Samsung launched Music Hub, its new music download and streaming service, in the US today (7/31). The service previously became available to European users in late May. Samsung is offering users a free 30-day trial for the service, as well as a free album of the user’s choice.
Powered by Samsung-owned cloud content provider mSpot, Music Hub claims a database of 19 million high quality MP3 tracks. The basic, free version allows users to purchase songs and albums directly from the Music Hub shop managed by 7digital, and keep them in the cloud. The Premium version is $9.99/month and offers unlimited streaming and customized radio stations.
Currently the service is only available on the flagship Galaxy S3 handset, but will expand to other devices soon. According to IDC, Samsung smartphone headsets sold twice as many units as Apple smartphones in the second quarter of 2012.