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?Click to Expand

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 the all of the music that you have saved to your device.

What devices are compatible? Click to Expand

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. 

Adding and removing musicClick to Expand

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.

 

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
Tap the delete icon
3 Tap the Delete button again to remove the track
Tap the delete button again to remove the track
Using the music playerClick to Expand
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
Tap the pause button to pause the track
4 Tap the play button to resume music playback
Tap the play button to resume playback
5 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.
6 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.
7 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
8 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 one (1 inside two arrows)
Tap the repeat button to cycle through the repeat options
9 Tap the order button to see what tracks are coming next. You can change the order they will play in by holding down a track before dragging it into your preferred order
Tap the order button to see what tracks are coming up and change the 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 playlistClick to Expand
1 Swipe left or right until you are on the Playlists section
Swipe left or right to select the Playlists section
2 Tap Create playlist
Tap Create playlist
3 Give your playlist a name
Give your playlist a name
4 Tap Create to make your playlist
Tap Create to create the playlist
5 Tap the tracks that you want to add to your playlist
Tap the tracks that you want to add to the playlist
6 Tap Done to save your playlist
Tap Done to save your playlist
7 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.

8 Tap the + button
Tap the + button
9 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 Click to Expand

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
Tap the favourite icon it looks like a heart
4 The heart will be filled in if the track has been added to your favourites
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 qualityClick to Expand
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 sound 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
Create a custom equaliser by dragging the sliders up or down
Can I add a crossfade or sleep timer?Click to Expand

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

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.

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