Samsung's Milk Video gets shut down one year after launch

Samsung's Milk Video gets shut down one year after launch

Last year, Samsung launched its own video streaming service – Milk Video. It's a Galaxy-exclusive service, which holds contents from College Humor, Cracked, Buzzfeed, Funny or Die, Vice, Vanity Fair, VICE, Red Bull, Vevo, AwesomenessTV, and more. The social aspect to Milk Video is a pretty familiar ordeal – you can follow channels, brands, and individuals, repost your favorite videos for your own followers to see, or share them via other social media, such as Facebook or Twitter.

Does all of this sound familiar? If by now, you are wondering "Why would anyone use this over YouTube?", you are probably also pretty close to guessing that Milk Video hasn't been the best used service for the past year. In fact, Samsung has announced that it will be shutting the service down, come November the 20th, 2015 – exactly one year and one day after its debut. The company will continue to support its music streaming app – Milk Music.


source: Play Store via Engadget

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17 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ouch.

20. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Less calcium for all of us.

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

One less samsung bloatware to worry about

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

It isn't installed in my phone. Do you buy carrier ones?

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I buy carriers ones and its still not installed. The last phone I bought had the icon for Milk Music, but it was just a shortcut to the app in Galaxy Apps. It had to be downloaded. So no, it isn't bloatware. I dont know any phone where many Samsung apps are preinstalled. They are usually links to the app in their store.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Well With A Name Like That It Deserves It.

9. cozze02

Posts: 119; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Exactly what I thought

7. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Milk music is actually really good, I can't wait to get a new Samsung phone so I can go back to using it.

17. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

No..it isn't.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

That was obvious. There's no point of making another YT competitor, but still YT is for ordinary folks, professionals use vimeo.

10. HASHTAG unregistered

First of all, I didn't even know Milk Video existed. Thought it was just Milk Music. Second, Why call it Milk? I would assume they'd call it Galaxy Music or something related.

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Cant call it Galaxy Music. Apple fans would accuse Samsung of name copying.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That would be if they called it Samsung Music. Anyways, they could call it a lot of things better than Milk: Orange Juice, Coffee, Vodka... Milk, though... It just seems so bland yet unsettling...

12. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"Milk Video" sounds like a porn service. So no surprise here.

14. gaming64 unregistered

You made me lol

18. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

You made me lol lol

15. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Why milk?

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