GOOGLE IS FAR FROM PERFECT. They can't even respect their business partners properly.

At the end of the day Google has gotten to big for their britches and need to be brought down some pegs.
And YES TIZEN WILL BE JUST FINE AFTER ALL IT TOOK ANDROID THREE FOUR YEARS TO BE RELEVANT.
This Milk music is better than any silly Pandora, Google Music, or Spotify.
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radiohawk says:

+10
Gmail is horrible, haven't used a real Gmail account in long time, hard to play a game without spam about registering for a worthless unwanted Google + crapware account, time for something new that respects privacy -
as to the article am liking this free app

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jackwagon06 says:

Ya....This just became the companion to my siriusxm app

tdizzel says:

Da fuq?

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swagsaunders says:

DA Fuq??

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ajnevares says:

Make sure your Samsung Account app is not disabled, otherwise, it will keep crashing (it did for me, at least)

DWR_31 says:

And this is why I didn't trade in my GS3.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, that's constantly laughing at my wife's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with borked sdcard support on 4.4.2...

NoNexus says:

you really need to talk to your wife about borking her sdcards. I never have seen it on mine

DWR_31 says:

Try using a third-party file manager or PocketCast's save to external sdcard feature after the 4.4.2 Galaxy Note 3 update.

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NoNexus says:

I do on the third party file manager
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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

I would be concerned if my wife was "borking" anything beside me.

I'm running a a GE GS4, and while I was pleasantly surprised that I was eligible for the promotion, I have no problem running the app and I don't have any Samsung apps on my phone, let alone the "Samsung Account" app.

EDIT: If I try to "sign in", yes, the app crashes...but seems to work fine otherwise.

David Horgan says:

Haha that's why. I have a S4 with 4.4.2 Google Edition installed and it kept crashing.

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Interesting. It is a beautiful app and easy to use of you've ever used a curated music service like Pandora before. However, if you look at the fine print, it does say that being ad free is a limited time thing.

ConTejas says:

Ah, you're right. Always read the fine print folks.

Suntan says:

Fair enough. I'll take it while I can get it.

-Suntan

jackwagon06 says:

Damn.....almost had one won

Aaron Watson says:

The reviews in the play store seem to be mostly positive. Great :)

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Mobius360 says:

Interesting move by Samsung.

That's a lot of phones they've sold that can instantly use this. Wonder how much $ they're putting out on this service. Eventually the free ads go away and it will probably be priced like Pandora to keep the ads away or that's what I'm thinking anyway.

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SpookDroid says:

It looks great! I liked the UI a lot. Too bad this is US-Only (will need a little trickery to get it to download to my Note 3). Now, if they'd only release it for TV and Tablet...

alexvf says:

This app is not for Galaxy owners. This app may be, probably, for american Galaxy owners.
I have a Galaxy S4 and, in the Play Store's app page, it says that the app is not available in my country.

snowbanx says:

Not available in Canada for me.

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paulbrinson says:

Ditto. I can't download this app on my Galaxy S3 in Canada.

meyerweb says:

Blame the idiotic international copyright laws and DRM for that.

dhirensk says:

Google play shows it as not compatible with my Galaxy s4 (exynos model) and while their website says compatible with galaxy line..idiots

deeb215 says:

Good move by Samsung. HTC should offer something similar to promote Boomsound.

eahinrichsen says:

Too bad they sold their interest in Beats. A few months of Beats Music service with a new One would be pretty great.

deeb215 says:

Yes, that slipped my mind. Damn HTC...

Suntan says:

Seriously though, what's with the name?

-Suntan

deeb215 says:

Milk was a bad choice.

For some reason I laughed at that

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deeb215 says:

You're subconscious knew it was an Anchorman reference.

jackwagon06 says:

You stay classy deeb....

jackwagon06 says:

Baxter?

I usually am drinking while posting here.....sorry

deeb215 says:

Scotch Scotch Scotch down in me belly!

jackwagon06 says:

Lmao

Would be nice if you could be a bit more precise in your wording. This certainly looks like a good app, but it's not available in my country (Norway).

