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Google Play Music will be the default music app on all new Samsung phones and tablets starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is thanks to Samsung and Google doing a deal which benefits both companies. Thankfully, you benefit too, that is if you own a new Samsung device.
All new Samsung phones and tablets will now feature Google Play Music as their default music app. The Samsung Music app will still be available, but only as a download. For all intents and purposes, Samsung is pushing Google Play Music as the only music app you’ll ever need to use.
The Benefits of Teaming Up With Google
Samsung owners will get three distinct benefits over everyone else using Google Play Music:
The first is the chance to upload 100,000 tracks to Google Play Music. Everyone else is limited to “just” 50,000 tracks. 100,000 tracks should be enough to accommodate most people’s music collections.
The second is a free three-month trial to the paid version of Google Play Music. This gives you ad-free, on-demand access to 40 million songs and curated playlists. YouTube Red is thrown in for good measure.
The third is support for Bixby, Samsung’s new Siri-alike personal assistant. Once Bixby becomes available to the public you’ll be able to play songs through Google Play Music using voice commands.
A Win-Win-Win for Everyone Concerned
This would appear to be a win-win-win for everyone concerned. Samsung gets an enhanced version of Google Play Music which could tempt more people into buying one of its devices. Google gets its app placed front-and-center on the leading Android handset manufacturer. And we the people get extra storage, a free trial, and an extra way of playing our music on the go.
Do you own a Samsung device? If so, are you pleased to see Google Play Music being used as the default music app? If not, will the extra storage capacity, free trial, and Bixby integration make you more likely to buy a Samsung device? Please let us know in the comments below!