May 22 AT 2:26 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

Samsung shutting down content hubs, Music Hub is next

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By now, everyone is probably aware of Samsung’s push to replace everything Google with an equivalent Samsung service. The company has everything from an app store to two music services available for Galaxy users to use instead of Google’s offerings. However, it now looks like Samsung is moving away from many of these services.

Samsung’s content hubs were its first efforts to introduce alternatives, with Samsung Hub Books taking on Google Play Books and Samsung Music Hub taking on Google Play Music. However, Samsung Hub Books has already been replaced by a Kindle app, and the service is shutting down July 1. Unsurprisingly, Samsung Music Hub is next.

Not only is the service directly competing with the much bigger Google Play Music, it’s also functioning alongside Samsung Milk Music, another music service from Samsung. With Samsung’s focus currently on Milk Music, Music Hub will be shut down on July 1. Users are getting emails to download all the music they have before the shutdown.

I don’t think anyone is really upset by this news. Though I’m sure some people used Samsung Music Hub, I assure you that there are far better alternatives. From Spotify to Google Play Music, you won’t be disappointed. How many of you actually used Samsung Music Hub, even for a moment? How did you like it? Tell us in the comments!

Via: The Verge

Source: Techradar

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • steve

    It’s a good thing I root my note 2, I can’t stand that bloat on my phone. The only Samsung app I use is the app store and only because they have a bit more spen apps to choose from. This should have been done a long time ago. How about getting rid of all share well you’re at it

    • bob

      I have the Note 3 and I constantly get updates for things I have no idea where they came from. There is an enormous amount of background stuff I would like to get rid of, but rooting is being held ransom by the god awful Knox warranty flag.

      I’m off the the Lg g3.

      • Chris

        Just open up Samsung’s App Store and go into settings… then turn off auto update… and if you don’t want the notifications… turn that off, too… problem solved.

        • bob

          Clearly, you don’t understand how much crap is still on the phone and capable of running in the background as services. Your suggestion turns off about 5% of the bloat.

          There are in excess of 200 apps that are unnecessary on the note 3, in addition to the Samsung branded crapware.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Clearly this is SAMSUNG throwing a bone to Google because they are threatened by Samsung and it’s reach.

      These changes mean nothing because users who like Samsung Hub and Samsung music will still be able to have those things because they will be in the Samsung App store for download.

      At the end of the day one monkey don’t stop no show Samsung users don’t use Google crap.

      • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

        I don’t think you understand. Samsung is shutting the service down, so it will not be usable past July 1st.

      • squiddy20

        Yes, Google feels “threatened” by “Samsung’s reach”, so Samsung shuts down its content hub. Only in Richard’s World would that make sense.

    • LB

      So you don’t use the keyboard, the camera and the contacts/dialer apps of Samsung ?

  • JQuest81

    I used it once. It was an awful experience and I never went back…

  • Dick

    Yamaguchi phones suck. Do yourself a favor and get a iPhone. Its like a Ferrari vs Hyundai

    • LB

      I think I’d prefer Hyundai. Those are usually less expensive, and take less fuel.
      Ferrari also usually have only 2 seats, and the insurance is pricey.
      They both do the same job and both can’t handle traffic jams…

  1. steveGuest 11 months ago

    It’s a good thing I root my note 2, I can’t stand that bloat on my phone. The only Samsung app I use is the app store and only because they have a bit more spen apps to choose from. This should have been done a long time ago. How about getting rid of all share well you’re at it

    • bobGuest 11 months ago

      I have the Note 3 and I constantly get updates for things I have no idea where they came from. There is an enormous amount of background stuff I would like to get rid of, but rooting is being held ransom by the god awful Knox warranty flag.

      I’m off the the Lg g3.

      • ChrisGuest 11 months ago

        Just open up Samsung’s App Store and go into settings… then turn off auto update… and if you don’t want the notifications… turn that off, too… problem solved.

        • bobGuest 11 months ago

          Clearly, you don’t understand how much crap is still on the phone and capable of running in the background as services. Your suggestion turns off about 5% of the bloat.

          There are in excess of 200 apps that are unnecessary on the note 3, in addition to the Samsung branded crapware.

    • Clearly this is SAMSUNG throwing a bone to Google because they are threatened by Samsung and it’s reach.

      These changes mean nothing because users who like Samsung Hub and Samsung music will still be able to have those things because they will be in the Samsung App store for download.

      At the end of the day one monkey don’t stop no show Samsung users don’t use Google crap.

    • LBGuest 11 months ago

      So you don’t use the keyboard, the camera and the contacts/dialer apps of Samsung ?

  2. I used it once. It was an awful experience and I never went back…

  3. DickGuest 11 months ago

    Yamaguchi phones suck. Do yourself a favor and get a iPhone. Its like a Ferrari vs Hyundai

    • LBGuest 11 months ago

      I think I’d prefer Hyundai. Those are usually less expensive, and take less fuel.
      Ferrari also usually have only 2 seats, and the insurance is pricey.
      They both do the same job and both can’t handle traffic jams…