Back in March, Samsung partnered with Slacker Radio to create a streaming service called Milk Music. For those of us who don't own a Galaxy device, this news was a non-starter, as it was exclusive to Samsung's flagship line of phones and tablets.
Since then, mods have made Milk Music available to rooted users, but developer Kostas Theos has an easier hack that will spread the love to all Android devices without any root permissions. So now, after installing a pair of simple APK files, anyone can enjoy the ad-free radio service.
Theos modified the Milk Music installer file to ignore its usual device model check. However, in order to fully utilize the service, you'll need to be signed into a Samsung account. Since this is not a standard feature of non-Galaxy devices, you'll also need to install the Samsung Account Manager app.
To download both of these installer files, point your device's web browser to the following links:
Press OK on any file type warning messages that may appear, then allow both files to finish downloading before proceeding to the next step.
Since these apps weren't downloaded from the Google Play Store, you'll need to enable installation from "Unknown sources" in your phone's main settings under the Security submenu before you begin.
With that out of the way, tap the "Download Complete" notification for the SamsungAccount.apk file. After that, review the app's permissions, then press "Install"—and when it's finished, simply tap "Done."
Next up, tap the "Download Complete" notification for the MilkMusic.apk file. This will launch Android's installer interface again, so press "Install" on the next screen.
This time, when the app finishes installing, go ahead and press "Open."
At this point, you can already start streaming some awesome songs with the Milk Music app, but to unlock its full potential, including synced playlists and songs with explicit lyrics, you'll have to create a Samsung account. From Milk's main screen, open the side navigation menu and select "Settings."
Next, tap "Sign In," then choose "Create new account." Fill out the form on the next page (making sure to enter your date of birth), then press "Create Account."
With that done, you'll now be able to stream any song that Milk Music has to offer—all without commercial interruption. How does Milk stack up against other streaming services like Pandora or SHOUTcast? Let us know in the comment section below, and make sure to follow us over on Facebook and Twitter, too.