Got milk? Samsung’s Milk Music has officially been spilled.
Amidst the current controversy Samsung is facing due to their exploding Galaxy Note 7 recall (which is hurting the Korean company’s deep pockets), Samsung is quietly shuttering its Milk Music service today. This confirms what we reported here exactly one month ago today.
You’re welcome. But, maybe you didn’t even know Milk existed in the first place.
Current Milk Music users are being greeted with the following message:
“Thank you for using Samsung Milk Music. We are ending support for Samsung Milk Music as of September 22, 2016.
You can continue your music experience by signing up for Slacker Radio, the service that powered Samsung Milk Music. Sign up now to enjoy a 14-day free trial of Slacker Radio Plus with no ads, unlimited skips, and offline mode!
By selecting ‘Try Now’ you will leave Samsung Milk Music and can transfer your stations and song history to Slacker Radio.”
Slacker Radio has a complete FAQ on their blog for Milk Music users migrating over to the new service. What exactly does “Slacker powered Samsung Milk Music” mean?
“We provided ALL of Samsung’s Milk’s Music and programming, so all of the songs and stations you listened to (plus SO many more) still live on Slacker Radio. You’ve pretty much been listening to us all along.”
For those wondering what exactly Slacker Radio is, they explain,
“We’ve got your favorite music. Tons of it. Plus comedy, news, sports, personalized recommendations and exclusive shows.”
What about those who paid for Milk Music Premium? According to Slacker, Samsung Milk Music accounts have been cancelled and users who were once paying for the service will not be charged. There’s also a new offering for those who are willing to pay just a little bit more for premium music:
“You can get the same benefits for the same price ($3.99 per month) with Slacker Plus: no ads, unlimited skips, and offline mode. We also offer Slacker Premium ($9.99 per month), which lets you play songs & albums on demand, create custom playlists, and more.”
For those who may not be sure how to start using Slacker Radio, the instructions are clear: you’ll need to get the official Slacker Radio app, transfer your Samsung Milk account, and just log in.
and yet… no one cares.
Which may explain why they “quietly” closed their service.