Samsung Australia has announced, that after 14 months of service in Australia, and only a mere 5 months after launching the premium version of Milk Music, their streaming music service, the service will halt in April.
Subscribers are being sent an email advising of the closure of the service, effective as of the 28th of April. Customers will no longer be able to stream or play downloaded tracks after this date.
Premium customers paying the monthly subscription fee for the service will see their payments halted effective March 21st.
There is a small rainbow for Samsung Milk Music customers, with Samsung offering a 3-month subscription to Google Play Music’s streaming service, which has access to over 35 million tracks. The offer has limitations though, it’s only available to customers who aren’t already subscribing to, or have used a free trial of the service in the last 12 months – and you have to have a Google account to use it.
The service was seemingly quite popular, though it was limited to owners of Samsung devices, so very likely didn’t gain the traction it required to really take off.
If you’re a Samsung Milk Music customer, it’s time to switch, you can take up Google Play Music on their offer, or even try Spotify who are also offering a cheap 3-month trial for just $0.99.