Samsung to Preinstall Spotify on New Smartphones, Including Galaxy S10

Spotify today announced that its streaming music service will be preinstalled on the latest Samsung smartphones starting today, including the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, Galaxy Fold, and select Galaxy A models. New subscribers on those devices can receive a free six-month Spotify Premium trial in the United States.

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The announcement reflects a major extension of a partnership that saw Spotify become Samsung's go-to music service provider in August 2018, a move intended to provide a seamless listening experience across Samsung devices.

Spotify being preinstalled on millions of Samsung smartphones brings it more in line with Apple Music, preinstalled on hundreds of millions of iOS devices. Last month, Spotify announced that it had 96 million paid subscribers as of the end of 2018, easily topping ‌Apple Music‌'s over 50 million subscribers.

We recently put together an Apple Music vs. Spotify guide that compares the two streaming music services.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
70 months ago
Spotify?! Thanks, but no thanks. If I want to listen to music, I’m going to do it the way I did back when I was a teen and the world made sense; I’m going to play low quality YouTube FLVs with lyrics made in Windows Movie Maker and copyrighted pictures straight off of Google Images! Get off my ****ing lawn, kids! :mad:
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Game 161 Avatar
70 months ago
Shame it’s US only...

After using Spotify this week I do think it’s better than Apple Music from choice point of view and a better layout.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StellarVixen Avatar
70 months ago
Nothing strange, Android phones are known to come with bunch of bloatware, right out the box.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1050792 Avatar
70 months ago
Nothing strange, Android phones are known to come with bunch of bloatware, right out the box.
Spotify is bloatware? What a constructive argument!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StellarVixen Avatar
70 months ago
Spotify is bloatware? What a constructive argument!
It's a matter of perspective. For those using it, no, for those not interested in it, yes.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bartolo5 Avatar
70 months ago
Apple extreme lockdown on its own services is detrimental in the long run. You still can't ask Siri to play music on anything other than Apple Music while Android gladly let's you select your streaming service of choice on the assistant.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)