Said to be an ‘integrated, all-in-one mobile music service,’ Samsung Music Hub has now gone live. This new cloud-based feature is scheduled to make its arrival first through the Galaxy S III smartphone followed by various other devices from the South Korea-based conglomerate.
Developed based on the technology provided by mSpot, a company recently acquired by Samsung, the service allows users to upload music and access it from almost anywhere. The Scan & match attribute is implemented with an aim to reduce the upload time by automatically transferring unmatched tracks from the device’s library. It currently provides up to 100GB of storage for unmatched songs. Additionally, users will have access to a wide catalog of tracks available for streaming and purchase.
“When you ask yourself, ‘what do I want to listen to?’ there is now one simple answer, for every mood, every place and everyone,” states TJ Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Media Solution Center. “With the new Music Hub, we’re bringing the joy back to music – listening, collecting and sharing.”
Beside creating playlists and sharing content with friends, the service offers unlimited audio playback and no advertisements. Other features include recommendations, personalized radio stations, a web player and much more, that are optimized for mobile devices. Through the free Music Hub Store, users can buy songs and albums as well as preview tracks. Provided by 7digital, it boasts a catalog of around 19 million songs. The premium subscription packs in unlimited streaming for a monthly rental of £9.99.
The Samsung Music Hub service will be available in free and premium versions, as previously noted, and it will launch first on the Galaxy S III in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK.