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Samsung Music 101: Your Guide for Popular Music App

Some of us collect FLAC sound files and others only need to listen to the music their friends sent to them, whatever the reason might be Samsung Music provides all the solutions for all kinds of Samsung users. More precisely, it brings forward both simple but useful music player experiences and advanced features to change the Bluetooth codec and sample rates. 

In this post, we will review Samsung Music and mainly focus on the categories and user interface, its integration with Spotify, what the player offers, and the options for adjusting the sound quality and effects. Apart from that, we will attempt to answer the frequently asked questions about Samsung Music on the Internet. 

In this post

  1. Categories within Samsung Music: Tracks, Playlists, Albums, Folders, and More Samsung Music and Spotify
  2. Samsung Music Player
  3. Sound Quality for Samsung Music
  4. FAQs 
    1. How to Add Music to Samsung Music?
    2. How to Share Music in Samsung Music?
    3. How to Add Music to Samsung Music from Youtube?
    4. Is Samsung Music Free?
    5. Why Is Samsung Music Player Not Showing Songs?
    6. How to Add Music to Samsung Music from Spotify?
    7. How to Turn Off Shuffle in Samsung Music?
    8. How to Uninstall Samsung Music?
  5. Conclusion

Categories within Samsung Music: Tracks, Playlists, Albums, Folders, and More

All the sound files on your Samsung device that range from Mp3 to Wma, will appear under the Tracks, Albums, and Folders categories provided that they are opened with Samsung Music once. After that, each new music file that appears on your Internal Storage will find its place in Samsung Music. There is no such option as buying songs or albums which is why the only options are the preinstalled sound files by Samsung and sound formats that you downloaded directly from the Samsung device or sent from another device. 

The music files that are downloaded from search engines or any other app will be saved within the "Download" folder in My Files. It is possible to change the directory to "Music" if they are sent from a computer to your phone with a specific kind of connection. When you tap the sound file and open it with "Samsung Music", it will immediately appear in Tracks, generally in the folder "Download". 

Apart from the Tracks, each new piece of music will be shown in the Albums and Folders categories as well. The folder name will be given according to how it originated such as "Download" which corresponds to the fact that they are downloaded from anywhere else and the path directory of the sound file can be visible under the name of the folder such as "Internal Storage/Download". 

Provided that there is more than one song in Tracks, the next song will play automatically at the time the previous one ends if "Play All Tracks" is enabled in Settings under "Queue Settings". Here is how to change the queue settings:

  1. Tap three-vertical-dots ︙ and "Settings" later.
  2. Swipe down a little bit until you find "Queue Settings" and tap it to see what is inside.
  3. Play Selected Track: This will only play the selected track and the playing will end after the selected track comes to an end. 
    1. As long as you enable this feature, the "Add Order" feature will be activated which allows you to determine the place of newly added tracks in the folders. There are only three options: Add to Top, Add to Bottom, and Add after Current Track.
  4. Play All Tracks: This will continue to play the next track until it exhausts the pieces of music within the tracks category. 

Samsung Music User Interface and Categories Picture

Samsung Music and Spotify

Samsung Music keeps Spotify available in the app as long as their services are published in the country you are currently living in. Rather than controlling all processes from the Samsung Music app, it only shows the playlists, charts, and new releases and songs that are directly received from your Spotify account, and tapping on a particular playlist redirects the users to the relevant playlists' page on the Spotify app.

Under the Spotify category, there is a need for a precise search to find the song you are looking for, otherwise, as it is aforementioned, it only demonstrates the particular songs within a limited amount of playlist. In order to limit the search for a specific song, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Samsung Music.
  2. Tap "Search Box" next to three-vertical-dots ︙from above.
  3. Select Spotify and tap "Search".
  4. Type the song name and give as much detail as you can since there are over 80 million songs on Spotify and the number increases day by day.
  5. Once you tap the search result, you will be redirected to Spotify and the song will play automatically. 
    1. Keep in mind that, some of the features might be subject to Spotify Premium and some functionalities might not work as intended in Spotify Free.

