Samsung Free was a feature that arrived with One UI 3 in late 2020 and was first pre-installed in Galaxy S21 flagships. The platform is essentially a competitor to Google Discover, bringing free content to watch, listen, read, and play with a single swipe on the Home screen.
The feature is getting rebranded to Samsung News, reported SamMobile. It will focus on news content, as the name suggests, and will ditch the Watch and Play tabs.
Samsung News will allow users to find news on their phones easily and will only have Read and Listen tabs. Samsung will still offer free content through its TV Plus and Game Launcher apps – they are just moving away from Free.
Samsung Free will become Samsung News with version 6.0.1, which will roll out gradually to users starting April 18. Some users disable the media page from the Home screen, and they will barely feel the change, as the Samsung Free/News app can also be hidden through the Home screen settings.