Samsung Free grants access to 75,000 podcasts: Report

Samsung Free, which replaced the previous Samsung Daily, allows users to watch, read and listen to content for free as part of the feed on the home screen for devices starting with the Galaxy S21.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Mar 29 2021, 01:14 AM IST
Samsung Free
Samsung Free (Samsung)

Part of Samsung’s One UI 3 update that brought Android 11 to many of the company’s recent devices, was a new feature called Samsung Free. The service which replaced the previous Samsung Daily, allows users to watch, read and listen to content for free as part of the feed on the home screen. The latest addition to Samsung Free includes access to 75,000 podcasts, according to reports.

Also read: Samsung to replace its Daily feed with Samsung Free

According to a report by Gizchina, the ability to add and play podcasts was added to a recent update that has now rolled out to users around the world, but there’s a catch - it seems like the podcast feature is only available on Galaxy S devices and Galaxy Note devices, while the Samsung Free app is available even on the company’s A-series devices as well.

Samsung Free's new podcast section.
Samsung Free's new podcast section. (Samsung)

You’ll also need to be signed in to a Samsung account if you want to use the service. According to the report, it appears that the content for the podcasts will be sourced from Liberated Syndication which is based in the United States.

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For Galaxy M and A series smartphone users -- and everyone else who wants to be able to access their podcasts on the go, you can download and install the Pocket Casts app for an easy-to-use and free interface. The app is well designed and isn’t locked down to a particular device model, which also great. It could serve as a good replacement until Samsung decides to bring the service to its more affordable models.

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First Published Date: 29 Mar, 01:14 AM IST
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