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Samsung’s Own Radio Service “Milk Music” Now Available on Google Play

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A new streaming radio service from Samsung was launched onto Google Play this morning, Milk Music. Do we know what the name refers to? Not one bit. The service is completely ad-free, and also free of any cost, but for a limited time. Milk Music focuses heavily on customizable stations, with users able to fine-tune stations based on popularity, novelty, and favorite tracks from artists. 

Powered by Slacker Radio, Milk Music has zero registration or set-up. Open up the app and go. Once you set the dialer to a genre or station you like, music will instantly play. You can also select from over 200 stations, which are curated from a library of over 13 million tracks.

The service is limited to just Galaxy devices from Samsung, so if you were hoping to get in on the musical fun on any other OEM’s device, you are out of luck.

With so many services available, we will get some time with Milk Music, and then report back on how good we think it is. To check it out for yourself, follow the link below.

Features

  • Stumble across new hits and old favorites with a turn of the dial.
  • Music plays instantly, as you scan through stations.
  • No registration or set-up required.
  • Customize the dial to show only genres and stations you like.
  • “My Stations” collects all the stations you love and those you create into a single station that’s easily accessible on the dial.
  • Fine-tune stations based on popularity, novelty and song favorites.
  • Listen to over 200 genre stations, curated from a music library of over 13 million songs.
  • “Spotlight” offers a curated selection handpicked by music tastemakers and influencers.

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  • Guest

    The service is limited to just Galaxy devices from Samsung, so if you were hoping to get in on the musical fun on any other OEM’s device, you are out of luck.

    *Not available for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

  • Anthony Johnson

    That’s seems nice which exclusively available for my Galaxy
    S4. I will surely download this app and play my favorite music track in my car by
    keeping my phone on my wireless car charger . Let’s hope that I will able to
    find my favorite station through this app.

  • John Shue

    Isnt compatibe with my Galaxy Light. Strange. Considering its a Galaxy phone. Oh well I will just use Google music.

  • MB

    Installed on my Note 3. Opens up fine but when I try to play a song it says it’s not available in my area. I didn’t know LA was off limits. :(

  • Evil-D

    not available for galaxy nexus

  • Roubaix

    Won’t work on my GN!!!

  • Ubi2447

    Looks like my rooted S3 isn’t eligible…cool.

  • Sporttster

    DL…start it up….Create a station, Van Halen….supposed to be ‘Jump!’…it starts playing some reggae song with ‘jump’ in the wording, lol. Think it might need just a touch of tweaking yet.

  • jonzey231

    Is it only downloadable from the play store on Galaxy devices, or is it truly only compatible with Galaxy devices? Is it dependent on Samsung framework for something or if we get the .apk can we install and just use it?

  • jim

    Installed on my Note 3 ‘but wont install on my Samsung tablet huh?

  • jim

    Love it

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    The app looks amazing. I don’t know that I need yet another streaming app. I’m very happy with Spotify

  • Daistaar

    Is that graphic puking with onlookers snapping photos of her? Messed up Samsung.

  • PLL

    I was able to put this on my Nook running CM 10.1 but not on my Galaxy Nexus running Shiny Rom. Weird!

  • Maximus

    What they don’t tell you…if you want explicit content…you HAVE to sign in with your Samsung account. So there goes raw dog videos and Lil Kim songs. The app is decent tho. It still limits you to 6 skips per channel…I assume per hour, like Pandora. Its unbelievably fast too. Considering how many phones Samsung sells, Pandora should be afraid of its ad bucks going down.

  • AB

    Not compatible D: Droid Razr Maxx

  • ceejw

    This is the nicest looking software Samsung has ever made.

  • rewqt

    What is the definition of “Galaxy devices from Samsung”

    This ad should be corrected to say limited galaxy devices from samsung.

    • Gue2

      Sideloaded on to GNex and works just fine. Surprisingly nice actually.

