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Video: A Tour of Samsung’s Milk Music

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Earlier today, Samsung announced a new streaming music service called Milk Music. All lactation jokes aside, the service turned out to be something all Galaxy owners should probably take a look at. It’s free. There is no registration or setup. And you can be listening to its over 200 genres (stations) and 13 million songs in a matter of seconds upon first launch. Of course, you have to have a Galaxy device to access it legitimately, but that shouldn’t be a problem since there are millions upon millions of you out there. 

The service features a dual-radio dial setup that allows you to quickly change genres or go station by station to find music for your current mood. You can customize the dial to show only select types of genres (up to 9) and even customize radio stations by artist or song to be added to the dial. You can manage stations, add multiple artists to a station, view a history of your played music, and adjust stations to play songs depending on how new or old they are, how popular or indie they are, and if they are your favorites.

It’s bare bones, yet fully featured. And again, it’s free. Plus, the app is built quite nicely.

Milk Music, even with its silly name, is completely worth a look if you have a Galaxy device.

  • Memoriesheld

    I have a Galaxy Tab and when I attempted to install the app, i was told It is incompatible with my device. ???

    • jboogie1289

      Me too and I’m using the Note 3. Interesting…….

  • Quint

    I was pleasantly surprised by the Milk app. On one of the stations i created, I have yet to skip a song. AWESOME.

  • David

    Disappointing that Samsung has decided not to support installation on Galaxy Nexus. Any idea why not?

  • bob

    Still not letting me use the app. I’m in LA and it says it’s not available in your area. WTF!

  • John T. Wildman

    Actually a nice app…very polished

  • Andrew T Roach

    Love the iOS 7 Font and Translucency. Granted that’s all part of Slacker Radio since they make for both platforms. Still its odd that an app made specifically for Samsung doesn’t follow their TouchWiz software’s design language. At all.

    • WitnessG

      Hopefully, its the direction that they take TouchWiz. GUI is superb.

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    Not very easy to find…

    • WitnessG

      That is strange. It was the 2nd option for me when I searched “Samsung milk”. Are you outside the US, because this is US only.

  • gishbailey

    Galaxy Nexus is not compatible.

  • DJyoSNOW

    HOW DARE YOU UNCHECK ;DANCE

  • Aaron Rossman

    I wish they would have come out with a version that you can pay for unlimited skips. I like it mainly for its speed. It’s actually kind of blowing my mind how incredibly fast it switches between songs, even on a crappy 3G connection. I love the music selection that slacker provides, I’ve been a customer of theirs for years…I just wish their app would work better. Kudos on this app samsung.

  • Alex Hutchins

    Why the hell are we discussing milk proteins?

  • Rand Paul 2016

    Or you can use adblock plus and have no ads on pandora for free, maybe slacker too.

    • Chris

      ads are one thing. its the features of the premium subscriptions that sells it.

  • fizdog

    Think I’ll stick with Pandora and the xposed module that gets rid of ads and gives me unlimited skips

  • Rand Paul 2016

    Does it work on the GALAXY nexus?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Heh, I would bet not. Dammit, lies, Samsung!

      • tvBilly

        Works just fine on my (Rooted) Galaxy Nexus. Side loaded the apk (as a standard user app, not a system app) with Root Explorer. Haven’t tried to “sign in” with Samsung though. No need to alter the build.prop either (so root shouldn’t be needed, just the ability to side load an app).

  • tu3218

    You guys think this will get ported? Not sure how restricted it is to Galaxy devices and if that’s tough to crack.

  • Ray

    Kellen your videos have come a long way over the years great job. Not like they sucked or anything before but you have improved!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Thanks! Definitely trying to work on them.

      • LionStone

        yep lookin good! I do miss that trippy intro you used to do though…

  • Zain Kalwani

    Kid Ink! Yes! But this looks pretty cool.

  • Gue2

    Nice overview but you forgot to show off the active notification widget and the automatic lockscreen widget (that only shows when playing music).

  • badabundz

    thats weird it wont let me install the app…. i have an s4 btw

  • droid army

    suck milk

  • HitokiriX

    Milk… Milky Way… Galaxy…. at least that was my initial assumption

  • Dustin Casper

    Cool, just as I leave Samsung for LG they release something I would rock the SH*T out of. Hopefully it gets ported soon.

    • Tim242

      It’s just a skinned Slacker. Ads are coming soon.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Wishful thinking stop dreaming.