Your audience is probably like 90% US, but please remember the other 10% as well. I read your stuff because it's good quality.

Man this is great! Cya later pandora

yankeesusa says:

Yea, so far its awesome. But they need a little more updates like always on screen when plugged in, landscape mode and that's about it, other than that it is very cool so far.

qdigga says:

I agree with you on the landscape thing. You can DL and use IntelliScreen to setup a condition that keeps the screen on when Milk Music is playing...

rawpower87 says:

Fyi -Does not work with cyanogenmod

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App keeps crashing when I try to sign in to my Samsung account. I am running CyanogenMod... Anyone have a fix yet?
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yankeesusa says:

I think it will only work with touchwiz roms. It may work with kitkat roms too.

sublimaze says:

You can use it on non-Samsung devices, but you must be rooted. Here is how
http://goo.gl/DG76tg

I'm running Google Edition ROM, and while I have no problem using the app...it does crash if I try to sign in.

Oh well...still works well enough.

hardrocker89 says:

I guess everyone and their dog are downloading this at the moment. This download speed is atrocious! On sprint 4g and currently sitting on 383kb/3.67mb lol. They say slow and steady win the race...

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yankeesusa says:

That's sprint for you. On my tmobile phone it loaded within seconds. Loving it so far.

ab304945 says:

That's funny cause I'm on Sprint and it downloaded in seconds for me.

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sublimaze says:

The problem is not everyone downloading it at the same time.
The problem is your craptastic carrier.

jackwagon06 says:

No issues on big red.....I feel dirty

Joe_Perone says:

I have an S4, but yet the app is incompatible with my device. Uhhhh...

jackwagon06 says:

USA?

Bzow says:

I haven't been able to play any music yet. I keep getting "Error connecting: Milk Music is not available in your current location."

yankeesusa says:

Do you have sprint?

Bzow says:

No, I have AT&T.

yankeesusa says:

Uninstall and reinstall. My friend has att with lte here and it worked fine. It worked first time for me on tmobile lte also.

Bzow says:

Thank you, unfortunately that didn't work but I'll keep trying.

A Ghuman says:

Googled for Milk Music 1.0.176956 apk, found the file and installed it. Works for me in Canada.
Can't post link, it gets marked as spam.

yankeesusa says:

Just downloaded it. Very smooth and cool layout and easy to use. So far so good.

ryan5609 says:

Looks like a decent music app. Too bad you need a Samsung phone to use it. Guess ill just have to stick with good old Spotify and Pandora.

Nak57 says:

Ad free for limited time. Wonder how long that will be. Does have many positive reviews

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sublimaze says:

Samsung will probably use the crack dealer business plan: Free until you get hooked, but you eventually pay in some manner.

yankeesusa says:

Man! Its actually pretty cool. I love the quick tuning and slow tuning feature. Very smooth baby!

lucas710 says:

Why Milk?

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yankeesusa says:

My question also....

s2weden2000 says:

miLk ,because it´s good for you instead of those milk(y) shakes

kinster02 says:

Nice app with a great easy to use interface, makes me glad I own a Galaxy.

From my Note 2 to you

s2weden2000 says:

oh s0 milky...

BigDinCA says:

Queensryche. Great band. Good call, Jerry.

jackwagon06 says:

Answers the phone...."mindcrime"

Seriously.....who you gonna trust when everyone's a crook?

Article title should have read " Samsung releases Slacker-powered Milk Music free for high-end Galaxy phones in the US." Then I wouldn't try, fail and be angered by this.

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Wow. I am very impressed. Well played Samsung, well played.

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yankeesusa says:

+1

anthonok says:

No

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sublimaze says:

+1 for the Queensrÿche reference. Geoff Tate is an amazing vocalist.

