Deezer's expansion plans may include a deal with Samsung

Samsung may also take a stake in the French music streaming service

Deezer isn't yet available in the U.S, but the French music streaming company has big plans for expansion which now may include entering in to a deal with Samsung. According to a report in France courtesy of Reuters, the two companies are exploring a "commercial and industrial agreement" that could also see Samsung claim a stake in Deezer. 

Deezer offers a service similiar to that of Spotify and Rdio, with both a free ad-supported and paid subscription model available. The plan has been to expand to the U.S. later this year for some time, but a deal with Samsung could potentially help accelerate this, and build upon the 12 million subscribers Deezer already boasts. 

Presumably any possible deal would see Deezer come pre-installed on Samsung devices, possibly even with some included premium subscription time. We'll have to wait and see how it all pans out. 

Source: Reuters

Richard Devine