Samsung Music and Spotify Picture

Samsung Music Player

The player only keeps what is necessary and provides the additional controllers and features under Settings. 

In the middle of the player, the name of the song, cover, and the artists' name will appear as long as they are provided, otherwise, the default picture for the cover and "Unknown" text for the Artist will be seen. 

Above the progress bar, there are three buttons which are Queue, Add to Favourites, and Add to Playlist

The queue is the one on the left and lets users edit the order for the song to be played. Here is how to do it:

  1. Tap "Queue" (has a symbol of a single eighth note over three horizontal lines).
  2. Tap "Pencil".
  3. Either select the song and tap "Remove" to prevent it to be played in the queue or tap "Drag Handles" to order the queue.  

Add to Favourites, as the name suggests, adds the song on the screen to the favorites when it is tapped and removes it from the favorites when it is tapped once again.

So the functionality of Add to Playlist is more or less the same as Add to Favorites which adds the currently playing music to an existing playlist or any other one that you will create.

When it comes to the area below the progress bar, it is quite well known by anyone who is familiar with digital players, however, it had better to mention here as well. The button on the left shuffle the music in the queue when it is on and do the other way around when it is off. 

Three buttons in the middle play the previous track, play and pause the track, and play the next track respectively. 

The button on the right has three modes which are "Repeat, Off", "Repeat, All", and "Repeat, One". In order to see the names of each button, tap and hold the button until the time you see the informational floating screen. 

"Repeat, Off" does not repeat any music and plays the next track once the previous one ends.

"Repeat, All" puts the queue in an infinite loop which means that it does not stop when all the songs are exhausted in the queue or playlist and play the same songs within the queue again and again until the battery dies. 

"Repeat, One" takes only the currently playing track rather than all as "Repat, All" does and put the music in an infinite loop again and plays the same song again and again.

Samsung Music Player Picture

Sound Quality for Samsung Music

Samsung Music is not just restricted to playing sound files, additionally, it integrates with the Samsung Ecosystem and allows the users to adjust the sound quality and effects according to the needs of each and every one. To see the relevant page:

  1. Open Play in Samsung Music.
  2. Tap "Sound Quality and Effects" next to the three-vertical-dots ︙ at the top left of the screen.

On the relevant page, there are some options like Dolby Atmos, Equaliser, and Adapt Sound and it goes without saying the features might vary based on the country and model. 

Unfortunately, there is no particular rule from a book that fits all individuals, it goes for the ears as well. Adapt Sound is precisely right there because of that. It basically tests for what frequencies of sound your ears are sensitive to and for what frequencies they are not. Within this category, we strongly recommend you take a personalized sound test and let Samsung offer you the optimal result. Remember do not deceive yourself and act honestly. At the end of the test, do not forget to choose to apply the personalized sound either for media and calls separately or together.  

Dolby Atmos, additionally, offers an immersive experience by adding three-dimensional surrounding audio that flows above and around while you are playing music in Samsung Music. However, it depends on audio system capabilities like Bluetooth devices to be activated. The difference between Dolby Atmos On and Off can only be easily recognized as long as the audio capabilities are advanced, but it is still some room to hear the difference. For that reason and putting your personal preferences into reality, it is better to take a chance with Dolby Atmos and decide on your own. 

An important warning to the following lines: The following features can only be adjusted when the "Developer Options" is activated on your Samsung device and any wrongdoing can break the Samsung phone in case it is not done with due concern. That's why, please do not do any changes except for the ones which are mentioned below!

Here is how to enable "Developer Options":

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap About Phone.
  3. Tap Software Information.
  4. Tap "Build Number" 7 times and enter the PIN code to enable Developer Options.

