Samsung’s overhauled Music app hits Google Play

Samsung's new Music app. Screenshots: Samsung

Samsung’s new Music app. Screenshots: Samsung

Samsung has overhauled its stock Music app for Android, and those who own a compatible device can download it now from the Play Store. It’s currently in beta, and it’s packing a pretty new look and a ton of features.

Like a lot of Samsung’s products, the new Music app takes cues from Apple’s, with a clean and simple look dominated by frosted, ever so slightly transparent panels. Google’s Material Design guidelines for Marshmallow clearly went out of the window here.

The new Music app also hides the status bar, which may or may not be a good thing for you — but it makes up for its shortcomings with a bunch of awesome new features like compatibility with the lossless FLAC format, support for DLNA streaming to other smart devices, and more.

You’ll need a Samsung Galaxy device running Marshmallow to download the app from Google Play, but you can download the APK package for side-loading on other devices. Just note that there’s no guarantee it will work on unsupported smartphones.

What do you think of the new Samsung Music app? Will you be sticking with it, or finding a third-party alternative?