Samsung's Beta Music App Now Features Edge Music Controls

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Samsung today introduced an update to its new Music app which has spent just over a month on the Google Play Store. As of now, the app is optimized for devices running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and can be used in Samsung's premium devices like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The latest update to the app which was introduced today has now made the app compatible with the 2016 iterations of Samsung's Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7 phones, apart from bringing in a few bug fixes and new features. However, the best feature that the new update brings in is an 'Edge music controller' which owners of Samsung's 'Galaxy Edge' phones will be able to use for playing and managing their tracks from the Edge panels.

Even though the Music app is not a full-fledged app and is in a beta stage, it will still let you access your favorite tracks through categories like Folder, Composer, Artist, Genre and Album. It can also play tracks with sound formats like MP3, WMA, AAC and FLAC. With the passage of time, it is expected that Samsung will introduce many more features and will also make the app compatible with more phones which the company will gradually upgrade to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow standard. Among the phones which are expected to be upgraded with the latest operating system, the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8 are slated to be the first ones. While Samsung keeps updating the new Music app, its existing Milk Music app continues its run on the Play Store and Samsung has so far not given any indication on whether the new app will eventually replace Milk Music.

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Like Apple's Garageband, Samsung also introduced a new Soundcamp music app late last year to let digital music creators make new music and tunes on the go. Last month, a new update to the app introduced features like a redesigned launcher, a new rehearsal room that comes with pre-set instruments, improvements to the Looper editing tool and the ability to connect with and download third-party music apps. Given how quickly Soundcamp has progressed into a pro app for professional artists, the future bodes well for the music app which Samsung has no option but to make the best in class to compete with rival apps like Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud and other music streaming services which now boast millions of subscribers and contain several million tracks across regions and genres.

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