• Thu. Jun 23rd, 2022

Google Play Music will be the default music player on Samsung Galaxy S8


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The Samsung Galaxy S8.

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The default music app on Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will be Google Play Music.

It’s a boring phrase that makes a lot of sense to the world’s biggest Android phone maker.

The move shows that Samsung is finally starting to realize that its in-house software falls short of the great apps and services Google already offers with every Android phone. This was my biggest complaint with the Galaxy S8 and one of the main reasons I think the iPhone still has a slight edge over Samsung’s latest device.

Samsung likes to differentiate its Android phones by giving them additional features besides Android. This usually means that a lot of Samsung apps do the same as Google apps do for standard things like calendar, email, and web browsing. But instead of taking another hit at the music


Diffusion

(Samsung once tried and failed with something called Milk Music) Samsung made the right choice and partnered with Google.

Play Music lets you load your regular MP3 files to your phone and stream music from all the major labels for $ 9.99 per month. It’s the Google equivalent of Spotify or Apple Music and it’s pretty good.

Samsung users will receive additional bonuses. In addition to the streaming service’s three free months, you’ll be able to download 100,000 of the music files you own from the cloud and stream them to any device. (Google Play usually limits you to 50,000 songs.)

Android is great on its own without modifications from Samsung, and the company is slowly learning this lesson. This is a great first step for Samsung. Hope this follows other features like choice


Google assistant

on its own Bixby assistant.

The deal is also good for Google Play Music. Although Google has not disclosed the number of subscribers, Play Music is generally considered to be much smaller than Apple Music and Spotify, which each have tens of millions of paying users. Getting the best location as the default music app on what will likely be the most popular Android phone this year could give Play Music a big boost.

In addition to the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s partnership with Google Play Music extends beyond the Galaxy S8 and applies to all new Samsung phones and tablets around the world, including older phones like the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S7.