Samsung is shutting down its Milk music streaming service on September 22

By midian182 ยท 4 replies
Aug 22, 2016
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  1. Samsung is shuttering its Pandora-like music streaming radio service, Milk. The company has started to notify users that it will close down Milk music in the US on September 22 this year, according to Variety.

    Rumors of the service’s closure had been circulating for a while, as it had failed to gain significant user numbers.

    “We have made the strategic decision to invest in a partner model focused on seamlessly integrating the best music services available today into our family of Galaxy devices,” Samsung said in a statement. “We believe that working with partners will accelerate innovation, enhance device sales and provide amazing new experiences for our customers.”

    Samsung released the Galaxy-exclusive Milk as an ad-free alternative to the many music streaming services on the market back in 2014. The Korean firm worked with Slacker to deliver 200 radio stations and 13 million songs on demand at launch, allowing users to listen to pre-programmed stations or create their own. But Milk has struggled to compete with the likes of Spotify, Pandora, and offerings from Google and Apple.

    Samsung also launched a video aggregation app called Milk Video, but this closed down in November 2015, just one year after its introduction.

    The announcement to end the music service comes after several executives from Samsung’s Media Services Unit were axed last month.

    Samsung didn’t give any specific plans on what will replace the service, but it is advising Milk users to switch over to the ad-supported Slacker for now.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,870   +1,289

    Cool, maybe they'll be nice enough to let me remove the damn app from my new phone.
    Hexic and Panda218 like this.
  3. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 570   +372

    This was bound to happen They make terrible and no quality apps. then they install a lot of it in all galaxy lineups just to show that they have more default apps than the competition. They will abandon and does not support it after a few months.

    Why not just make a uninstall app for samsung apps and I believe it will be a hit in the google play.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I remember it being launched not too long ago. Has it gone sour already?
  5. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Booster Posts: 174   +70

    It didn't even come preloaded on my Note 7.

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