Samsung has been working with Spotify for quite some time now, and today the two companies are announcing a big expansion of their partnership. Soon, Samsung will pre-install Spotify on millions of devices, as well as offering free Premium memberships and more.
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After the frankly epic failure of its Milk music service, Samsung announced last year that it would partner with Spotify as a go-to music provider for the company’s future needs. That included deep integration with Spotify on smartphones, TVs, and the maybe-someday-released Bixby Home speaker.
The biggest news as part of today’s expansion is the reveal that Samsung is going to start pre-installing Spotify on its Android smartphones. This starts with the Galaxy S10 family and will also include the Galaxy Fold and some Galaxy A devices. Bloatware is rarely appreciated, but given Spotify’s user base, this probably won’t get in the way for many.
Further, Samsung and Spotify will start offering free 6-month Spotify Premium memberships with the purchase of some devices. The offer is redeemable in-app for new customers and is available with the Galaxy S10 family.
Samsung will also tie Spotify services a bit deeper into its other products and services. Bixby, for example, will get better Spotify integration. Notably, that comes well after the now-replaced Google Play Music got the same. Samsung’s TVs, tablets, smartwatches, and more will also get better integration with the music service.
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