Spotify Will Now Be Pre-Installed on Samsung Phones

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The Spotify logo displayed on a smartphone on Dec. 17, 2018.

Back in August, Spotify secured a major partnership as Samsung's go-to music provider. That power couple gets serious today (March 8), with the announcement that Spotify will now be pre-installed on the newest Samsung mobile devices, allowing listeners to start using the app as soon as they unbox their new phone.

“We were very excited to be named Samsung’s go-to music streaming service several months ago and today’s news will only ensure a more seamless Spotify listening experience across devices for listeners around the world,” said Spotify's vp of consumer products, Sten Garmark. “This partnership makes it easy for Samsung mobile users to access their favorite music and podcasts on Spotify, wherever they are and however they choose to listen.”

Those devices include the new Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, Galaxy Fold and select Galaxy A Series phones. In addition, some new Spotify consumers in the U.S. with select Samsung Galaxy phones will qualify for six free months of Spotify Premium, redeemable in the app. 

“Our goal is to deliver the best possible mobile experience to our consumers, and Spotify is the ideal music partner to help us make that vision a reality,” said Patricio Paucar, vp of marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “Whether they’re listening to the latest hit albums or checking out their favorite playlist, we’re giving eligible Galaxy S10 users access to an amazing six-month Spotify Premium offer.”

As part of the team-up, Spotify is also deeply integrated with Samsung's voice assistant, Bixby -- meaning that when users ask for music through Bixby, Spotify will be the default app for playback.