    • http://androidintvfilm.tumblr.com/ wade_county

      No sideload, compatible with my Epic 4G. The phone that came out in 2010.

    • John Shue

      Obviously not the Light.

  • crazysamz

    Maybe it’d referring to the MILKY WAY GALAXY? For their galaxy devices maybe??

  • trixnkix637

    Here’s the .apk link for those interested in sideloading. If you don’t change your build.prop, the app will install, but it won’t work though.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rv5mbt3ls7twi87/com.samsung.mdl.radio-1.0.176956.apk

    • jim

      Huh?

  • http://www.twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

    I kinda like it :)

    • Thomas

      Ditto, if it wasn’t for Howard Stern I might be canceling my SiriusXM service.

      • Intellectua1

        Watched an episode of that guys radio show on the Internet for the first time like 2 weeks ago and I would’ve never known but that’s a pretty interesting show..

      • NMatt

        Thomas you know you don’t need SiriusXM anymore for Howard either. You can download his show’s daily from PB or KA. Just do a search for Howard Stern Show Torrents.

        • Intellectua1

          Wouldn’t that be considered stealing

          • NMatt

            Stealing, lol. Such a sweet kid

          • Intellectua1

            Sir, I’m an adult..

          • NMatt

            Dude thats from a Seinfeld episode, when George wants to make a copy of key and it says “DO NOT DUPLICATE”. Kramer says “Sure you can, sweet kid”. Don’t take it personal

          • Intellectua1

            Oh sorry I don’t watch anything besides the news, military channel, history channel, crime TV and things of that nature..

          • NMatt

            All good

    • rals

      It’s actually a really good app. Finally a bloat from Samsung that i wouldn’t mind having.

  • Paul

    I dig this app. Might be my new go-to

    • jimt

      I guess you are golden as long as you always buy Samsung phones in the future. Samsung smiles.

  • OF

    I have a S3 with a custom ROM and it wont let me install it. Damn you!!

  • Grimlyte

    Although not at all supprising, the galaxy nexus doesn’t seem to be considered a galaxay device.

    • jimt

      I looked also Gnex is not compatible.

      • jim

        You really still use your nexus ? lol

        • jimt

          Now and then, it is WiFi only mini tablet. It is good for frostwire, for instance.

  • David Shon

    The app is actually quite impressive. Shame it’s not available for non-galaxy devices.

  • John E. Jablonski

    Unless, of course, you have a GALAXY nexus.
    Sheesh.

    • jimt

      I do have a Gnex but still why would I want this app when there are so many good radio apps already.

    • T_Dizzle

      Why not the GNex

    • C-Law

      You tried? That would probably mean it doesn’t work on an s2 either since it’s older

      • John E. Jablonski

        Play store won’t let me install it: unsupported device.

        • Gue2

          Side loaded on to GNex and works just fine. Surprisingly good.

  • jimt

    Who needs another radio app that only works on Samsung. Give me a break.

    • Intellectua1

      People that buy Samsung

      • jimt

        Assuming it is a great app, what happens when you get a new phone that is not a Samsung. It is blatantly an app to hook you into staying with Samsung. I don’t like this trend by any OEM.

        • Intellectua1

          Well if you made a product wouldn’t you want people to continue to only use your products?? That’s the point and goal of every smartphone company, clothing company, etc. (to gain a loyal customer base) I’m sorry but your comment made zero sense..

          • jimt

            I agree with you, but most apps work on all phones that have the hardware to run the app. I find it interesting that Sammy is limiting an app to itself. I am not aware of other OEMs doing this except with different hardware.

  • Ryan5609

    Can I still use the app if I am lactose intolerant? There really should be a “Silk Music” alternative for those of us with weak stomachs.

    • Tim242

      Almond Milk is better than Soy. Lucky for you, Silk has you covered on that as well.

      • The Narrator

        Soy has estrogen too. No no for men.

    • Intellectua1

      I once knew a hot Vietnamese chick that was lactose intolerant.. It killed my whole vibe about her.. Gross!!!