Synycalwon says:

Ditto! One of my favs. :) But I'll stick to paid services of SiriusXM (you get what you pay for axiom. :p).

sublimaze says:

Yeah, Sirius is awesome. When it first arrived, I never thought I would pay to listen to music, but I got a car with it and was hooked.

jackwagon06 says:

O&A in the morning....boneyard/octane in the afternoon........all without the "metal head" in the HTC commercial.

xs228 says:

This

jackwagon06 says:

Spot on.....He has a line of wine I hear these days....

deuceja says:

I like what samsung is doing. Why not have great flagship phones that grab the attention of customers on both ends of the market (phablets and "regular" size smartphones) get a nice buzz to start of the smartwatch era make them only compatible with their newer high end phones make another batch that will do the same but run it on an OS that you are heavily invested in. So they have hardware now they are slowly trying to make it the app world by having this which is also intended for their products samsung they have taken a very nice page from Apple and will work in the favor. I wonder if they are going to get with hyundai and try getting their Tizen OS with it somehow

~My $0.02~

What a stupid name.

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Paul Stamp says:

A bit annoying that it seems to be US only... UK here and tried downloading the APK and it installs and runs fine but won't play any music with the "not available in your region"

remipmc says:

got it installed on my nexus5, did a little build.prop edit and installed the apk, and it fired up no problem. unfortunately all the music is edited....lame :/

Kolten Nay says:

No? I just had a Sammy Adams song that dropped the f bomb.

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Kolten Nay says:

Multiple times mind you lol

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Notajediyet says:

You have to turn on explicit lyrics in the settings menu

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rj160202 says:

No, you know what's lame? Leaving mental defective posts before checking the settings and removing the filter.

veii says:

Not available. UK

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tim242 says:

For the ones that are concerned about ads, when the ad free period is up, here's a tip.

Slacker Plus is 3.99 per month. That gives you no ads, and unlimited skips.

Kolten Nay says:

Love the app. Makes me glad to have a galaxy.

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-IRON- says:

No thanks.

im not going to be an idiot and give apps permission to things like modify battery statistics. Soon they will all want it.
Why is my battery not lasting? Waaaaa. You wont know because the shit apps are hiding it.
They ask for that. I delete

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crazycreemer says:

Whoa I had no idea but you must be correct! Just listening to half an hour of music on this app has drained 35% of my battery and usage says milk is resposible for 6%.. thanks for the heads up :)
Guess I better review the permissions that my current apps have and keep better watch on those that I chose to download

Funny this brands... start to be ridiculous!!! Apple launch apps in US and seems distinguish costumers, US and others... Goggle did the same, now Nokia our only European giant tech mobile pass to other side he's launch also before in US. Now Samsung that detains market in Europe decides to gift US costumers first than EU where Apple is leading there. Thank u Samsung for this... EU will remember it....

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c1971ace says:

Very well done so far. A great compliment to my SiriusXM app.

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Frogstar1 says:

Unavailable in Australia. Booo :-(

Good app. But there is no stop button to make the song you are currently playing stop. Unless I'm missing it somewhere.

I have an s4 but it's not available in my country, I'm in England, ffs Google/samsung whoever is responsible! Sort this shit out!

Posted from my 2013 nexus 7, yeah baby!

crazycreemer says:

HAHAH contrary to the info in the article it loaded and runs just fine on my Samsung Discover. Yes the play store said this was incompatible with my phone but with a little googlefoo I found the APK online =)
Free Music For The Win

piko 72 says:

Working good on my Canadian note 3:)

Posted via my Galaxy Note 3 / Gear_null 22.1

mayconvert says:

OK. I like Samsung products but damn I am sick of them copying apple on every thing they do. That M is the iTunes logo only shaped like an M.
Smh. Did the design team think "how can we make this look like apples iTunes logo without another lawsuit " "I know, call it milk so we can make it an M instead if an exact copy"

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I'm using this and I love it its really cool takes a few minutes to get used to but its cool and looks awesome.

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Samsung North America headquarters couldn't include Canada? Why don't they change their name to Samsung America?

Paola1993 says:

This is the first thing kind of good looking coming from Samsung.

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clownin72 says:

Very nice alternative to Pandora. I like the layout and UI, plus all the varieties of stations

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floridarick says:

Hands Down, the best free music app I have ever used!

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Why does it switch songs in the middle of a song? ??