Samsung took a plunge into the music-streaming fray with its own US-only internet radio service Milk Music in March — which was free and without ads. Now that could change though, as the Milk Music Google Play app has just been updated to introduce a premium-tier offering, as reported by Android Police.
UPDATE: Samsung tells TNW that ad-free listening will still continue on both the free and premium versions of Milk Music — what you’re paying $3.99 for is offline listening and unlimited song skips. It also revealed that Milk Music has passed three million downloads. See the company’s full statement at the bottom of this post.
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Milk Premium costs $3.99 per month — similar to that of Slacker, the music service that Samsung partnered with to launch Milk Music. The paid-for tier lets you listen to radio stations even without being connected to the internet, skip songs for an unlimited number of times, switch off DJ commentary, and pause the app automatically with Sleep Timer.
We spotted back in April that Samsung was making plans for a premium Milk Music offering, and at the same time, roll out ads on the free version. Samsung, however, has clarified that won’t be happening… for now.
Here’s Samsung’s statement in full.
With over 3M downloads, we’re always looking at ways to enhance Milk Music with new features and exclusive content that make music discovery and personalized listening an enriching experience for our consumers.
Today, we’ve introduced offline listening and unlimited song skips as part of our Milk Music premium subscription offering. Ad-free listening is offered on the free and premium versions of Milk Music.
➤ Milk Music: Google Play
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