        • Tim242

          Richard, I am as big of a Samsung fan as you. But it is a fact that this is powered by Slacker and the fine print says ad free is for a limited time.

          • Richard Yarrell

            We will find out how long a limited time is. Guess Samsung controls that time amount I would imagine.

          • squiddy20

            And here’s yet another example of you being incredibly stupid/obtuse. Won’t even admit you were wrong.

    • grumpyfuzz

      You can get it if you edit build.prop, which requires root.

  • MichaelFranz

    btw…nice video @Kellex like the nice HD quality and such

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Thanks!

  • MichaelFranz

    not gonna lie, i kinda like it. now if they had a way to play from one of your cloud services (gogole music) that would be great

  • Tim242

    This is powered by Slacker. Ad-free is for a limited time. You can have Slacker Plus for $4/month. That gives you no ads, and unlimited skips

    • Richard Yarrell

      We shall find out how long this will be free. I probably will be free for a long while I wouldn’t worry to much about that.

      • squiddy20

        And just how long is “a long while”? Care to make a prediction O Magical Dick? Oh, that’s right, most of your “predictions” never came true.
        Evo 3D and Galaxy Nexus release dates. Evo 3D being Sprint’s “flagship phone well into 2012″. The Galaxy Nexus being Verizon’s flagship device. Samsung selling over 50 million Note 3′s.
        Oh, and who could forget the ridiculous claims! Like how rooting was for “2plus year old devices” despite you owning an Evo 4G at the time. Or how about how claimed for 2 whole months to be “looking into” rooting your Gnex several months later. Or how about the time you claimed the processor in the HTC Sensation was “crappier” than the one found in your “legendary” Evo 3D, even after proof was shoved in your ignorant, grubby face that they were the exact same SoC?

    • Chris

      if so thats good. Slacker needs more love….

      • Tim242

        I have been using Slacker for years

    • WitnessG

      I hope this stays ad-free for awhile, one of the perks of this app.

  • Richard Yarrell

    One thing is for sure this pimp slaps Spotify, Pandora, and Google’s famed music application so easily It’s comical.

    Samsung is always showing the way to something their users can always enjoy. 

    • Tim242

      It is powered by Slacker. Good thing you didn’t include them in your list : )

    • DC_Guy

      How much does Samsung pay you? Because you certainly promote them like it’s your job.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Don’t hate lulu appreciate. Not even you Samsung haters can ruin a great application.

        • squiddy20

          Who (or what) is “lulu”? Seriously, could you be any more illiterate?
          Dude, 13 year olds say that “don’t hate, appreciate” crap. Time to grow up little Dicky.

    • Shane Redman

      You had me till you said “Google’s”….GPAAM is probably the best money I spend on entertainment.

      • HitokiriX

        Agreed.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Shut up, Richard.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Don’t you look great in this picture. Looking like the idiot you are. Keep up the great work BOZO.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          Ultimate burn! You are the insult master!

          Keep trying.

          • squiddy20

            What did he post? Either he deleted it, or the mods did.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            He wrote :

            “Don’t you look great in this picture. Looking like the idiot you are. Keep up the great work BOZO.”

            The photo he posted with the comment was of a toothless disheveled looking individual. I’m not sure who took the comment down.

          • squiddy20

            Let me guess, was it the same image he used in another comment on this very article: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/03/07/video-a-tour-of-samsungs-milk-err-new-streaming-music-service/#comment-1275969417 ? If so, he’s been using the same image for the past 2 weeks claiming it’s me. If a mod took it down, I’m just perplexed as to why that one got taken down, but the other stayed up.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Nope, wasn’t that picture. It was something along those lines but this person in the picture wasn’t photoshopped in any way. I really don’t know why one comment was taken down but not the other.

          • Heisenberg

            Dude what did he write? I’m really curious now…

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Read the comment above.

    • Denvertoad

      I was skeptical about this but damm it’s really good. I’ve subscribed to GPAAM since day one. It’s good, really good. The ability to pin songs is fantastic. But the interface is gludgy and half-hearted. If Milk stays free, it’s going to give All Access a run. Between this and a Note 3 phone world is golden today.

    • T4rd

      I have a Note 2 that I love, but your posts make me want to absolutely destroy it and buy an iPhone.

    • squiddy20

      “Samsung is always showing the way to something their users can always enjoy.” Yep, the same basic designs year in and year out; bloat, bloat and more bloat; and excessively highly speced devices just to maintain a good user experience (no lag), when all they really have to do is optimize their code and/or how the device works (a la Moto X).

