Google Music Play, which is the default music player on Samsung Galaxy S8 series, is getting a new feature. To be called, New Release Radio, the station plays brand new tracks that’s been personalised to users tastes. It also promises new recommendations everyday. The brand new feature is similar to Spotify’s Release Radar, notes The Verge.
New Release Feature is the result of Google and Samsung’s partnership that was announced in April this year during the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Google’s streaming player became the default player on the Galaxy S8 series, allowing the owners to upload 100,000 of their own songs to Google Play Music for free rather than 50,000 songs alongside free 3 months Play Music All Access subscription for new users.
The move to add a new feature to Google’s streaming service is an attempt to convince Galaxy owners to switch from Apple Music or Spotify. This can be said because the latter music streaming service has more than 140 million active monthly subscribers.
The numbers are massive, and it only shows how popular the music streaming service is compared to both Apple Music and Google Music Play. To maintain its lead over the competition, Spoitify is reportedly testing ‘Sponsored Song’ program. The feature essentially allows record labels to singles for a price.