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.
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.
Samsung to Shutter Its Music Hub and E-Book Service
Samsung today confirmed it will close its Music Hub and e-book store on July 1. The Music Hub served alongside the Samsung Hub - which sold music, videos, books, games, and educational content - on last year's Galaxy S4 handset.
Samsung to Kill Off Video Hub July 31
Samsung has begun informing customers that it will cease operating its Video Hub effective July 31. The closure follows closely those of Samsung's Music Hub and Book Hub, which went dark this week.
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?