One last suggestion is that you may consider changing the "Bluetooth Audio Codec" using "Developer Options" from the one you are using to a new one that offers higher quality like LDAC as long as you are using a Sony Bluetooth device to listen to music with Samsung Music because LDAC is only available for devices produced by Sony. However, you are not restricted to LDAC, there are also other ones which are SBC, AAC, aptX, and SSC (Samsung Seamless Codec). Keep in mind that, some of the codecs cannot be supported by your Samsung model or headset. Plus, it is a good idea to adjust the "Bluetooth Audio Sample Rate" and "Bluetooth Audio Bits Per Sample" as well if you are concerned with maximum quality and fidelity. 

Demonstration for Better Sound Quality in Samsung Music Picture


1 | How to Add Music to Samsung Music?

Samsung Music generally determines the sound files that start to appear on your Samsung device and shows them in the "Tracks" category. If not, it is wise to open one of the downloaded music once to make things easy for Samsung Music to add it to the queue and other places like Albums and Folders. 

2 | How to Share Music in Samsung Music?

  1. Open Samsung Music.
  2. Play any music and open "Player".
  3. Tap three-vertical-dots ︙ and select "Share".
  4. Read the "Disclaimer" thoroughly because this feature only covers sound files that are personal and non-commercial. In other cases, you are the only one who is solely responsible for copyright infringement. 
  5. Finally, share it. 

3 | How to Add Music to Samsung Music from Youtube?

Under the current conditions, it is not possible to add music from Youtube to Samsung Music. Some third-party applications do this, but remember that it is not legal. 

4 | Is Samsung Music Free?

Samsung Music provides convenience for Samsung users to play their downloaded sound files without using any other third-party application and it does not offer any song except for yours which means it is free of charge. Still, we suggest that it is a good idea to read some particular parts while using it. 

5 | Why Is Samsung Music Player Not Showing Songs?

There might be several reasons behind this: 

  1. One can be that your sound file type is not supported by Samsung (the following sound formats are only supported by Samsung: MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV). 
  2. Try to activate Samsung Music by opening some particular music directly from the My Files and checking again.
  3. Check whether your music files are within the Internal Storage or SD Card. Sometimes, Samsung Music does not read the sound files within external storage. 
  4. The reason might not be because of the Samsung Music itself, but corrupted data within your sound file. 
  5. Maybe it is time to clear the cache or even clear the data for Samsung Music.

6 | How to Add Music to Samsung Music from Spotify?

Songs on Spotify cannot be added to Samsung Music. The playlists redirect you to the Spotify app instead of opening it in Samsung Music and the same principle is valid for the search of specific songs in Samsung Music via Spotify as well. 

7 | How to Turn Off Shuffle in Samsung Music?

  1. Open Samsung Music.
  2. Play a playlist, album, or track.
  3. Open "Player" by tapping the music from below. 
  4. Find the Shuffle symbol (placed at the bottom left of the player and next to the "Previous" button).
  5. Tap once to turn off the Shuffle and tap again to turn it on.

8 | How to Uninstall Samsung Music?

  1. Find the Samsung Music app.
  2. Tap and hold until you see the app options menu.
  3. Tap "Uninstall".
  4. Tap "OK" to confirm the action.


As the Samsung models have advanced features, Samsung Music is an advanced media player that is integrated with the Samsung Ecosystem and other third-party applications like Spotify and provides dozens of options to customize the experience for the users. It is divided into categories to meet different needs and the player just offers what is needed. Apart from the user interface, improving the sound quality is possible as well either directly from the app or from the Settings.

If you have any questions or run into any difficulties when using the Samsung Music app on your Samsung Galaxy mobile, we're here to help. Our committed team is available to give assistance and direction while utilizing our knowledge to deliver tailored solutions. If we don't have an instant response, we can point you in the direction of educational articles written by members of our community that can assist you in troubleshooting and resolving the particular problem you're having. Please feel free to voice your worries in the comments area, and we'll do our best to respond to you quickly and address any issues you may be experiencing.


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