Free Spotify premium service is music to Samsung Galaxy S10 buyers' ears

Free Spotify premium service is music to Samsung Galaxy S10 buyers' ears
With the Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ all officially launching today, music streamer Spotify has announced that its Android app will be pre-installed on all three models in the U.S. Additionally, the Spotify app will come loaded out of the box on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and certain Galaxy A units in the states as well. The latter are mid-range phones offered by Sammy.

Besides pre-installing the Spotify app on these Samsung Galaxy handsets, state-side users will receive a free six-month subscription to Spotify's premium U.S. service as long as they are not a current subscriber to the music streamer. While Spotify does offer a free ad-supported tier of service, it does not come with certain features available to premium members. Those features include unlimited skips, and the ability to download music that can be played offline. Premium members can also play any track in Spotify's library, and songs are streamed in High Quality.

Spotify normally offers a free 30-day free trial to its premium tier, after which pricing is $9.99 per month. Families with up to six members can pay $14.99 monthly, and students with a verified .edu email address are charged only $4.99 a month.

Last August, Samsung and Spotify teamed up to take on Apple Music. Spotify became Samsung's new "go-to music service provider" as it tries to keep its lead over Apple Music world-wide. Launched in October 2008, Spotify has yet to turn a profit and has embarked on a campaign to transition subscribers from its free tier of service to a subscription plan.

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14 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 565; Member since: May 18, 2018

paying monthly to "borrow" music is the dumbest thing ive ever heard.

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Get with the program. Streaming is the future. Look at the breakdown of the music consumption now

4. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

40/45+ million songs at my disposal 24*7, just for $1.7 per month(Indian price). I challenge you to find me a better deal than this. If not, shut up.

5. bashsnk

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

Which service is that ?

9. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Both Apple Music and Spotify cost that much in India. And the Indian homegrown music streaming services are even cheaper

10. JCASS889

Posts: 565; Member since: May 18, 2018

Yeah I do have a much better deal, it's called downloading music for free and keeping it forever and never paying a dime. So you listen to all of those millions of songs? And if you stop paying all those songs you download go away.

11. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

You are no better than a thief then. All the music that musicians make is their HARD WORK and they deserve money for that. If you are so much for free, why not work for free for some company or organisation and try to survive in this world? When i was a kid, even i liked downloading songs illegally. But as i grew up and gained maturity, i realised that it is absolutely wrong. I am robbing someone of their deserved money. But to realise this one has to be working themselves in the 1st place. But if you are working and getting paid for your work and still downloading songs for free, you are perfect example of a Hypocrite.

14. JCASS889

Posts: 565; Member since: May 18, 2018

To be honest man I could care less about what you think, the ability to get music online for free is astoundingly easy so I'm going to abuse the ability.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

I just enjoy the flexibility of not being tied down to my limited selection of music. Not to mention the ability to stream shark song on google home for my son whenever

7. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

your not borrowing it if you download it for offline usage, you got the option there....personally there is plenty of free online music so I dont use spotify, and my area has patchy data service so I still use those free services instead, but It is good value really for those that have good access to it

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

it's still "borrowing" since you don't own the music. Once the subscription is no longer active, you won't have access to the songs after a certain amount of time since you can't only be in offline mode for so long before you need to be online.

2. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Whoa this is cool!

6. Fialho

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Unfortunately that is only available in the US :((

8. DizzysEat

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 05, 2018

I wonder if this would be attached to the email your using with your Samsung's or Google account? Because I would like to bag this but I'm already a Spotify Premium subscriber.

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