Samsung’s Music Hub app which is available only for the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note to will soon be making its way to the company’s other Android devices as well as non-Samsung devices. The app is a combination of cloud storage, music store and online radio all rolled into one and is available in six countries so far.
TJ Kang, SVP for Samsung Media Services, said that initially they would want Music Hub first to appear in other smartphone and tablet models of the company. Once that is accomplished they would then make it available to Android devices from other manufacturers as well. He noted that consumers tend to own devices from a variety of manufacturers and opening Music Hub will make it more convenient for consumers.
No specific timetable was set as to when this will be happening although this is the general direction that the company would want to take. As far as 2013 goes the company will be expanding its six country coverage by adding more territories. Several licensing deals with music labels are already in the works which should be approved pretty soon.
The present version of Music Hub is the direct result of the company’s acquisition of mSpot last year. It took Samsung only 20 days after the deal was announced for them to integrate mSpot features into the Music hub.
Some of the features of Music Hub include
- Upload your music to the cloud so you can play it wherever you are
- Automatically syncs with your music library
- Stream and download songs to your device
- Unlimited plays and no advertisements
- Create playlists and share songs with friends
- Full access to entire catalog of over 19 million songs and growing
- Listen to the music you like with personal radio and genre stations
- Create personal stations
- Get recommendations for radio stations playing music similar to what you like
- Advanced streaming and downloading options that let you save storage space on your device, play music when offline, and cut down on cellular data usage
- High-quality audio and smooth streaming even under spotty network coverage