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Samsung Milk Music launches in Australia for Galaxy devices

After launching in the States, Milk Music has made its way down under, offering free radio-style music streaming across multiple Samsung Galaxy mobile devices.

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The Milk Music app works across Samsung Galaxy devices. Samsung

A little over two months after retiring Music Hub in Australia, Samsung has announced the local launch of the radio-style Milk Music streaming service for Samsung mobile devices.

Australia is one of the first countries outside the US to get the genre-based music service, which features more than 150 curated stations centred on specific categories of music such as hip hop, electronic or jazz.

There's also a Spotlight section that features trending stations, as well as stations curated by specific artists and what Samsung calls "music influencers".

The entire app is centred on a single dial interface, reminiscent of an old radio tuner, which allows users to 'Quick Tune' between different genres and then 'Slow Tune' within that genre to hear different tracks. The app can also be customised to play more or less new, popular and favourite music, based on a sliding scale.

These preferences can be saved across multiple Samsung devices, though you'll need a Samsung Account log-in to access that feature. Otherwise, Milk Music doesn't require a log-in and is free to download, but unlike the US version, you will encounter some ads.

The app has been available in the States for some time, and it made the leap across to wearables and TV in that region in September last year. Milk Music will also be available on the Gear S wearable in Australia from launch, but there's no talk of TV just yet.

That said, it's on a range of "compatible" Galaxy smartphones and tablets from today, with Samsung providing the following list of devices as a guide:

  • Galaxy S III
  • Galaxy S 4
  • Galaxy S 5
  • Galaxy Note II
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy Tab 4
  • Galaxy Tab S
  • Galaxy Note Pro
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Galaxy Gear S

Milk Music is available to download from both Google Play and Samsung's Galaxy Apps store.