      • Tim242

        Cow’s milk is not meant for human consumption. Humans are the only species to drink the milk of another species, and the only ones to continue drinking it into adulthood.

        • Wolfpack93

          We’re also the only species that possesses the knowledge and opposable thumbs to make it possible. Take your Vegan/PETA BS elsewhere and let me enjoy my ice cream sundae in peace.

          • Tim242

            It’s only possible due to antibiotics,. It is also full of puss. I’m sure you really think that is a good idea. Almond Milk has more calcium and vitamin, tastes better, and doesn’t poison your body. See pic below

          • William Robertson

            If casein is toxic then it’s weird that it makes up almost half of human breast milk, isn’t it? Boy, that’s a mystery.

          • Tim242

            It makes up 40% of human milk, 80% of cow milk. Too much is toxic. Regardless, milk is meant for babies, not adults.

          • William Robertson

            I don’t think there’s really any solid evidence for the hypothesis that casein is toxic in those concentrations (which, by the way, isn’t relevant, is it? We should be talking about toxic dosages, I think), unless you have an allergy/sensitivity to casein. Also, I don’t accept that milk is “meant for babies, not adults” as a reason that milk would be harmful to adults. I mean, DHA is meant for babies and doesn’t stimulate adult brain development, but taking a DHA supplement won’t give you cancer…at least, not as far as I know.

          • Tim242

            The amount of casein in cow’s milk is for the purpose of doubling the size of a calve in 45 days. It isn’t healthy for humans to be consuming that on a regular basis. Cows don’t, why should we? In comparison, the amount of casein I’m human milk is to double the size of an infant in 180 days. There’s a reason milk is only produced when pregnant. Drinking milk past infancy is the dumbest thing humans do.

          • William Robertson

            Oh, I see. By “toxic,” I thought you meant “toxic.” Now I see that by “toxic,” you meant “unnecessary and dumb.”

            Okay, in modern developed society, yeah. I could see that, I guess.

          • Tim242

            Studies show that it can cause cancer. There are very high rates of cancer, but who knows for sure if casein is a cause. However, it is not healthy for us. It has too much fat and unneccessary protein. It is very hard on the digestive tract. Not to mention, the growth hormones, blood, puss, and antibiotics it contains. It definitely sounds toxic to me. I never was a big milk drinker. It always made me feel bloated. Cheese is the main thing I had to cut out. I have fallen in love with Almond Milk. It is delicious, and has more calcium and Vitamin D than Cow’s milk. It is so much easier on the body : )

          • William Robertson

            Well, I don’t think there’s any real causative link between casein and cancer, like, at all, but feel free to come forward with some peer-reviewed studies; I’m more than happy to peruse. Growth hormones and blood don’t bother me (I love black pudding), and antibiotics and pus should be fairly dilute. Anyway, man, feel free to get your placebo effect however you want — I know I do, too. :)

          • Tim242

            Placebo? Ciw milk forms curds in your body. Plant-based milks flow through your body as easy as water. There’s a reason that so many people are lactose intolerant. Don’t live in denial.

          • William Robertson

            Okay, see, what you’re saying sounds pretty anecdotal and very much like placebo. Which is fine, I’m not saying that’s bad — I’m just asking it be treated as such. I have things I do based on anecdotal evidence and because it just makes me feel better, I just, you know…admit it’s just because I like it, not for scientific reasons.

