Samsung has taken up part of the responsibility of further popularizing Google Play Music. Samsung and Google have announced a new alliance which will make Google Music Player as Samsung’s default music player and music provider.
This change will come into affect worldwide on all of Samsung’s new phones and tablets, beginning with the launch of the most awaited Galaxy S8 and S8+. Besides this, Samsung users will also have the benefit of uploading as much as 100,000 of their own songs to Google Play Music completely free of cost.
This is exactly double the count of storage capacity which is generally offered. Google Play Music presently offers a payback and storage of up to 50,000 songs from users collection.
And as the deal is now a success, Samsung smartphones and tablets will come loaded with a three-month trial of Google Play Music. The subscription will offer plans similar to its arch rivals like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora Premium, and others, which will include ad free track playing, access to more than 40 million songs on demand along with curated playlists. The subscription will also allow the users to access YouTube Red for streaming ad-free videos across YouTube.
Google has also issued a surety that this service will also be compatible with Bixby, Samsung’s very own personal assistant software which will roll out later this spring. Which means, you may now communicate the assistant to play your favorite track or a genre of music.
This partnership is the aftermath of Samsung’s decision to move away from the music business last fall, when it closed its music service, Milk Music, after it failed to gain any momentum. It was rumored that the company was also eyeing on acquiring Jay Z’s Tidal music service, however, it declined on this subject later.
However, announcing the closure of Milk Music, Samsung did hint at the possibility of a deal we saw today, saying that it had “made the strategic decision to invest in a partner model focused on seamlessly integrating the best music services available today into our family of Galaxy devices.”