Senior vice president of Samsung Electronics’ Media Solution Center TJ Kang said that it was the first time the company had created its own music service from scratch.
He said that “Samsung is not known for our content services; we make good hardware products but we haven’t done much in the content space but that’s changing.”
“We are doing it to create a better experience for our users. There are things we could do better if we have complete control over all of the service.”
Samsung’s Music Hub Premium consents to users to upload music to the cloud and access it from a PC and up to five mobile devices and stream songs for 9.99 pounds or euros a month, said Daren Tsui, chief executive of developer mPpot.
Users will also be able to purchase tunes from a 19 million song catalogue, with prices comparable to iTunes, he said.