Samsung's paid version of Milk Music adds unlimited skips, and more

Samsung's paid version of Milk Music adds unlimited skips, and more
Samsung has added a premium version to its streaming music feature, Milk Music. This should not be a shock, since back in April there was talk about a paid version of the app being prepped. While a free version of the app will still remain available, listeners who want to continue to use the service for free, will have to keep on listening to advertisements. For $3.99 a month, Milk Music subscribers can eliminate the ads, and also get to take advantage of some new features.

With the premium subscription of Milk Music, you can listen to stations without being hooked up to a network connection. Even more important, paid subscribers receive unlimited skips. That means, if you don't like the song that is playing, you can skip ahead to the next tune. You can also turn off DJ commentary and pause the app using Sleep Timer.

To keep Google's paws off the money coming in from the paid version of Samsung's streaming service, Samsung is not using the Google Play Store's subscription platform. Instead, those who want to sign up for the subscription service of Milk Music will need to have a Samsung account. Still, there is nothing that forces you to pay for Milk Music, just as long as you don't mind the ads, and don't need the new features.

Along with adding the premium version of Milk Music, Samsung tossed in the usual performance enhancements and bug fixes. And if you live outside of the U.S, don't beat yourself up for not finding the app anywhere; Milk Music is available only in the states for the time being.

source: SamsungMilkMusic via AndroidPolice

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8 Comments

1. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

$3.99 a month? What a rip off!

2. Busyboy unregistered

Your not permanently banned? What a shame! Agree on the price though

7. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

How much it cost your DAILY cofee? It's expensive one?

3. davidnam88

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

There seems to be some confusion. The app is still technically ad-free (unless you count the Milk Music advertisement that comes on every 5~6 songs) and the premium features are simply an addition to the original service. Free users will still be able to listen to music in the same way as before. The relatively few people that are annoyed by the (relatively nonintrusive) ads and random DJ introductions can pay for the subscription. This is honestly one of the greatest apps to listen to music. However I wish Samsung gave an opportunity for original users to upgrade to paid subscription at a lower price for life time, similar to Google Play Music.

4. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

This app uses the crappy, 4+ years old opencore framework for audio decoding. It drains lots of power in addition to inaccurate decoding.

5. Busyboy unregistered

Tell em like it is Jake!

8. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Jackie boy you spend such more time on studying cmpetition. Are you an Apple mercenary? Everything it sucks to tou BUT Apple.

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't get it - I've been using Milk for months and I've never heard a single ad.

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