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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.


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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9 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:
Rating: 34 Votes
9 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.
Rating: 21 Votes
9 months ago
Nothing strange, Android phones are known to come with bunch of bloatware, right out the box.
Rating: 20 Votes
9 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!
Rating: 20 Votes
9 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.
Rating: 20 Votes
9 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.
Rating: 14 Votes
9 months ago

Yeah, that's the case with most of the bloatware. There is no need for it to be there in the first place.

There is difference between own apps and third party apps.

Points are known to fly over your head really high, unfortunately.


Samsung takes a fee from Spotify to have it pre-installed. Reaction: Samsung sucks

Apple takes a fee from Google to have google search be the default. Reaction: Tim Apple is God.
Rating: 14 Votes
9 months ago

It's a matter of perspective. For those using it, no, for those not interested in it, yes.

You can uninstall it, you know? I also don't use Apple stock yet it comes pre-installed. Point?
Rating: 13 Votes
9 months ago

Yeah, that's the case with most of the bloatware. There is no need for it to be there in the first place.

There is difference between own apps and third party apps.

Points are known to fly over your head really high, unfortunately.

Third party Apps that users are going to download anyway?
I suggest calming down in further replies.
Rating: 8 Votes
9 months ago

You can uninstall it, you know? I also don't use Apple stock yet it comes pre-installed. Point?


Yeah, that's the case with most of the bloatware. There is no need for it to be there in the first place.

There is difference between own apps and third party apps.

Points are known to fly over your head really high, unfortunately.
Rating: 7 Votes

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