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article imageSamsung Music closing July 1

By James Walker     May 20, 2014 in Technology
Samsung's audio streaming service, Samsung Music, is to close its doors on 1st July. An email to users of the service said the product "will no longer be available," starting in June.
Customers were warned to "download all purchased content and use any remaining vouchers" before that date. The closure also spells the disappearance of the 'Samsung Music Hub' app that comes pre-installed on the company's Android smartphones and is generally regarded as bloatware. Company executives had previously warned that they were considering abandoning their "content hubs" but it now seems that this plan is being actively pursued.
This could be good news for users of Samsung devices, as very rarely do people actually use apps bundled by OEMs. There is no word yet on whether the company is intending to close the Video, Books, Games and Learning hubs in the near future, however. This does look likely, though, as all of the Samsung services are normally viewed to be far inferior to the official Google Play Store which provides all of the above but with more choice and lower cost. It could also make it easier for Samsung to start providing the rumoured Android Silver devices that may be emerging soon where stock Android will be used with no manufacturer additions.
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