          • Tim242

            It is scientific fact that milk forms curds in the body and taxes the digestive system. It is fact that a large portion of humans are lactose intolerant. Almond “Milk” is made from Almonds, vitamins, and filtered water. It is fact that water and nuts are far more digestable than animal fats and lactose. C’mon now…

          • William Robertson

            Yes, milk forms curds. Yes, people are lactose intolerant. I don’t see how that affects normal people whose digestive systems are capable of digesting lactose and casein. I consume dairy products, I don’t have any health problems (aside from poor vision). You’re stating facts and then inducting conclusions that simply aren’t supported. It’s a non sequitur and I don’t accept it. Anyway, enjoy your almond milk, and I’ll enjoy my dairy products, since I don’t like almond milk. Have a nice day. :)

          • Tim242

            The point you are missing is that the human body is not designed to digest milk from a cow. Milk from a cow has the fat and protein content to support the growth of a cow. Let that sink in for a minute. There is no such thing as a human digestive tract that will process cow milk normally. You may not have issues yet, but that doesn’t mean you won’t. Your conclusions on your own health are anecdotal as well. It isn’t natural to drink milk past infancy. Almond “Milk” tastes a lot like cow milk. So for you to say you don’t like it is a bit hard to believe. But, there’s also Soy, Hemp, and Rice alternatives as well. People drink milk mostly for the calcium, and to a lesser extent, vitamin D. You get more of those in dairy alternatives, without the casein, fat, blood, puss, growth hormones, and antibiotics. Why would you defend drinking something that is not meant for you, and has a lot of toxins?

          • William Robertson

            I know my evidence is anecdotal as well; I’m using the hypothesis that milk is not deathly toxic as a null hypothesis, which I think is pretty reasonable to do. I’ll let you infer the logical implications of that. I’ve tried almond milk before, it’s not for me — although the chocolate almond milk wasn’t bad…I would drink that stuff. And I don’t drink milk for the vitamins, I consume dairy because it’s in things I enjoy eating. And please, don’t use the word “toxins.” It’s too general, and clearly too subjective, to have any meaning. Pus, casein, blood, hormones, antibiotics? Those are not toxins. They might gross you out, sure — but that’s not to say they’re toxic. You know what’s toxic? Botulin. That’s toxic. Not hormones.

          • Tim242

            Growth hormones are toxic. Even testosterone treatments l for men have a high risk for prostate cancer. Cow milk has 80% casein, human milk only 40%. That has been shown to be toxic, but not proven. Antibiotic overuse is toxic, because it causes bacteria resistance. The content of milk is meant for consumption for a short period in life’s infancy. It is not meant for lifelong consumption. You are failing to admit what the purpose of milk is. There is a reason that it’s only produced during pregnancy. Saying that it’s in stuff you like doesn’t excuse scientific facts about the purpose of milk.

          • William Robertson

            I highly doubt the toxicity of growth hormones in the dosages consumed by normal humans through bovine milk. Also, I’m still waiting for documentation of the supposed plausible casein toxicity (at normal dosage) which, as you admitted, has not been proven and so even upon production of said documentation, the best case for your argument is a “warrants more study.” Best case. Lastly, your argument that it is only produced during and shortly after gestation is pretty weak. I would point out that in all likelihood, milk production stops when it does because of very high nutrition requirements for the lactating mother, which are unsustainable for long periods of time (assuming no human intervention, because we change nature quite a bit). Notwithstanding, simply because nature does not “intend” is not sufficient to say that it is necessarily deadly. Not without serious supporting evidence, none of which, by the way, I have seen produced. Let’s keep in mind that nature didn’t “intend” for us to be outside the food chain, either.

          • Tim242

            The largest ever nutritional study is something you should look into. It’s called “The China Study”. Milk is meant for consumption of infants that need to grow quickly. You are in denial if you think it is meant for lifelong consumption. No other mammal does that. My statements are based in facts, studies, and common sense. Yours are just to defend your decision to consume it. As far as your growth hormone claim, cow milk has enough of it to double the size of a calf in 45 days. Human milk has just enough to double the size of an infant in 180 days. That is cold hard fact. As for your normal levels of casein claim, there are no normal levels past infancy…certainly not levels found in cow milk that is double that of humans.

          • William Robertson

            The China Study…interesting, I’ll read into it. Thanks.

