Some things are just too good to last, as some say. While Samsung surprise of a music streaming service may now be currently be free, both from price and from ads, that might not be the case in the very near future. Samsung has not so subtly revealed that there will be an ad-free Music Milk subscription that, of course, means that free users will start to see ads pretty soon.
Samsung Milk Music was both unexpected and yet at the same time a logical step as the manufacturer plans to go beyond hardware, and in some cases software, to an entire mobile ecosystem. It already does have books, videos, and a music store, so a streaming music service was inevitable. When Samsung launched Milk Music last month, it was offered for free and without ads, but there were indications that it would not be the case forever, which is also not that surprising either. Other similar music streaming services do it, like Slacker with whom Samsung partnered to bring about Milk Music, so it feels inevitable that Samsung would want to capitalize on that business setup too.
That scenario might soon be upon us if Samsung is already willing to let the public know about its plans, not to mention the price it has in mind. In an infographic detailing some of the basic features of Samsung Milk Music, the company reveals two tiers that will be available, one free and one that will cost $3.99 a month. It does note that the free Basic Service will be ad-free as a special introductory offer available to early adopters. The Premium service is marked to have no ads and some special features, which are still unknown at this time.
Samsung Milk Music is still available only in the US, which is, again, on par with how most of these streaming services have started out. It is likely that Samsung will be putting its tiered system in place around the same time that it starts rolling out the service to more markets. But at the moment, the list of supported Samsung Galaxy devices still stand at five, including the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, and Galaxy S5.