Here Comes Samsung Music -- But It’s Still In Beta
Samsung is offering yet another native mobile app, and as a matter of fact, has already listed it on the Google Play Store. The Samsung Music app has now been made available by the South Korean tech giant on the Play Store. But it should be noted though that the mobile app is still in beta, which may be a bummer to some. However, it does make it easier for Samsung to launch updates to individual apps without needing to deploy new updates to the whole software.
So what does the Samsung Music mobile app offer? First of all, Samsung Music functions similarly to any other music app available out there in the market, save for the fact that this app is fully optimized for the South Korean mobile manufacturer’s own Android powered smartphones and tablet devices. The timing of the introduction of the Samsung Music mobile app is also impeccable, considering that Samsung has just launched its newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Interestingly, Samsung has chosen to take out its default Music and Video Player mobile apps, and instead had them replaced with Google Play Music and Google Play Movies.
The Samsung Music mobile app comes with full support for multiple sound format playback. This means that it is able to play audio files rendered in formats such as MP3, FLAC, AAC, and even WMA. Like most music apps existing in the planet today, the Samsung Music mobile app allows users to sort playlists according to distinct categories, such as Genre, Folder, Composer, Album, Track, and Artist.
As far as the user interface and looks are concerned, the Samsung Music mobile app is pretty much consistent with Samsung’s usual aesthetic. The good news is that as a beta test version (as indicated in the changelog), users can expect updates to be launched soon, which means that this unfinished version can only improve from here on.
But alas, the Samsung Music mobile app only works with smartphone and tablets powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, currently the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system. Although this version was launched since November of last year, only 2.3 percent of all Android running devices have it.
Still, for those who do own devices that have already been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, they should definitely give the Samsung Music mobile app a try. The app is available as a free download from the Google Play Store.