Some eighteen months after Samsung launched its own streaming music service, Milk Music, the company has announced that it is officially giving up on the enterprise in the USA. In a brief statement, Samsung said that it will close the service in the U.S. on September 22.

We have made the strategic decision to invest in a partner model focused on seamlessly integrating the best music services available today into our family of Galaxy devices. We believe that working with partners will accelerate innovation, enhance device sales and provide amazing new experiences for our customers. We have no additional details to share at this time … 


The announcement was made on the company’s website. The WSJ reports that the service will continue in some Asian markets.

Samsung said the service, which is powered by Slacker Radio in the U.S., would continue to be available in other markets including China, Malaysia and South Korea. The service was discontinued in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.

Subscribers will be able to transfer their listening history to Slacker Radio, the service on which Milk Music was based.

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