    • Andrew T Roach

      Looks just like a ported iOS 7 app bro. Matches the font and translucency perfectly. Fear for your soul.

    • WitnessG

      I can actually agree with this. The UI is simply fantastic. I will still use Google Play Music for all the music that I have stored on the device and I will use Milk for my radio.

  • The Narrator

    Milk. ..ing devices. At least it’s removable bloat.

  • Josh Clarence

    They really couldn’t come up with a better name than milk?

  • Thomas

    I freakin’ love this app !!!

    • Tim242

      Milk…ewww. See below.

      • Richard Yarrell

        This is your boy @Squiddy20. Look how despicable he looks after all these years of trolling the internet.

        • Tim242

          I hope you weren’t saying that I am squiddy, or that he’s my boy haha. I’m on your teams…Samsung and boys.

        • Ray

          Your my favorite Troll D$ick…cough cough i mean Richard

        • squiddy20

          1. It’s sad that you claim I am the “troll”, and in the same breath, post this childish crap. You clearly do not know the meaning of the word, nor are you a “real man” like you have previously claimed. Seriously, this crap is something I’d expect from elementary school kids, not a grown-ass man. Act your age.
          2. It is quite clear you found that picture on the Internet. It is nothing more than a chimp’s eyes and teeth, superimposed on a fat man’s head with pigtails. Seriously, try harder.
          3. Yet another example of how boring and unoriginal you are. You’ve used this picture for the past 2 weeks on at least a dozen posts (can anyone say “you have no life”?). Same image, and basically the same text. Woop-de-freaking-da.

      • T4rd

        If you don’t grow or manufacture your own food and buy anything in a package, you’re pretty much consuming all that anyways. Oh how do we LIVE?!?! =p *Sips on Ovaltine*

        I’ll bet you’re a paranoid germaphobe too. (If you actually believe this that pic)

        • Tim242

          I buy everything organic, whenever possible. I don’t eat meat or dairy, so I don’t get animal puss or antibiotics : )

          • Caleb Boerner

            Wow! aren’t you a hero!

          • T4rd

            Of course you do..

          • The Narrator

            So, you have no muscles. What’s the point in living? /s

          • Tim242

            I’m glad I noticed the /s. I was about to light into you about protein sources : )

          • The Narrator

            Must eat a lot of veggies, or chicken. I suppose

          • Tim242

            Here ya go : )

          • Rand Paul 2016

            Here’s another option for you.

            http://www.vice.com/motherboard/life-after-food

          • Collin Chapin

            That sounds terrible.

          • michael arazan

            What about oberweiss? No growth hormones, grass fed, open fields.

            Also my brother just started buying milk from a local farmer who milks her own cattle with non growth hormones and is unpasteurized, she won’t even sell milk from her cows if they are sick or had to undergo an antibiotics to get better, it’s illegal here to sell unpasteurized but the real deal, most flavorful milk I ever tasted too.

          • niuguy

            Except Oberweiss himself is an ass.

      • Caleb Boerner

        Dude, give your stupid anti-milk propaganda a rest. The information in your picture is complete BS and posting it multiple times isn’t going to make it true. Casein is absolutely NOT toxic to humans, and there is zero clinical evidence linking it to any of the diseases listed in your picture.

        • Tim242

          There is a huge clinical study about it. The largest clinical study ever. It’s called “The China Study”. Look it up

          • Caleb Boerner

            Haha “The China Study” is not a clinical study you moron, it is a diet book sold for profit by a vegan nutritionist. And not only that it has been widely criticized for being rife with misinformation. Largest clinical study ever….Bwahahaha!

          • Tim242

            Here ya go.

          • michael arazan

            I’ve seen puppies and kittens drinking off each others milk and pigs, I’ve seen fawn and dogs drinking milk from a cow. I have seen it naturally other species feeding other species of milk naturally before here in MO

          • MilkMoustache

            Cats drink the milk of other mammals, and dogs, and.. just about every other mammal, given the opportunity.

          • Cory_S

            We are also the only mammal on the planet that builds spaceships…I don’t see your point.

          • Tim242

            That is nothing more than a deflection. Milk is produced during and following pregnancy for infants. It is not meant to be consumed past that. Cow milk has double the caseine, 10 times the growth hormone, puss, blood, high fat content, and antibiotics. It has high casein and fat to turn a calf into a cow in 45 days. Let that sink in. Cow milk is not healthy for human consumption…period.

