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Samsung Galaxy S8 chooses Google Play as default music player

Google and Samsung partner again

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Earlier this morning Google Play Music and Samsung announced a new partnership in conjunction with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Beginning today, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music streaming service on new Samsung phones and tablets globally. With today’s announcement, the company also confirmed that customers will get a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, when they purchase a new Samsung phone or tablet. Customers will also be able to upload and stream up to 100,000 of their own songs to Google Play Music for free. This is twice as much storage capacity offered exclusively to Samsung customers (Google Play Music offers free storage and playback of up to 50,000 songs from your personal collection).

This will compete with Apple Music, and Amazon’s own streaming service on Amazon devices. Google Play will also be collaborating with Samsung to create special features in Google Play Music just for Samsung customers.

With a subscription, you’ll get ad-free and on-demand access to more than 40 million songs and thousands of playlists tailored for any mood or occasion. You’ll also get access to YouTube Red (where available), so you can enjoy all of your favorite videos with no ads. Google Play Music will also work with Bixby, Samsung’s new intelligent interface, when it launches later this spring. Subscribers will be able to ask Bixby to play their favorite song or music for dancing and it’ll start playing on Google Play Music instantly. Of course you can’t test it until Bixby finally launches.

Elias Roman, Lead Product Manager, Google Play Music stated, “We’re thrilled to bring this special version of Google Play Music to Samsung customers anywhere, and we look forward to bringing the best music experience to your Samsung device. Together, we’re committed to delivering the perfect soundtrack to make your everyday moments better.”