Samsung to Bring Music Hub To Other Manufacturers' Devices
Samsung seems to be pulling out all stops to expand its online music streaming service - Music Hub - beyond its Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 devices to other companies' gadgets as well.
Music Hub is Samsung's cloud-based service that combines a user's own library with Spotify-style streaming, radio, and discovery features. Music-Hub is a respectable rival to the traditional music stores, online radio, and streaming services.
"The plan is for Music Hub to come to Samsung's own phones, tablets, smart TVs and potentially even other devices such as its Android-powered connected refrigerator. Music Hub is currently available in six countries but its geographic reach is set to be expanded during 2013," TJ Kang, SVP for Samsung Media Services told The Next Web.
Consumers are buying devices from multiple manufacturers, and making Music Hub available on various gadgets would expand Samsung's reach even further. The Music Hub app is currently available in the Google Play Store, but only supports the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 as of now. Samsung wouldn't have any problems if it plans to roll out the Music Hub to millions of Android devices around the world.
If you have an iPhone and an iPad, you can sync the content on both the devices. However, if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and an ASUS Android tablet you will not be able to share the content. However, with Music Hub, Samsung has taken a step forward and could be looking to replicate Apple's ecosystem. Samsung could well be taking a long-term view by looking to create its own ecosystem where a user can share content within multiple Android-powered devices.
Samsung has not confirmed when it will roll out Music Hub to other Samsung products or to other non-Samsung devices. It will be interesting to see if Samsung is successful in creating its own ecosystem with the Music Hub.