The default music app on Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will be Google Play Music.
That’s a boring judgment that has a lot of stress for the biggest Android phone builder in the world.
The pierce shows Samsung is finally starting to comprehend that its homegrown program is not up to tinge compared to the glorious apps and services Google already offers with every Android phone. It was my biggest censure with the Galaxy S8 and one of the pivotal reasons we consider the iPhone still has a slight corner over Samsung’s latest device.
Samsung likes differentiating its Android phones by make-up them with additional facilities on top of Android. That customarily means a lot of Samsung apps that do the same thing as Google apps for customary things like calendar, email, and web browsing. But instead of holding another gash at music streaming (Samsung tried and unsuccessful once on a time with something called Milk Music), Samsung done the smart pierce and partnered with Google.
Play Music lets you bucket up your unchanging MP3 files to your phone and stream music from all the major labels for $9.99 per month. It’s the Google homogeneous of Spotify or Apple Music and it’s flattering good.
Samsung users will get some additional bonuses. On top of a free 3 months of the streaming service, you’ll be means to upload 100,000 of the music files you own to the cloud and stream them back to any device. (Google Play customarily limits you to 50,000 songs.)
Android is good on its own but modifications from Samsung, and the company is solemnly training that lesson. This is a good first step by both Samsung. Hopefully it follows fit with other facilities like selecting Google Assistant over its own Bixby assistant.
The understanding is good for Google Play Music too. Although Google hasn’t disclosed subscriber numbers, Play Music is generally deliberate to be much smaller than Apple Music and Spotify, which any have tens of millions of paid users. Getting top container as the default music app on what will likely be the many renouned Android phone this year could give Play Music a good boost.
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