21
Jul
samsunghub

If you've owned a Samsung device in recent years, then you're likely at least somewhat familiar with the Media and Music hubs, Samsung's exclusive music and movie stores. There's a good chance that you may have never used either of the pair, but if you have, Samsung is making some changes that are essentially going to cannibalize both apps for the Samsung Hub, which consolidates all of Samsung's current stores into one app.

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The Samsung Hub made its first appearance on the Galaxy S 4, so this app – which is now available in the Play Store – brings older Sammy devices up-to-date in terms of content stores. The Store listing makes note of the Galaxy SIII and Note II in particular, though it may also be available to other devices.

The initial response in the Play Store seems to be pretty bad, as the change from Music/Media Hubs to Samsung Hub is somewhat drastic. Users are reporting the inability to play much of the music they've already paid for, incomplete downloads, and a myriad of other issues. If you're a Music or Media hub user, you may want to stay away from this one if at all possible.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Never have and never will use an OEM store that locks you to a certain brand of devices. That makes no sense to me. Independent stores or GTFO.

    • MasterMuffin

      Unless they give something for free (like MC3 and Asphalt 7 last year from Samsung apps). You can't say no to free!

      • George Av

        Yes.. as alot of us know you can't muffin.

        • MasterMuffin

          Have you been following me for a year?? :D

      • David

        I do all the time. lol

  • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

    If I wanted to use 7Digital, I would use their app directly.

  • HanumanBob

    It will never ever ever work. This would be like Samsung releasinh their own mapping or word processing app. Google and apple are just too deep.

  • Ricardo Steve

    I think the next version of Touchwiz will implement this same design that Samsung is using on some of their apps. They're probably teasing us.

    Like WatchOn, some apps on the 4.2.2 TW version, now this. I think it's visually more appealling than the current green and blue, messy and disgusting, plain but functional TW.

    Just my opinion, anyway.
    As for yet another store from samsung, no, thanks.

    • bondx99@gmail.com

      Amen to that..! And also premium material (less lookalike) phones plz!

  • Primalxconvoy

    The first thing I did when I got my Galaxy Note 2 was to either remove or disable all of the bloat, which included anything with the words "Samsung" and "docomo" in the app's name.

    Thus, I've never heard of this media app until reading this article.

  • Mobile OS World

    Samsung is making all brave decisions and it is totally because of the reason that they are dominating the smartphone Market. They have even started to talk things out with their biggest rival http://www.mobileosworld.com/2013/07/samsung-and-apple-might-be-trying-to.html

  • bL4Ck

    First thing i do on any touchwiz device is disable all samsung bloat apps and hubs, no one really uses them and they keep on running in background.

  • Tom Luigjes

    It doesn't seem to be available in the UK for my Galaxy Note 2 N7100...

  • VAVA Mk2

    Google Play > Samsung Hub