Spotify enters extensive partnership as music provider for Samsung

Spotify has been named the go-to music service provider for Samsung. Under the terms of a new arrangement, Samsung users will have seamless transitions when listening to Spotify on different devices. The deal covers listening on a range of Samsung’s hardware, from smartphones to smart televisions. It also means that Spotify will be prioritized in uses with Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant platform.

“We believe that this significant long-term partnership will provide Samsung users across millions of devices with the best possible music streaming experience, and make discovering new music easier than ever – with even more opportunities to come,” Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said of the tie-up.

The companies also hinted that more collaborations between the parties will come in the future. “With Spotify, Samsung Galaxy users will be able to enjoy seamless music experiences across all our devices,” said DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and mobile communications for Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited about today’s announcement, and it’s just the start of things to come!”

Anna Washenko