Samsung has launched its new Milk Music streaming radio service for Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S5 due for release in April.
The service, which is available for free on Google Play, has 200 ad-free, genre-based stations. By default, Milk offers nine channels of the most popular genres’ stations, though you’ll be able to switch these in and out to your liking.
No account creation or log-in is required for the service. Milk aims to help users discover new music with “significantly fewer repeats,” though you can only skip songs up to six times an hour per station.
At the moment, the service is currently only available in the US, and you’ll need to be online to listen – there’s no option for offline caching.
Though the service is currently free and ad-free, Samsung will be re-evaluating the ad-free model over time and may later introduce ads.
A ‘Spotlight’ feature will allow users to listen to playlists curated by “music tastemakers and influencers,” and you’ll be able to build your own station as well, choosing from a library of 13 million songs. The app also stores a list of the last 500 songs you listened to.
Samsung will soon be offering unique music programming from top-selling and emerging music artists through Milk Music exclusively.