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.
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.
Google Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.
In Boon to Cricket Customers, Google Home Gains Deezer Music Streaming Service
Deezer this week said its music streaming service will soon be available for streaming on the Google Home smart speaker. Deezer competes with Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Samsung's Milk Music Sours, to Be Discontinued
Samsung says it will discontinue its Milk Music service in the U.S. on September 22.
Google to Merge Google Play Music and YouTube Red
Google plans to shake up its music offering and ad-free video service, according to statements made by Lyor Cohen, the head of Google Play Music. As it stands today, Google Play Music is available to a single person for $10 per month and families for $15 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?