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    Samsung Free becomes Samsung News to beat Google Discover

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    Last updated: April 4th, 2023 at 21:55 UTC+02:00

    If you've ever found yourself wondering what is Samsung Free, you're not alone. It was added to devices with One UI 3.0, and it came out of the blue, leaving many users confused as to what it was and where it came from.

    It's a content aggregator that brings together live TV, podcasts, news articles, and interactive games in one location. All of the content available on Samsung Free is, as the name suggests, free. Samsung Free can be accessed by swiping left on the Home screen. The feature still exists, but it has now been renamed Samsung News.

    Samsung Free will now be called Samsung News

    It's essentially a rebrand of the feature. Samsung Free will be known as Samsung News from now on. The updated experience combines the “Read” and “Listen” tabs. It will also have an increased focus on news content, making it easier for users to find and interact with news on their phones.

    As part of this rebrand, the “Watch” and “Play” tabs will no longer be available, another indication that Samsung wants to focus on news primarily with this update. It will continue to offer free TV and games through the Samsung TV Plus and Game Launcher apps.

    Evidently, Samsung wants the feature to be seen as a Google Discover competitor. It remains to be seen if this is how it will turn out to be. Samsung News will be available when the Samsung Free app is updated after version 6.0.1. Samsung is going to roll out this update sequentially from April 18th.

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