News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 20, 2014.
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Samsung created Music Hub as an alternative to the many music purchasing options available to users of its Galaxy devices, but the company has revealed that it will shutter Hub and replace it with something new in a few months. According to All About Samsung, Music Hub users have been receiving the following message notifying them of the impending shutdown.
Dear Samsung Music (Music Hub) Customers,
We would like to inform you that Samsung Music is no longer available from 1 July 2014. However, we will announce an even better and more complete musical experience as a replacement option for Samsung Music. We ask you to take the time to download all of your purchased content before 1 July 2014 and to redeem any remaining vouchers for Samsung Music.
The likely successor to Music Hub will be Milk Music, the streaming service that Samsung launched earlier this year. While I was very enthusiastic about Milk Music, it's important to note that is currently just a well-designed radio streaming application rather than a service that lets someone own music like Hub allowed. Perhaps Samsung plans to expand Milk to include song purchases or on-demand streaming in the near future. We know that Samsung will introduce advertisements and paid subscriptions, so it's possible that paid downloads will also be part of the equation.source: All About Samsung (German), via: Sam Mobile
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.