Samsung announced that it will be closing its Spotify competitor, US-based subscription streaming music platform Music Hub. Lucky for people in Australia Samsung gave assurances that its ‘down-under’ version will remain in business.
“Samsung Music Hub in Australia has been developed for this country and for Australian customers. It is a separate platform from other music channels offered in other overseas markets,” the company said.
Music Hub-USA was launched in 2012 as a kind of mix between Spotify and iTunes. It came out as a companion to Samsung’s flagship phone, the Galaxy S III. Individual music tracks and albums were available for purchase as well as unlimited streaming for $10 per month.
According to Samsung’s Music Hub web-site it will still be possible to download the Music Hub app until July 1 and use it to purchase music.
This past year Samsung release Milk Music. This platform offers free streaming radio similar to Pandora. Milk allows users to describe the types of music you like to listen to and then creates a customized radio station playing your favorite songs. Rumors have been circulating that Milk is destined to lose its free status in the near future.