Best Milk Music Alternatives for the Samsung Galaxy

Milk Music is defunct, but you can still stream music on your device

Samsung's Milk Music service was designed in 2014 to be a music-streaming competitor for the likes of Pandora and Spotify, with user-defined radio stations and playlists. Initially, Milk Music was available only to Samsung Galaxy mobile device users, but its reach was later expanded to Samsung smart TV owners and anyone online.

Samsung shut down Milk Music in 2016 after the service failed to catch on, but the music is still playing for Samsung Galaxy device owners. Here's a look at some streaming music alternatives to Samsung's Milk Music.

Milk Music was free, but had a Premium tier to which users could upgrade. Unfortunately for Samsung, few users upgraded to Premium, which hastened the service's demise.

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Samsung Music

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What We Like
  • Supports playback of various sound formats.

  • Works with Samsung smart devices.

  • Integrates with Spotify.

  • Manage song lists by category.

What We Don't Like
  • Asks for additional permissions, such as access to contacts.

Samsung Music is the direct descendant of Milk Music. It's a streaming service that's optimized for Samsung Android mobile devices. It also syncs with your Spotify account for a seamless, comprehensive music experience.

Samsung Music is compatible with Samsung mobile devices running Android 5.0 and up.

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Spotify

Spotify Music Service running on multiple platforms.
What We Like
  • Effortless integration with Samsung devices.

  • Prompt access to newly released songs.

  • Discover Weekly playlist is based on a user's listening habits.

  • Song library has more than 50 million titles.

  • Curated playlists.

What We Don't Like
  • Free accounts have ads.

  • No live programming.

Spotify is deeply engaged in the Samsung ecosystem, becoming Samsung's "go-to music provider" in 2018. When you link Spotify to your Samsung account, log in and play music across all your Samsung Galaxy devices as well as smartwatches, smart TVs, and more. Spotify also integrates with Bixby.

Spotify offers a slew of different subscription options, ranging from free to Premium levels.

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Pandora Radio

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What We Like
  • Create stations based on favorite artists, songs, or genres.

  • Train Pandora on music selections.

  • Highly accurate algorithm predicts what music users like with accuracy.

What We Don't Like
  • Frequent ads in free plan.

  • Only available for Android devices in the U.S.

Pandora is another music-streaming option for your Samsung Galaxy device, offering a personalized listening experience that evolves along with your music preferences. Create stations based on your favorite songs, artists, or genres, and even find recommendations based on your mood or activity.

Pandora requires Android 7.0 and is available only for listeners within the United States.

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iHeartRadio

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What We Like
  • Live radio 24/7.

  • Custom radio stations based on a favorite artist or band.

  • Podcast library.

  • Sections for artist bios, news, and events.

What We Don't Like
  • Paid subscription required for unlimited song skips and on-demand play.

  • No live programming.

If you want to stream live radio to your Samsung Galaxy device, consider the iHeartRadio app for Android. Stream unlimited music, thousands of live radio stations, podcasts, and playlists for any mood or activity,

To use the iHeartRadio app for Android, you'll need a device running Android 5.0 or higher with Bluetooth capability. You'll need to have an active Wi-Fi or mobile data connection to listen to live radio and music.

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Pulsar Music Player

Pulsar Music Player
What We Like
  • Beautiful user interface.

  • Listen offline.

  • Displays lyrics.

  • Developed specifically for Android.

What We Don't Like
  • Users report bugs that cause the app to jump to the next song.

Another music option for your Samsung Galaxy device is the Pulsar music player, which is designed specifically for Android devices. Browse music by album, artist, genre, and folder, and enjoy gapless playback and quick searches.

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