Google Play Music was already the default music player on the Galaxy S8, and now, it has come up with an exclusive feature for Samsung’s latest flagships. The new feature called New Release Radio, as the name suggests, offers the latest music releases and is customized per the user’s choice. The list is updated daily with new titles.
Strengthening bond between Google and Samsung
In 2014, the Korean firm came up with its own digital music service called Milk Music, which worked similar to Pandora’s personal radio service. However, Samsung’s service failed to get much traction and was not able to compete with other on-demand services like Apple Music and Spotify. Though Samsung tried its best to keep the service alive with the acquisition of Tidal, it eventually closed it altogether in September 2016 to focus on its core services, notes Variety.
At that time, the Korean firm made its intentions of partnering with other music services clear, and now we know Google is that partner. Samsung and Google initially came together in April, making Google Play Music the default player on Samsung’s flagship. Now with this exclusive feature, the search giant is working to strengthen the bond.
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