Samsung’s Milk music service has been getting a lot of press recently, but did you know Samsung has two streaming services?
Samsung acquired mSpot about three years ago. They used mSpot’s technology to launch Music Hub, a multi-platform streaming service for Samsung phones. The service was available for $9.99 a month.
I had a Galaxy phone when Music Hub launched, and it wasn’t even on my radar.
I’m not surprised that Samsung is shutting Music Hub down in most of the world.
The company sent an email to users, informing them that the service will no longer be available come July, 2014. In a statement, Samsung said:
“In order to meet rapidly changing consumer needs, Samsung’s services will remain available as individual apps rather than in one, single bundled storefront.”
This means Samsung will be focusing on Milk.
Samsung has decided to keep the service alive in Australia. They say the Australian version was built separately, and is targeted for customers in that country.
When Nina Ulloa isn’t writing for DMN she’s usually reviewing music or at a show. Follow her on Twitter.