Galaxy S8 and S8+ customers to get free subscription to Google Play Music

Samsung logoSamsung has opened general availability of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships in a number of countries, while the two devices are now available for purchase at multiple carriers. However, unlocked versions will be up for purchase at a later date.

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Tab S3 users will be offered a free three-month subscription to Google Play Music. This means that Samsung will no longer include its Music app on phones and will use Google’s Play Music as the default player.

The platform offers access to various songs and the option to store up to 50,000 music files under the user’s account. However, Galaxy S8, S8+ and Tab S3 users will be offered the option to store and upload up to 100,000 songs from their offline music collection to their Play Music account.

Samsung’s move shouldn’t be that surprising, considering that last year’s Galaxy S7 also came with the Google Play Music application. Google’s app is expected to become the default music player on all Android devices to be launched by Samsung this year.

Samsung is also offering users the option to watch ad-free music videos on YouTube Red for three months. The Galaxy S8 makes it easy for users to conduct all sort of operations with their phones, even use the iris scanner to conduct mobile payments. This is only natural, considering that Samsung has prepared such a service for last year’s Galaxy Note 7 customers as well.

Several credit card companies from South Korea intend to implement the feature for customers to conduct secure financial transactions using the iris scanner, according to a report. Experts say that iris scanning is the most secure form of biometric authentication, considering that every person’s iris is different and has a unique signature.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also use facial recognition features, but they were deemed vulnerable when it was discovered that the feature could be bypassed by using a high-res picture.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Galaxy S8, Samsung, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)