Galaxy S8/S8+ owners get an exclusive ‘New Release Radio’ station in Google Play Music

Galaxy S8/S8+ owners get an exclusive ‘New Release Radio’ station in Google Play Music
When Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship devices this year, it also made official that it was going to scrap its Music app and exclusively use Google Play Music in its products. In a press release at the time, Sammy announced that Galaxy S8 and S8+ users would benefit from smart music recommendations, tailored playlists and other niceties, thanks to its partnership with Google.

It now seems that owners of the latest Galaxy S phones are beginning to ‘tune into’ an exclusive Google Play Music feature, called New Release Radio. Don’t get overly excited, though, as there’s nothing too extraordinary about it.

The feature represents a daily updated selected list of songs that are specific to each user, and contain a mix of newly released tracks – basically a Google-made tracks list, based on your music preferences. The feature has already become available to S8 users and seems accessible through a desktop version of the app.

The feature is nothing to boast about, but is indeed yet another point on the list of exclusive features, offered to Samsung customers. Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners are also able to upload up to 100,000 songs to their virtual library, instead of the regular 50,000 allowance and receive three months of free Play Music All Access subscription.

This news comes just a few weeks after Google announced an additional free month to new subscribers to its Play Music service, on top of the regular three free months. If you haven’t given it a go, you can now try Play Music, even if you don’t own a shiny S8 phone, and get a month off.

Source: Reddit via SamMobile



1. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Samsung would be nothing without Google. Sad thing is they even require Googles help to move the products via these types of ridiculous promotions. Disgusting.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

And Google wouldn't be where they are today without Samsung. Samsung took the reach of Android to global levels and provided much of the innovation Google has copied into stock Andorid.

3. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You do know that without Googles android, all but the most budget Samsung phone wouldn't even exist, don't you? It ain't Tizen powering those S8's and S7's and Notes and S6's, S5's, so on and so on.

5. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

tizen is way better than Google, stock Android has been copying Samsung's features for years. Samsung did it the smart way and if you dont know what i mean you're an idiot in the tech world, so i will explain. if you are the world's largest manufacturer of high-end to low-end phones, washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, TVs, laptop, tablet, home automation, and you have tizen on everything but some phones and tabs, you are controlling the tech world so that when your tizen mobile is ready to take over and obsolete android you can sell ads saying you have everything already now your phone can connect and control everything you have with Bixby

4. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

google would be nothing without samsung, no sales no income. google play music sucks ass, i love my music app milk music was the best. the problem is people are not willing to pay $10 extra for music $10 extra for youtube red or youtube music, on top of the $120 monthly phone bill.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3970; Member since: Nov 01, 2016


6. audibot

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

you dominate the market then release your os that controls it all.

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Oh you are so right, Bixby voice assistant is totally dominating Google voice assistant!

9. lcpljones

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I have an S7 Edge and got the same station

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