Samsung has just unveiled the Samsung Music Hub, a new music download, streaming and cloud storage service with iTunes Match style functionality.
Coming initially to the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is available to buy from today, the new service comes in two flavours. The free version – Music Hub Store – simply provides access to a library of 19 million songs provided by stalwarts of digital music, 7digital. These you can buy as individual songs or as albums (no word on pricing yet) or you can listen to 30-second previews for free. Purchased music is stored in the cloud and automatically syncs with all your devices.
Alternatively, Music Hub Premium provides unlimited streaming of songs from the Music Hub catalogue and you can upload your own music collection to the cloud (100GB storage) where it can again be accessed by all your devices.
You can also listen to personalised radio stations, based on your favourite artists, songs and genres. Similarly, it will feature recommendations for songs, artists, albums and radio stations.
You can access the music both on your phone, where it can be stored locally as well as streamed, and there’s a standard web portal too for desktop use. However, currently you must own a Galaxy S III to register for the service.