Phonearena: Samsung Music Hub imported into U.S. with free 30 day trial; service debuts on the Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Music Hub has made its way into the U.S. and the first device that will get the feature is the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Samsung Music Hub allows users to buy tunes from the Korean based manufacturer for a one time flat rate. You can select from millions of songs from Sony, EMI, Universal, and Warner and listen to previews of songs you are considering buying. Any songs purchased are sent to the cloud where they can be accessed by any device you own.
“We’re redefining mobile music by offering a more integrated experience on the handset and lifting the barriers to your music. Our service encompasses all music including your own collection in the cloud, a robust streaming catalog that is seamlessly integrated with a music store, and a personal radio service that caters to all of your music moods and genres. By providing a free album and trial, we hope Galaxy S III owners will experience for themselves a new, intuitive and easy way to discover music.”- TJ Kang, senior vice president of the media services team for Samsung
For $9.99 per month, the premium version of the service lets you stream unlimited music from those four previously named major labels and use Scan and Match technology to get faster upload times and higher quality playbacks by moving some of your personal collection to the cloud. Up to 100GB of unmatched songs will be uploaded to the cloud. With the premium service, you will have access to 7digital’s entire Music Hub catalog, including music to stream or purchase, with unlimited plays and no advertisements. You can also create personal radio stations based on your favorite songs or you can listen to genre stations created by the Music Hub team.
The premium service had previously been released in Europe with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III back in May.