Samsung is making a big play for music after recently signing a deal to make Spotify the “go-to music service provider” for its devices, and now the Apple-rival has partnered with Live Nation.
The agreement will integrate Ticketmaster into Samsung’s voice-activated assistant Bixby, aiming to offer users a “personalized experience from event discovery to seat selection using voice technology”.
Powered by Ticketmaster’s API, those with a Samsung Galaxy Note9 in North America can now use voice to search for events by artists or teams, and location or event dates.
“Ticketmaster is constantly looking for new ways to make it easy for fans to discover events and buy tickets, and voice is an exciting technology,” said Jared Smith, President of Ticketmaster.
“Ticketmaster is constantly looking for new ways to make it easy for fans to discover events and buy tickets, and voice is an exciting technology.”
jared smith, ticketmaster
“By opening our platform over the past several years, Ticketmaster has greatly expanded our inventory’s reach and we’ve built a best-in-class list of third-party partners.
“Bixby offers yet another avenue for fans to tap into the largest selection of live events available.
“We’re excited about this partnership with Samsung because fans will see a personalized experience based on the artists, teams and events that they love the most.”
As well as Spotify becoming part of the setup process for Samsung devices, the streaming service is the ‘only music service to be fully integrated’ with Samsung Music and Bixby.
Earlier in August, Samsung announced a new smart-speaker competitor to Apple’s Homepod and Amazon’s Echo, called the Galaxy Home.
Powered by Bixby, Spotify is the default music service on the device.Music Business Worldwide