This was posted 2 years 6 months 8 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Samsung Music Hub - Now Live for Galaxy S II Owners - FREE First Month

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Samsung have launched their shot across the bow to iTunes this afternoon, with Samsung Music Hub going live in Australia to SGS2 owners.

It has access to millions of songs from all four major labels and independents, and is, for the time being, free!

When you sign in, you are given an immediate 1 month trial. News sources have quoted Samsung as saying this will be extended to 2 months (http://www.cnet.com.au/samsung-launches-music-hub-streaming-...) to take into account the time it will take to roll-out across all 'smart' devices.

Go to Samsung Apps on your SGS2 and click the 'New' tab. It'll be the first one there. I've used it today and so far really like what I'm seeing. Still a bit buggy but a good first release.

EDIT: If you have feedback on the app, send it off to support@theinsong.com.

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  • +1 vote

    Oh cool, it's like Spotify for Australians.

    • +2 votes

      Spotify has 15 million tracks, whereas this only has 3 million — might not be an issue for some, but definitely an issue for me when a big attraction of services like these is the ability to find some relatively obscure tracks which I don't already own. As someone who uses Spotify (I have a US billing address), this seems somewhat poor in comparison considering the prices they are charging ($9.99 a month for the basic package which restricts access to Samsung Galaxy or Tab devices only).

      Still, two months free is not too shabby. :)

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        so you have a hobby to collect "obscure tracks"? it is a obscure hobby :P

        • +1 vote

          Listing to music produced outside the four major labels isn't too obscure a hobby. :)

        • +3 votes

          are you kidding me?

          Wow, calm down mate. I can't give an honest opinion or have a discussion with someone without having my head bitten off?

          Fvcking comparing a free service to a paid

          Samsung Music Hub is not a free service (having a free trial does not mean it is free):

          "The Basic package, which gives access to either a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Samsung Galaxy Tab, is priced at $9.99 per month, $54.99 for six months or $99.99 for 12 months. The Premium package, which allows access to up to four Samsung Galaxy products, plus web browser access, is priced at $14.99 per month, $79.99 for six months or $149.99 for 12 months."

          disrespectful to the OP

          I wasn't disrespecting the OP at all — I specifically said that "two months free was not too shabby" — but merely replying to ozhunter's comparison of this to spotify.

          unhelpful to the community(unless you let us know of a way to have a US billing address)

          Sure: http://www.usunlocked.com/

          I've not used this service myself, but others have reported success with paying for Spotify with it. I suggest people check Whirlpool for opinions and advice before using it, though. I've done my best to help the community in most of my posts (read my posting history), so I'm kind of confused at the anger directed at me here. :(

        • +1 vote

          It is a free service for 2 months, better than nothing.

          Also this is relatively new, spotify has been there for ages, there is no comparison.

          If only you had provided the website, it wouldn't have set me off ( I hate it when people post about getting a better deal without providing any information on it)

          In hindsight, I think I may have been very harsh. Thanks for the info mate

  • +2 votes

    good to see that its not region restricted to the US like everything else!

    it only streams doesnt it? so wont be very usefull if our out woopwoop with no data connections… will it?

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      No, not only streaming. You can get it to download tracks to your device so you can play them later without network connectivity. It's explained in the Help menu.
      I think I read somewhere that you can have up to 500 tracks stored on your device at any time.

  • +3 votes

    Thanks, I've tried on my Galaxy S & gotten 1 month trial as well.

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      I tried this on my Galaxy S too but app gets stuck on the load screen with the music note and wont load. Anyone else had this problem?

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    I guess you can just wipe your phone to extend subscription?

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    Nice! It works, but not perfectly quite yet.

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    So it's like that Google Music thing? Where you can download music directly to your phone and keep it?

    And apparently these are the prices:

    For $9.99 per month you get access to the Samsung Music Hub from one Samsung GALAXY Smartphone or one GALAXY tablet. It's even more affordable with a longer subscription - 6 months pre-paid access is $54.99 and 12 months pre-paid access is $99.99.*

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      Only trouble is it uses too much 3G bandwidth on the go. If at home Wifi only its ok

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    nice thanks for this, working pretty well here - interesting to see where this goes

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    Does this work on Samsung Galaxy Tab?

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      He mentions it but I can't find it in the Sam Apps.

      Edit: "From November through to mid December, it will roll-out to a wide range of other Samsung devices"

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        Yep, was only supposed to be SGS2 today but some other devices have reported it working.

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    Similar to Nokia Music, except some Nokia handsets came with 12mths free subscription.

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    So is it free songs download?

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      I think you can only stream the songs, which means you can't download them. Feel free to correct me and my noobish ways.

      But having used it for a little while, it's incredibly impressive! Should be enticing to music fans. I think it could be cheaper though.

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        You can store music on a local cache. It doesn't download them for use in other programs but it makes loading easier, and takes the load off the data downloads.

        They're going to sell music at some point, I think.

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          u sure you can, as someone pointed out, store up 500 songs at anytime? i have only 500mb quota everymonth, if i have to stream the songs every time, i can only use the hug when i am at home using wifi then.

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          You need to set how much cache you want to keep in settings. After that you're good to go.

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        Yes only stream but good for trialling for free.

        These days its try before you buy

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    wow this, plus the free Google music account and Amazon free apps, oh my too much free stuff lately o_O

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      free google music account? where please? hehe

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        pm me if you want an invite. I have 6 left, but only 4 of those are available.

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          pm sent =) cheers

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          I'll need a gmail email, plus while signing up go through a proxy like hidemyass.com (use HTTPS)

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          Please sent me an invite. Thanks.

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    Hmm tried it on my Galaxy S2 I bought via shopping square eBay and it tells me this phone does not qualify :-(

    Anyone else get this response?

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      I bought it from SS as well and it works.

      I did get the same error when I wasn't connected to wifi. Try again while on a wifi connection.

    • +1 vote

      You need to go to samsung apps and download one called music hub australia! The default one doesn't work

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        awesome advice, i was thinking what the hell was wrong with my music hub

        JUST abt to chuck it against the wall =0)

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      Mine is from Shopping Square also and told me it did not qualify until I registered it via the Samsung Site then deinstalled and reinstalled and it said I did qualify.

      Trouble is I did not use the Oz version and now I cant register but some kind folk below solved that for me so off to go try the oz version :-)

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    I'm getting a error when trying to register it on my SII. Anyone else having this problem ?

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    On my phone it doesnt actually do anything?? I have a SGS1.

    Displays a start up screen, confirms if I want to use 3g data, then sits on the splash screen.
    It's not frozen, because pressing the back arrow closes the program without delay.

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    Thanks. It's pretty good, the GUI needs A LOT of work though. Terrible looking app for the SG2. And it's a bit sluggish. I won't be paying for it past the trial (even if it was an amazing service) but it'll be handy for the next month anyway, like in those moments when you really want a specific song that you haven't downloaded

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