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. The Video Hub was a digital storefront through which Samsung Galaxy device owners could purchase or rent movies and television shows. Samsung said customers who've made video purchases will still be able to access their content thanks to a partnership with M-Go. Samsung said users will need to transfer their content to M-Go before July 31 if they want to keep it. Samsung is in the middle of re-imagining its content businesses, but didn't say what, if anything, will succeed the Video Hub on its devices. Samsung replaced its Music Hub with Milk, a streaming service that it offers for free.
Samsung Releases Milk Video
Samsung today announced Milk Video, a video content discovery service for Galaxy-branded smartphones. Like Samsung's Milk Music, Milk Video has a refined user interface that makes browsing the best way to find new and interesting videos.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
Samsung to Pour Milk Video Down the Drain Nov. 20
Samsung today indicated via the Google Play Store that it will discontinue its Milk Video app and service for Android smartphones. "While we remain committed to providing premium entertainment services, we have decided to end support for the Samsung Milk Video app as of November 20, 2015," said Samsung.
BlackBerry Hub Adapts to the Dark
BlackBerry today pushed out an update to its BlackBerry Hub application for Android devices. The most obvious change is the addition of a dark theme.
BlackBerry Offering Privacy Shade Tool to All Hub+ Subscribers
BlackBerry today outlined several changes headed to its suite of Android applications, including the general availability of the Privacy Shade. The Privacy Shade was first made available only to BlackBerry-branded handsets, but will soon be available to any Android handset that relies on the BlackBerry Hub+ service.
Keeping the abandonware going