          • Tim242

            Yes, it was a clinical study done by doctors.

          • Caleb Boerner

            I believe what you are referring to is the “China-Cornell-Oxford Project” which was a clinical study of nutrition and disease rates among different localized Chinese populations in the 1970′s. That study has since been widely discredited for not having taken into account any genetic factors beyond simple geneology, or any enviromental factors, and using a very small data sample of subjects. But hey, feel free to base all of your ideas off of flawed 40 year old studies that snake oil salesmen bastardize for profit.

          • Tim242

            What about the dairy farmers that have nothing to gain but profit? Put everything aside and use common sense. Why should we be consuming a liquid that is meant to double a cow’s size in 45 days, that is full of puss, and has to have antibiotics to make it drinkable for humans???????

          • Caleb Boerner

            Then you shouldn’t eat grains or vegetables either, they too are grown for profit by farmers. And yes there are trace amounts of pus and blood that can be found in milk, but there are stringent regulations placed on the amounts of such things that can be in milk and still have it be used for human consumption. The use of antibiotics in the large scale commercial cattle and dairy industry is a whole other issue, and one that I likely agree with your stance on, but for reasons that have been proven impirically. As to why we should consume a liquid meant for the growth of infant cows, it’s because it is an easily obtainable and calorie dense source of protien and calcium, that supplements the diets of litterally billions of under nourished people world wide.

          • Tim242

            I dont have a problem with farmers making profits. I was pointing out to you that dairy farners are a lot more about profit than doctors doing a study. The dairy farmers have a lot more to lose. Almond milk is just as obtainable. It has more Vitamin D and Calcium than Cow’s milk. They are both fortified. There are plenty other forms of protein. Everything has protein. If you aren’t eating a diet of junk food, then you get plenty of protein.

          • Caleb Boerner

            No, everything does not have protien. Things like nuts and legumes are a protien rich non animal product, but leafy greens and fruits have almost zero protien. Almond milk may be a perfectly fine alternative to animal milk in the first world, but the largescale production of almonds and the processing required to create a volume of almond milk high enough to meet demand in places such as India is just not feesible. Also I would like to point out that you earlier said that antibiotics are required for humans to be able to ingest milk. That is simply untrue. The widespread use of antibiotics in large scale cattle and dairy farming is due to the fact that the number of animals in a given heard is too large for individual animals to be examined regularly for signs of disease and the close proximity of the animals within the heard would cause disease to spead very quickly throughout the entire heard before individual sick animals can be quarantined. This is an issue with the scaling of our food production, where a few extremely large farms control the majority of our meat production. This I agree should change back to smaller scale locally sourced farms, and I indeed buy nearly all of my meat from such farmers.

          • Tim242

            The reason for antibiotics is to kill the bacteria, mostly caused by the infection they get from being commercially milked by machines. That’s why you have blood and puss present.

          • Caleb Boerner

            No, that is not the reason for antibiotics, I just told you the reason for antibiotic use in large commercial herds. And yes the commercial milking by machine can cause an increase in the amount of blood and pus present within milk, but it will be there in some amount regardlesss. Blood and pus are present in small amounts even in human breast milk, it’s the way it is. Anyway, I’m done with this. Viva Andriod, Viva Nexus and F Sammy!

          • Cameron Laudick

            doctors have agendas or they just dont know… i work with plenty. you are better off doing your own research among a bunch studies/doctors than trusting what one, two or five doctors

          • Cameron Laudick

            and i do not eat meat or dairy

          • Tim242

            The dairy industry has a much bigger agenda. Common sense goes a long way. Cow’s milk is meant for calves to double their size in 45 days. It is not meant to be commercially taken and fed to humans. It is full of puss and blood. Not to mention, the antibiotics needed to kill the bacteria from their infections. Casein has been shown to increase cancer. Milk is not meant to be consumed as an adult, much less that of another species.

      • The Narrator

        You do realize people have been drinking Casein protein shakes for years and haven’t died…hmm

        Time to go prepare mine.

        • Tim242

          People are dying…of cancer. “The China Study”

      • Rand Paul 2016

        I stick to soy milk, good stuff. You should bring up aspartame causes cancer too. There’s another study about a town in china about where aspartame occurs naturally and half the place has cancer and the other half has really low IQ’s

      • Dominick White

        O god, you’re one of those people

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        All natural.

        • Tim242

          Oh puke haha