The world’s largest Android smartphone maker Samsung and the tech giant Google have teamed up to make Google Play Music as the default music player and music service for all new Samsung phones and tablets globally, starting with the latest flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Google is also collaborating with Samsung to create special features in Google Play Music just for Samsung customers.
For starters, if you have a new Samsung phone or tablet, you can now upload and stream up to 100,000 of your own songs to Google Play Music for free. This limit is 50,000 for other Play Music users. Moreover, new Samsung phones and tablets will now come with a free three-month trial of Google Play Music music streaming subscription service that offers ad-free and on-demand access to more than 40 million songs and thousands of playlists. You’ll also get access to YouTube Red (where available), so you can enjoy all of your favorite videos with no ads.
Google also said that Play Music will work with Samsung’s new virtual assistant – Bixby, when it launches later this spring. This will allow subscribers to ask Bixby to play their favorite song or music.