Samsung Warns Music Hub Customers to Download Tracks
Samsung recently began to email customers in an effort to alert them about the pending shut-down of its Music Hub service. The service will officially go offline July 1. Samsung is warning customers that their music library will not be available after that date. It suggests customers download all their purchased music and use any remaining vouchers for Samsung Music before July 1. Samsung noted all songs sold through the Music Hub are free of DRM and can be played, stored, and transferred to other devices. Samsung suggests users switch to its own Milk Music service, which is powered by Slacker, or to Google Play Music All Access. Samsung first revealed plans to shutter the Music Hub last month. Music Hub was preinstalled on many of Samsung's Galaxy-branded smartphones.
Samsung Pushes Security Update to Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung recently seeded a software update to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The update applies the June security patches from Google, stabilizes memory card performance, and adjusts some user interface elements of Bixby.
Samsung Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Samsung's Milk Music Service Gains a Premium Version
Samsung this week updated its Milk music service, which gives Galaxy device owners the ability to stream music to their handset. The update introduces Milk Premium for $4 per month.
I'll stick with my fruit phone which works years beyond its original design, and doesn't cripple itself when they decide that a certain app or function becomes unprofitable. It just works.
Do you live in San Andreas?