Samsung’s killing Music Hub and replacing it with ‘something even better’


Samsung is killing off Music Hub and replacing it with “something even better,” the company said in a statement to customers today. It will give users until July 1 to download all of their purchased content and redeem any vouchers, at which point Music Hub as we know it will be no more.

But what will be its exciting new replacement?

Well, the obvious guess is Milk Music, Samsung’s new music streaming service that was launched back in March. It’s exclusive to Galaxy-branded devices right now, and available only to those in the United States — but two months on, it seems likely Samsung is now ready to open it up to a wider audience.

And what better way to do that and quickly boost user numbers than making Milk a replacement for Music Hub?

Here’s the full Samsung statement that is making its way to Music Hub customers today:

Dear Samsung Music (Music Hub) Customers

We would like to inform you that Samsung Music is no longer available from 1 July 2014. However, we will announce an even better and more complete musical experience as a replacement option for Samsung Music.

We ask you to take the time to download all of your purchased content before 1 July 2014 and to redeem any remaining vouchers for Samsung Music.

Milk is a free, radio-like streaming service right now, but it’s thought Samsung will introduce premium subscriptions to compete with services like Spotify and Rdio as Milk expands its reach. We should know more in about six weeks.