Following Apple’s iTunes Radio, me-too Samsung introduces new ‘Milk Music’ streaming radio service

“Prior to the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona we revealed that Samsung had applied for three trademarks relating to Milk Music, a new music streaming service,” Jack Purcher reports for PatentlyA Apple.

“On Friday, Samsung launched their new music streaming with that branding,” Purcher reports. “Apple introduced iTunes Radio at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last June and launched the new service on September 18, 2013, the same day as iOS 7.”

Purcher reports, “It was inevitable that the fast follower we know as Samsung would introduce such a service quickly behind Apple.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Slavish copier. Plans for a slightly oval, spaceship-looking Samsung HQ in South Korea cannot be far behind.

60 Comments

  1. Look, I hate the copy-everything-at-no-cost-to-us Samsung as much as anyone else, but come on, we certainly were not the first to market here.

    While iTunes Radio may evolve to be the best, I’m not going to call Samsung out on this particular item as everyone else is or has been doing it. They won’t do it as well anyway.

    As someone mentioned on the linked article, from a music discovery standpoint, I am sure iTunes Radio is selling a lot of music as well. I have spent a few dollars picking up song that have come up, and I don’t find the ads that intrusive either.

    1. Exactly. We Apple fans/users may be totally obsessive about detail and design, etc, but come on, no one in their right mind thinks Apple was the first to a subscription service. For years Jobs explicitly described it as a bad business model, and a bad way to enjoy music. Apple is only now doing iTunes Radio as a way to promote….. paying for downloads on the iTMS.

      Ridiculous Headline, especially since Samsungs horrifically ugly app looks NOTHING LIKE iTunes Radio.

      1. “For years Jobs explicitly described it (subscription service) as a bad business model, and a bad way to enjoy music.”

        iTunes Radio isn’t a music subscription service, it’s . . . well . . . radio.

        1. Right. As I state in that very post, it’s a way to promote downloads on the iTunes Store. But how in the world is that innovative? That is essentially the model that every subscription service uses: stream for free and pay for offline/downloads.

          Surely you can’t be using this logic to insist that Samsung has copied Apple (who was extremely late to this market)?!

          1. No, it was in response to you quoting Steve Jobs insinuating that iTunes Radio is what Jobs was criticizing. It isn’t.

            And don’t call me Shirley! 😉

    2. The article never claims that Apple was first. It doesn’t claim that anywhere. It’s just pointing out that Samsung failed the first time with a music service, then brought it back right after Apple got it right. = Fast Follower. That’s the theme, not that Apple was first.

      It’s more of an obsession thing with Samsung that’s being pointed out. It’s also just fun to stick Samsung in the eye whenever we can. I’m all for that. I really despise Samsung. Yet the article doesn’t harp on the subject and points out a few highlights of the new service.

      Considering that Sammy just added a fingerprint scanner too, you have to admit that these guys are obsessed about Fast Following Apple on anything important that Apple does on a consistent basis.

      1. Agree with you 100%, just that there have been a few successful non-subscription services around for awhile now. I was more than anything referencing the headline and “Take”.

        I hate these guys, and wonder if they will ever get any sort of come-uppance. It seems patently, (pun intended), unfair that they have profited greatly from Apple’s R&D will no payback for Apple in sight. It’s crap I tell ya, crap!

      2. I’m going to pick up my new $3K refrigerator today. There were 3 models on the floor in that price range that had all the features I wanted. Two of them were Samsung refrigerators. I never even opened the door on them. I bought the non-Samsung model, simply because I hate Samsung’s business practices and attitude. I’ll continue to boycott Samsung as a matter of personal integrity. I don’t do business with thieves and liars.

        1. If you had opened the Samsung model, you would have found poor interior space utilization and poor shelf construction. I do not know if what you bought is much better. It could not possibly be worse, so no technical loss on your part. And you have the gain of knowing that you did not support an unethical company.

        2. Samsung feels the same way hence they thank you for not buying their products. BTW…check your fridge very closely and yep just like Apple it has Samsung tech in it. You are such a fool you brainwashed feeble little jerk!

        3. Good thing you passed on the Internet-equipped Samsung models. Order ice cream on the included Android touch screen, be inundated with ads for Ben and Jerry’s for the next five years on all your devices.

  2. No Apple wasn’t the first, but its the fact that what Microsoft used to do and just plain rip off whatever Apple does they do kinda thing that gets everyone riled up. Google and Samsung do what Microsoft did years ago by copying everything Apple does. Actually Google is todays Microsoft! Or its even gotten worse with Google and Samsung, they are putting out products based on Apple rumors! I’m surprised Google and Samsung haven’t made a full on Google brand TV yet.

        1. Again you can’t craft your argument to suit your needs. You speak in generalities. You can’t lump life together in a couple of sentences to make you right. Apple wasn’t first. Nor were they with the iPod. Nor the iPad or the iPhone. Were they copiers in each of those instances? No. Nor is Samsung, Microsoft or Google when they duplicate what others do. It’s called business. Apple just makes things better. Most of the time. Be happy with that. Leave your fanboy attitude at home.

          1. “Nor is Samsung, Microsoft or Google when they duplicate what others do. It’s called business.”

            No, it’s called violating patent law, as Samsung has found out.

  3. Just want to put it out there for everyone to see:

    “I don’t have and will never have a Samsung branded product in my house.”

    I look forward to the day Apple is Samsung free.

    1. I have to admit that I have a few legacy Samsung products in my home. But I have not purchased a Samsung product in years, and I do not intend to do so going forward. I know that many of the products that I buy include Samsung components but, unfortunately, there is not a whole lot I can do about that.

      1. First of all, you are an anonymous turd. Go flush yourself or grow some balls and register on this forum. At least botvinnik is registered. It is his sole redeeming quality.

        Second, I *stated in my post* that many of the products that I buy contain Samsung components. I am fully aware of it. But I do what I can to reduce my contributions to Samsung’s bottom line. I am willing to bet that Samsung makes a lot more profit from its branded products than it does from its sales of commodity components. I don’t have the time to determine the Samsung component content in everything that I buy. So I simply avoid the Samsung label and take some solace in the fact that Apple is doing its best to minimize its use of Samsung components. That’s one step in the right direction.

        I don’t know why you are so bitter about this topic, Paul. For some reason, you seem compelled to vent your frustration on Samsung-avoiding people. You need a timeout.

  4. I am shocked that they don’t put a “me” in front of all their products, mephone, memusic, metv, mepod, then when they get to the second gens, they could say me2phone, me2music, me2tv, me2pod. At least they would own up to the slavish copying ways, right!

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