by Jules Wang | September 23, 2016 1:38 PM
Samsung is simply not interested in maintaining a streaming music service. And so, yesterday saw the end of Milk Music. The end of Milk Music was announced more than a month ago and its sibling service, Milk Video, was also shuttered after a year. It seems that Samsung's hopes of garnering a multimedia audience exclusive to its Galaxy device lineup and, thus, deriving revenue from that audience has officially foundered. Milk Music users are being redirected to Slacker Radio, the app that Samsung based Milk on. Source: Samsung Via: PhoneArena
by Jules Wang | August 20, 2016 6:46 PM
Milk Video wasn't a winning fighter in serving up interesting, curated, well-produced video. Just because Samsung's the top mobile device producer in the world doesn't mean it can lay down its own multimedia platform down. That's especially when its customers consider everyone else just plain better. The same may go for streaming music as Samsung has announced that its Milk Music service will be sunset on September 22. The company's suggested fall back option? Slacker, the service Milk was based on. "We believe that working with partners will accelerate innovation, enhance device sales and ...
by Jules Wang | March 7, 2016 8:53 PM
Was it to be a sea change for Milk Music or just an expiration date? After initiating the shutdown of its in-house streaming music service, Samsung told Variety that "The rumor of Samsung acquiring Tidal is not true." That streaming music service, owned by Jay Z, has been growing with exclusives and early releases from Kanye West, Rihanna and Erykah Badu. It was said to be in Samsung's eyes for acquisition after Jay Z met with some of the chaebol's executives back in October. Thing is, Tidal hasn't been making the money it's needed. And, surprisingly, so hasn't Samsung in its media ...
by Stephen Schenck | March 4, 2016 6:49 PM
Time moves fast in the mobile world, and building something that lasts can prove to be incredibly difficult: just look at the news we got tonight about Meerkat, as the one-year-old service owns up to its failings and plans a dramatic reinvention in the hopes of staying in business. Even services with industry giants behind them are vulnerable to this pressure, like how we saw Samsung pull the plug on Milk Video last fall, itself just a year old at the time. That must have hurt Samsung's media plans, but at least the company still had other Milk offerings – like the still-in-business ...
by Jules Wang | September 29, 2015 12:00 AM
It seems like mid-November is going to be the saddest time of the year for media apps. Zune services are about to cease to exist on their own. Apple Music is having a little trouble itself right now, so who knows whether or not the fall numbers will treat it right. It was around that time last year that Samsung was sued for its Milk-branded user-centric media efforts. The chaebol has been trying to get its strategy right with its Milk Music service and the live broadcast feature on its new devices. We're now learning that Milk Video — Samsung's attempt at a YouTube competitor introduced ...
by Jaime Rivera | November 25, 2014 6:14 PM
Samsung hasn't really gained a lot of fame for its media alternatives. Just recently we learned that its ChatOn messaging service might cease to exist in the next coming months, and we also saw how its Media Hub service simply disappeared. Samsung has decided to re-invent some of these services with its new Milk Music and Milk Video services, but it seems even those won't be free from trouble. Milk Studios is currently suing Samsung over the name "Milk" being used for media offerings, and given the fact that Milk Studios is a photography and media company, the lawsuit makes sense after the ...
by Jaime Rivera | June 18, 2014 2:18 PM
Samsung is quite famous for launching anything and everything it can, and also choosing some interesting names along the line. We remember the company's launch of its Milk Music service, which while cool since it offers access to around 200 radio stations and 13 million songs, was also disappointing in the fact that it was exclusive to Samsung smartphones in the US. If you're interested in getting a load on the goods, the story behind Milk Music is still not a good one, but it just got a tad better. Samsung has just decided to do the first obvious step in expanding Milk Music to its ...
by Stephen Schenck | March 7, 2014 1:38 PM
We are on a Samsung roll today, and it's not slowing down just yet. Following a look at those new Galaxy S5 cases, and hearing about the high-speed AT&T network the GS5 should be the first phone to access, we're now checking out Samsung's new streaming radio service for Galaxy device owners, the free-to-use Milk Music. Milk? Wha... yeah, it's a weird name. But once you get past that you'll find a streaming service offering 200 curated genre-based stations and a library of some 13 million songs, all powered by Slacker. Why would you use Milk Music instead of just Slacker proper? How's ...
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