How do I use the Samsung Music app?

How do I use the Samsung Music app?

Your Galaxy device is great for so many things; watching videos, playing games, and listening to all of your favourite tracks. If you never leave home without your headphones then the Samsung music app is the perfect place to store and organise your music, with support for various sound formats including MP3, WMA, AAC and FLAC. Samsung Music has also partnered with Spotify to show you the most popular tracks and playlists in your area, helping you find your new jam.

How do I get the app?

The Samsung Music app can be downloaded from the Play Store and the Galaxy Store. Once the app has been downloaded you will be asked to give it permission to access your storage. This allows the app to find all of the music that you have saved to your device.

Please note: If you are having problems running the app it may be that you need to update your phone’s software or update the app itself.

What devices are compatible?

The app is compatible with Samsung mobile devices that are running Android 5.0 and above. Find out what version of Android your device is running.

When you launch the app for the first time you will be asked to give the app permission to access your storage. If you don't allow permission, you will be unable to use this app.

On Galaxy S4, Note3 and Note4 devices you can optionally give the app permission to access your microphone. This allows you to control the music player using voice commands. 

Please note: Some file formats may not work on Android 12.

Adding and removing music

Adding music to the Samsung music app couldn't be easier. Every time that you open the app it will search through the files saved to your device and will automatically add any music that it finds. All you have to do is download or add some music to your device to get started. 

To download music to your device, search for the name of an artist, album or song that you would like to listen to online (there are a variety of different music providers). Once you have downloaded the file to your device, it will automatically appear in Samsung Music. Alternatively, you can use the Spotify tab in the Samsung Music app to stream and listen to music.

If you don’t already have music saved to your device you can find out more about how to add music files from your computer.

If some music has been added that you don't want in your music library, you can remove it.

 

Removing music

1 Tap and hold the track that you want to remove
Tap and hold the track you want to remove
2 Tap the Delete button once, and then again when prompted to remove the track
Tap the delete icon
Using the music player

There are many different playback controls in the music player, you can choose to play, pause and skip songs as well as choose what order to play songs in.

1 Tap the track that you want to listen to. Music playback will begin immediately
Tap the track you want to listen to
2 Basic playback controls will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap the track name to open the full music player
Tap the track that is playing to open the full music player
3 Tap the pause button to pause music playback and tap play to resume music playback
Tap the pause button to pause the track and tap play to resume music again
4 Tap the forward button to skip to the next track. You can also hold down the forward button to fast forward through the track
Tap the forward button to skip to the next track. You can also hold down the forward button to fast forward trough the track.
5 Tap the back button to go back to the start of the track. Press the back button twice to skip to the previous track. You can also hold down the back button to rewind through the track
Tap the back button once to go to the start of the current track. Tap the back button twice to skip to the previous track. Hold down the back button to rewind through the current track.
6 Tap the shuffle button to turn shuffle mode on or off. Shuffle mode plays through your selected tracks at random
Tap the shuffle button to turn shuffle on or off

From the full music player view shuffle is turned off when there is a line through the shuffle icon.

From the main menu view of the app you can override shuffle by tapping on the next song you would like to play. Songs will then continue in the order they are listed.

7 Tap the repeat button to cycle through the repeat options. The available options are no repeat (A on top of an arrow), repeat all (A inside two arrows) and repeat once (1 inside two arrows)
Tap the repeat button to cycle through the repeat options
8 Tap the order button to see what tracks are coming next
Tap the order button to see what tracks are coming up and change the order
9 You can change the order they will play in by holding down a track before dragging it by the arrows into your preferred order
Drag arrows on track to change order
10 Tap the favourite button to add this track to your favourites
Tap the favourite button to add the track to your favourites
11 Tap the + button to add this track to a playlist
Tap the + button to add the track to a playlist

You can continue listening to music playing through the Samsung Music app while looking at other apps or with the screen locked. You can even control the music you are listening to without returning to the Samsung Music app.

