Samsung Music will no longer be on any of the company's smartphones from now on as they have joined forces with Google to make the Google Play Music app default for all future Samsung smartphones. It cannot exactly be said that this would be a huge loss; given there was nothing very special about Samsung's music player to begin with!
The tie-up has also resulted in all S8, S8+ and Tab S3 owners receiving premium Google Play Music services without any charges, for a period of three months. Additionally, owners of all the three devices will be allowed to upload and stream as many as 100,000 songs from their offline collections. The limit on regular subscribers on the other hand continues to remain at 50,000 songs as always.
All the other expected premium and free features of the Google Play Music app like free radio, mood based intelligent music suggestion, podcasts, streaming, etc. will be available right out of the box, as long as you decide to purchase any one (or multiple) of the aforementioned Samsung devices. YouTube Red will also be a part of the three-month deal for the Samsung users. In case you really did like the Samsung Music Player, it is still available for download from both the Galaxy and the Google Play Store.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)