Now that even Beats has its own streaming music service, Samsung is bringing its own streaming audio app to the world. The Korean company, which dominates the Android smartphone landscape, has announced Milk, a streaming radio app.
Milk will provide "more than 200" streaming radio stations for free. Samsung has also stated that the service will be ad-free, though it's not clear whether that means the app itself or the radio streams.
Samsung's new streaming radio app isn't exactly a new concept and, in fact, Milk is actually built from an already existing streaming radio app. According to Samsung Milk is "powered by" Slacker Radio, a company that has been streaming radio stations to mobile devices for over five years. In addition to the Slacker content, Samsung also claims that in the future it will provide some Milk-exclusive content from "top selling and emerging artists."
“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.”
So far Milk is only available on a limited selection of Samsung's Galaxy devices. Currently supported smartphones include the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy S5. This may be disappointing for Android users who don't prefer a Galaxy smartphone, but those who want a taste of Milk can always download the Slacker Radio app.