12 Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the music player
Swipe down from the top of the screen
13 Tap the playback function you want to use
Tap the playback function you want to use
14 Tap the X button to close the Samsung Music app
Tap the X button to close the Samsung Music app
Making a playlist
1 Swipe left or right until you are on the Playlists section
Swipe left or right to select the Playlists section
2 Tap + icon
Tap + icon
3 Give your playlist a name and tap Create to make your playlist
Give your playlist a name and tap Create to make the playlist
4 Tap the tracks that you want to add to your playlist and tap Done to save your playlist
Tap the tracks that you want to add to the playlist and tap Done to save your playlist
5 Your playlist will now appear in the Playlists section of the app
Your playlist will appear in the playlist section of the app

You can also add a track to a playlist while you are listening to it.

6 Tap the + icon
Tap the + icon
7 Tap the playlist that you want to add the track to
Tap the playlist you want to add the track to
Adding music to your favourites

Any music that you favourite will be added to the Favourites section of the Samsung Music app. This makes it really easy to quickly find all of the tracks that you love. You can add albums as well as individual tracks to your favourites.

 

Adding a track to your favourites

1 Tap on any track that you want to favourite. This can be from any section of the app
Tap on the track you want to favourite
2 Open the full music player by tapping the song name
Tap the song name to open the full music player
3 Tap the favourite icon. It looks like a heart. The heart will be filled in when the track has been added to your favourites
Tap the favourite icon it looks like a heart. The heart will be filled in when the track has been added to your favourites.

Adding an album to your favourites

1 Swipe left or right until you are on the Albums section
Swipe left and right until you are in the Albums section
2 Tap on the album you want to add to your favourites
Tap on the album you want to add to your favourites
3 Tap the favourite icon. It looks like a heart
Tap the favourite icon

Your favourite tracks and albums will now appear in the Favourites section of the app.

4 Tap Favourite tracks to listen to a playlist made from your favourite songs
Tap favourite tracks to listen to a playlist of all your favourite tracks
5 Your favourite albums are also displayed. Tap on an album to start listening
Tap on an album to begin listening
Changing the sound quality
1 Tap the options icon. It will appear as three dots
Tap the options icon
2 Tap Sound quality and effects
Tap sound quality and effects
3 Tap Dolby Atmos
Tap Dolby Atmos
4 Tap the switch to turn Dolby Atmos on
Tap the switch to turn on Dolby Atmos
5 Tap your preferred audio type. Auto will automatically optimise the sound based on what you are listening to
Tap your preferred audio type
6 Tap the back button
Tap the back button
7 Tap Equaliser
Tap equaliser
8 Tap the genre of music you are listening to
Tap the genre of music you are listening to
9 Alternatively, drag the sliders up or down to create your own custom equaliser
Can I add a crossfade, sleep timer or set my music as an alarm sound?

There are loads of settings and features that you can customise in the Samsung Music app, helping you to get the perfect listening experience. You can add a crossfade, automatically set each track to the same volume, add a sleep timer and loads more.

1 Tap the options icon. It looks like three dots
Tap the options icon
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap on a setting to find out more about it, tap on a switch to turn a feature on and off, or drag a slider to change the settings
Tap a setting to find more about it, tap a switch to turn a feature on or off and drag a slider to change a setting

You can also set music from the Samsung Music app as your alarm sound through the Clock app.

How do I set a music file as a ringtone on my device?

Once you have downloaded or purchased music files onto your Galaxy device, you can choose to set them as ringtone through the following steps:

1 Open Settings, then tap Sounds and vibration
Tap sounds and vibration
2 Tap Ringtone
Tap Ringtone
3 Tap SIM 1 or SIM 2
4 All the ringtones on your device will be displayed on-screen. To use your own music file, tap the + icon
5 Select the music file

If the file does not appear under the Tracks tab, tap Folders, then locate the file. 

Tap Folders
6 Tap Done

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

Thank you for your feedback!