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Samsung to Preinstall Spotify on New Smartphones, Including Galaxy S10

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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.

Article Link: Samsung to Preinstall Spotify on New Smartphones, Including Galaxy S10
 

FSMBP

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Always wondered what Apple Music's sub number would be if it wasn't pre-installed on every iPhone and the Music app/iTunes didn't spam you.

I'm all for using the better product, not if what's more convenient because it's "from Apple" and pre-installed.
 
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AngerDanger

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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:
 
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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.
Except the new update, in case you don't have it already broke the Library tab. :confused:
 
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StellarVixen

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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.
 
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You can uninstall it, you know? I also don't use Apple stock yet it comes pre-installed. Point?
Just because Apple includes bloatware (Apple Stocks) doesn't mean Samsung's inclusion of Spotify isn't bloatware. Bloatware doesn't have to be useless, it's just non-core software that increases the size of a default OS install.

Some people find it useful, others don't. It's still bloatware.
 
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Just because Apple includes bloatware (Apple Stocks) doesn't mean Samsung's inclusion of Spotify isn't bloatware. Bloatware doesn't have to be useless, it's just non-core software that increases the size of a default OS install.
Samsung didn't include any bloatware, Spotify is the most used Music streaming App, and they have a partnership with Samsung so it's extremely expected for them to pre-install the App plus offering 6 months of Premium Membership. Just because one does, the other does too.. That's the point, the other user was talking on how Samsung installs bloatware in their devices, when in reality Apple has it's own too. The arguments are so weak that they tend to start keeping their tone up.
 
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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.

Well many Android users would prefer to use Spotify if they want music streaming. You're not wrong, it is technically a bloatware, but a really useful one for most. Installing it ouf of the box is likely a nice touch. Just sign in and enjoy the tunes.
 
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No one’s arguing that. You were just trying to infer it’s not bloatware, when... it is. Lol.
It's not, because you can uninstall it?
Edit: Bloatware is an App in which users have no interest in using at all and is there consuming resources and can't be uninstalled. That doesn't happen in this case.
Edit2: "Lol"..
 
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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.
 
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