            Now the rest of your comment is pretty much garbage, and I’m sick of responding to it. Call yourself a “debate-winner” if that’s your thing, I just don’t have the patience to sit in front of my computer screen and defend against ad hominem and non sequitur all day. I can’t tell if your various misinterpretations and misrepresentations are intentional or accidental, but I’ll give you the benefit of a doubt. Good day sir.

          • Tim242

            There are no misrepresentations in my statements. Cow milk has double the casseine and 10 times the growth hormone than that of human milk. I don’t see how you could consider those normal “doses”. Milk is for babies. Just because humans took cow milk and made things you like with it, doesn’t make it normal or healthy. There is not a single misrepresentation in that. You just refuse to accept facts as facts.

            Sitting in front of a computer? You better utilize that smartphone : )
            Good day to you as well sir.

          • William Robertson

            So I know we said our goodbyes, but since you seem to have been genuinely accidental, I figured I’d clarify: “normal dose” means “what an average human consumes,” not “what God intended.” Also, just because I refuse to accept fallacious inductive reasoning does not mean I reject the premises on which it was based.

      • michael arazan

        Pretty odd because Lactose intolerance is a mutation in Caucasians living in central Europe or from there in their genetics

    • Ryan5609

      Funny how my joke turned into a milk debate on an Android tech site.

  • Droid Ronin

    Can anyone with a Galaxy extract the .apk?

    • Intellectua1

      No sir “Galaxy” Exclusive.. Why do you want the app? So you Droid-Life guys can go on a bash fest..

      • Droid Ronin

        I’m willing to try out any app that sounds interesting, even if I have to sideload it to my device.

      • Gue2

        Different person than OP but I have a “Galaxy” Nexus and it says my device is incompatable. I would like the APK to see if it works via sideloading.

        • Gue2

          Sideloaded on the GNex and works just fine. Surprisingly good.

    • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

      APK is available online, just need to modify your build.prop to a Samsung device that’s supported to use it.

      • Gue2

        Where should I look online? Can you point me in the right direction please?

  • XvierX

    “The service is limited to just Galaxy devices from Samsung, so if you were hoping to get in on the musical fun on any other OEM’s device, you are out of luck.”

    • brkshr

      You can use it on any device with a build.prop edit if you’re rooted.

      I still wouldn’t install it, out of spite for the exclusive crap

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Not compatible on my Nexus 5

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Says it’s not compatible on my G2 or Moto X…

    • Cyber Jethro

      Apparently, it’s only for Samsung phones.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Just noticed that, damn!

        • Cyber Jethro

          Somebody might post up the .apk on XDA forums.

  • AbbyZFresh

    This looks quite nice and it even works well for me. Looks like Tizen might have a chance after all.

    This is where Google needs to improve All-Access all the way.

  • lwc

    Impressed with it and it’s only been 5 minutes. Love the interface and the feel of the old radio dial.

  • bk

    I don’t quite get Samsung’s rationale in entering an already crowded field here. But I’d love to see it drive down the price of Google Play Music All Access, which I’ve been meaning to try but can’t quite stomach the cost.

    • Tony G.

      samsung is positioning itself and getting their own suite of apps similar to what google offers now before moving away from google/android. my only guess. probably wrong

      • bk

        Could be.

      • Intellectua1

        They just signed a 10 year patent deal.. Sammy isnt going anywhere

        • hot_spare

          What does patents license got to do with service offerings for a different OS??
          BTW, Samsung owns tons of more patents than Google.

          • Elliot Kotis

            ….I wouldnt think so.

    • AbbyZFresh

      You have no idea how many people are invested in the Samsung ecosystem despite the Play Store being on the Galaxy do you?

      Samsung’s simply developing their content before saying goodbye to Google.

      • Adrynalyne

        You have no idea how many people get their apps from the play store, do you?

    • Sporttster

      It isn’t competition for Google Music, really. It’s more competition for Pandora. Can’t share what you’re listening to, no thumbs up, only FF 6 times a hour, no replaying, no EQ has reg quality and high quality modes. It’s pretty limited compared to Google music.

  • burkett375

    best name ever for a music app.