Samsung this morning announced that their Milk Music streaming service is now available in Australia as an exclusive for owners of Samsung devices.
The service, powered by Slacker, offers free access to a large number of streaming radio stations and its dial-based interface allows you to fine-tune your preferences within a number of categories. There are also Spotlight stations that feature trending and specially-curated music playlists. Of interest to us locally will be the addition of the “Australian” section on the dial, offering Pop, Electronic, Indigenous, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, 80’s and more.
The app can be downloaded from either Google Play or Samsung’s own Galaxy Apps store. Settings and listening preferences are synced through your Samsung account, but it doesn’t require one to use. There’s a fairly relaxed list of devices – basically anything newer than a Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 4 and the Gear S can get in on the action.
Milk is free to download and use, but a “Premium” $3.99/month subscription tier was added in the US in the middle of 2014. Premium subscriptions allow you to skip songs as often as you like, download music for offline playback and more. Samsung’s made no mention made of the Premium service tier in relation to the Australian launch, though.
Are you checking out Milk Music? Tell us what you think of the new service in the comments.