Samsung Shutting Down Samsung Hub Starting with Music and Books Hub
Samsung has been trying to increase the usage of their proprietary applications including Samsung Hub, a Samsung services app which allows users to buy content such as videos, books, applications and also music akin to Google Play, since the launch of their Galaxy S3 flagship.
However, it looks like Samsung maybe looking to revamp its image and services. Recently, a Samsung executive made a statement saying that they would be reorganizing their services and shutting down and revamping a lot of them – this looks to be confirmation of such an activity. A few days ago, the tech behemoth sent email messages to their Music Hub users stating that the service would be shut down as of 1st July. This comes hot off the heels of the removal of the Books Hub and its replacement with Amazon’s Kindle App. However, the closure of the Books hub does not appear to affect those in the Asian region as we are still able to use it. It could just be in lieu of Amazon opening up the Kindle app in the region.
If you have purchased content from Samsung’s Hub Services it’s recommended that you download them before they disappear completely.