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Samsung jumps into crowded music market

Published on Mar 8, 2014 3:06 AM
 
New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb 23, 2014. Samsung on Friday unveiled a free music service for users of its Galaxy smartphones, entering a crowded market that includes Pandora, Spotify and Apple's iTunes. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Samsung on Friday unveiled a free music service for users of its Galaxy smartphones, entering a crowded market that includes Pandora, Spotify and Apple's iTunes.

The service dubbed "Milk Music" will offer some 200 ad-free radio stations to US customers with Samsung Galaxy devices.

"Milk introduces a fresh approach to music that reflects our innovation leadership and our focus on creating best-in-class consumer experiences," said Gregory Lee, president and chief executive of Samsung Telecommunications America.

"We're offering consumers amazing, rich music experiences built around what matters most to them and their lifestyle." Milk is powered by the radio service Slacker. The company suggested it may take a page from Apple by offering "unique music programming from top selling and emerging artists" available exclusively through the platform.

 
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