Yesterday Samsung released its new mobile music service called the Music Hub. This mobile service is now available for the Galaxy S3 in the UK, France, Germany and Spain. Support for other countries and devices will follow at a later date.
Music Hub is Samsung’s answer to popular services like spotify and iTunes. By downloading the free app from the market, you will get streaming access to over 19 million songs.
A free plan is available that allows you to listen to x songs a month, for an unlimited plan you will have to pay 10 euro / month.
Samsung Music Hub
Using the hub, users can buy songs and complete albums or choose to stream without buying the music. Before you buy a song you have the option to listen to a 30 second preview of the song.
A great thing about the Music Hub is that your account is accessible from multiple places, you can choose to listen to your songs using your Galaxy S3, or when you are behind your computer simply login at MusicHub.com and you will also have access to all your songs. At the moment Samsung is working hard to also offer the Music Hub on older mobile device and it’s televisions.
Users can buy songs and albums as well as listen to 30-second previews of all songs. Music is stored in the cloud and automatically appears on all your devices, but it can also be stored on your devices for offline listening.
Music Hub premium
The free version of Music Hub only allows you to stream a limited amount of songs each month, if you want more you can upgrade to Music Hub premium. This costs around 10 euros / pounds a month and will get you unlimted access to all the songs as well as new features.
Some of the new features you get are a recommendation engine, who recommends you new songs based on the ones you listened to a personal radio and a Scan and Match option.
The scan and Match option is great and something Spotify currently lacks (Apple already has it in the form of iTunes Match). It allows you to integrate your own downloaded / bought music with the cloud database of Samsung.
For more information you can check out http://www.musichub.com