How do I use Samsung Music player?

Samsung Music is the default music player app that comes pre-installed on most Samsung Galaxy devices. It allows you to play music files stored on your device as well as stream music from online services. The purpose of Samsung Music is to provide a seamless music playing experience on Samsung devices by supporting a wide variety of audio formats and offering useful music management features.

Some key capabilities offered by Samsung Music include:

  • Playing music files like MP3, WMA, AAC stored locally on the device.
  • Streaming music from services like Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora etc.
  • Managing music files by creating playlists, play queue, favorite tracks etc.
  • Customizing the player with themes, EQ presets and other settings.

Overall, Samsung Music aims to be the go-to music app for Samsung device owners by providing a robust set of features tailored for Galaxy devices.

Downloading the Samsung Music App

The Samsung Music app can be easily downloaded from either the Galaxy Store on your Samsung device or the Google Play Store. Both stores offer the official version of the app. Here are the steps to download Samsung Music:

From the Galaxy Store:

1. Open the Galaxy Store on your Samsung device. You can find it in the Apps menu.

2. Search for “Samsung Music”. Tap on the Samsung Music app result.

3. Tap on “Install”. The app will begin downloading.

4. Once installed, you can open Samsung Music from your Apps menu. It is ready to use.

From the Google Play Store:

1. Open the Play Store app on your Android device.

2. Search for “Samsung Music”. Tap on the Samsung Music app result.

3. Tap on “Install”. The app will begin downloading.

4. Once installed, you can open Samsung Music from your Apps menu. It is ready to use.

That’s it! In just a few taps you can install the Samsung Music app on any Samsung Galaxy device or other Android device from the official app stores. Once downloaded, you can start using the powerful music player immediately.

For more details, refer to Samsung’s support article: Cannot download and use Samsung Music on my Samsung Galaxy A03

Setting Up the App

After installing the Samsung Music app from the Google Play Store, you will need to set it up before you can start using it. Here are the steps to get started:

Open the Samsung Music app. If this is your first time opening it, you will be prompted to sign in with your Samsung account. This allows you to sync playlists and preferences across devices. Tap “Sign In” and enter your Samsung account details or create a new Samsung account if you don’t have one.

After signing in, Samsung Music will ask for permissions to access photos, media, and files on your device. Tap “Allow” to grant access so that the app can find and play music stored on your phone.

You may also be prompted to connect the app to streaming services like Spotify, YouTube Music, etc. Tap “Connect” next to the services you subscribe to in order to link them to Samsung Music. This will allow you to access your playlists, favorites, and more from those apps within Samsung Music.

Once setup is complete, Samsung Music will import audio files stored on your device and populate your music library. You can also choose to manually scan for music files if anything is missing. Tap the three dot menu -> Settings -> Scan Device to initiate a scan.

Importing Music Files

To add music files stored on your device to the Samsung Music app, tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner and select “Settings”. Then choose “Scan device for music files” to have the app search your device storage for any music files you may have downloaded.

You can also connect your device to your computer and manually transfer music files over. Connect your phone using a USB cable and it should show up as a drive on your computer. Then simply copy mp3, wav, flac, and other supported audio files into the Music folder on your device. Disconnect your phone and open the Samsung Music app – your transferred music files should now appear in your library.

If you have music downloaded on an SD card, make sure the SD card is inserted properly into your phone, then use the scan feature or reconnect your device to your computer and transfer files over to import that music.

Additionally, you can use the Share feature in your device’s Gallery app to send audio files to the Samsung Music app. Simply open a photo or video containing audio, tap the Share button, and select Samsung Music to import that audio track.

Lastly, you can also use a free file manager or file transfer app like Zentertain File Manager to wirelessly send music from your computer to your Samsung device and into the Music app.

Using the Player Screen

The main player screen in Samsung Music provides easy access to your music library and playback controls. At the top is the current song title, artist, and album art. Below that are buttons for shuffle and repeat, along with the playback slider to skip around the track.

The center of the screen shows options for your playback queues – the Now Playing queue of upcoming songs, your playlists, and recommended mixes based on your listening habits. You can quickly switch between these queues to change what will play next.

The bottom of the screen has the main playback control buttons – previous track, play/pause, and next track. Tapping the album art will bring up options to add the song to a playlist, share the song, or view more info.

From the player screen you can easily manage your music playback, switch between playlists and queues, and control the current media session.

Creating Playlists

You can create custom playlists in the Samsung Music app to organize your music and listen to exactly the songs you want in whatever order you want.

  1. Open the Samsung Music app.
  2. Tap and hold on a song or album to select it.
  3. Tap on any other songs or albums you want to add to the playlist.
  4. Once you’ve selected all the songs you want to put in the playlist, tap Add to playlist in the top right corner.
  5. Tap New playlist at the top of the next screen.
  6. Create a name for your playlist and tap Create at the bottom to create it.

You’ll then see your new playlist populated with the songs you selected. You can continue adding songs by tapping the + icon in the playlist anytime.

To rearrange the order of the songs, tap and hold on a song, then drag it to the new position you want it in.

Listening to Radio

The Samsung Music player app includes an FM radio function that allows you to listen to FM radio stations on your device. Here is how to use the radio feature:

To access the FM radio, tap on the “Radio” tab at the bottom of the Samsung Music app. This will open up the radio screen. The first time you access the radio, you may need to plug headphones into your device’s headphone jack – the cable serves as the radio antenna.

You can scan for available FM stations by tapping the “Scan” button at the bottom of the screen. Available stations will start populating in the list. Tap on any station to start listening.

While listening to the radio, you can favorite stations by tapping the star icon next to the frequency. This saves the station to your favorites list for quick access later. You can access your favorited stations by tapping the “Favorites” tab at the bottom of the app.

You can also manually tune the radio frequency using the tuner bar at the bottom of the screen. Slide it left and right to decrease and increase the frequency incrementally.

Additional features include the ability to record live radio and replay songs tagged from the radio. These require signing in to a Samsung account.

That covers the basics of how to use the built-in FM radio in the Samsung Music app. Tune in to your favorite stations and discover new ones!

Managing Files and Storage

As your music library grows, managing storage on your device becomes important. Here are some tips for deleting, organizing, and backing up your music files on your Samsung device:

Deleting Music Files

To free up storage space, you can delete music files you no longer want. Open the Samsung Music app and tap on the “Songs” tab. Tap “Edit” in the top right corner, then select the songs you wish to delete. Tap the trash can icon to delete them.

You can also go to Settings > Device Care > Storage > Audio to browse all your downloaded music files. Tap any file then select “Delete” to remove it.

For more tips, see Free up storage space on your Galaxy phone or tablet

Organizing Music Files

Use playlists to better organize your music library. In the Samsung Music app, tap the “Playlists” tab then tap the “+” icon to create a new playlist. Give it a name then add songs to it.

You can also organize music by creating folders on your device’s internal storage or SD card. Put related songs into separate folders to keep things tidy.

Backing Up Music Files

To avoid losing your music collection, be sure to back up your files. Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable and copy music files to your computer for backup.

You can also back up music files to cloud storage services like Google Drive or OneDrive. Install the app on your device then upload music files you want to backup.

Settings and Customization

Samsung Music provides many ways for users to customize their listening experience. In the app settings, users can manage storage and syncing options, enable audio effects like equalizers, customize the user interface, and more.

Some key settings available include:

  • Playback speed – Users can slow down or speed up song playback from 50% to 150% of normal speed, handy for learning lyrics or dancing (
  • Audio effects – Choose from equalizer presets tuned for different genres, or manually configure a custom sound
  • Sync and storage – Manage downloaded music files across devices and storage options
  • Appearance – Toggle dark mode or change accent colors
  • Notifications – Customize notifications for new releases, song recommendations, and more

Digging into the settings menu allows Samsung Music users to adapt the app to their personal preferences. Understanding the options available is key to getting the most out of the app’s capabilities.


If you are experiencing any issues using the Samsung Music app, here are some helpful tips for resolving common problems:

Tips for resolving common issues with the app

Can’t play music files? Check that:

  • Your device volume is turned up and not muted
  • The music file you are trying to play is in a supported file format (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC, etc.)
  • You have not exceeded the maximum allowed file numbers or storage limits
  • Your device is not low on memory or has other apps or operations running that may interfere with media playback
  • The app has permission to access device storage – check this in app settings or system settings

Experiencing app crashing? Try the following:

  • Closing other apps running in the background
  • Updating to the latest version of the app from the Google Play or Samsung Galaxy Store
  • Restarting your device
  • Deleting and reinstalling the app to refresh the cache

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