Samsung has teamed up with music app-maker MusicQubed to launch an official UK Top 40 chart app across its range of smartphones. The app will debut on the Galaxy Ace II, which Sammy says is launching today in the UK. Presumably it'll later start begin roll out across the Galaxy line through the Google Play Store. Unfortunately we're not able to use it on our Galaxy S III due to our being on an "unsupported network" (go figure), and our Jelly Bean'd Galaxy Nexus was deemed incompatible, too.
For those with both a a compatible handset and supported carrier, the MusicQubed chart app, Samsung says, gives users unlimited plays of the current UK top 40. It apparently works by caching these tracks overnight, meaning there's no need to stream out of your precious cellular data allowance. The app also delivers "daily celebrity news updates," if you're into that sort of thing. There's also social integration via both Twitters and the Facebook. Galaxy phone owners will get free access to the app for two months, after which it'll cost £1 per week.
Check past the break for the full presser.
SAMSUNG LAUNCHES THE OFFICIAL TOP 40 CHART APP POWERED BY MUSICQUBED
4th July 2012, London, UK – Samsung today unveiled the latest innovative content for its range of Galaxy smartphones – The Official Top 40 Chart App, launching on the Galaxy Ace II which is now available in UK stores.
Exclusive to Samsung, the Official Top 40 Chart App, powered by mobile music company MusicQubed, delivers unlimited plays of all the tracks in the Official Top 40 Singles Chart (as compiled by the Official Charts Company), from Rihanna to Coldplay, straight to Samsung mobile phones.
The app downloads and caches tracks overnight during off-peak network times which results in no streaming, no interruptions and no adverts; just all the latest hits available instantly on mobile devices. The service features daily chart updates which are delivered automatically so playlists are never out of date.
Plus, there are daily celebrity news updates and ‘What’s Hot’ bonus tracks included – a must for music fans who want to stay up to date with all the latest tracks and news. Notifications provide updates immediately and the app links to Facebook and Twitter, so owners of a Samsung device can comment and share what they’re listening to with friends and followers.
Samsung has partnered with MusicQubed and the Official Charts Company to make the Official Top 40 Chart App exclusively available on Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, available free for a two month trial period with an Access All Areas pass available after the free trial period from just £1 a week.
The Official Top 40 Chart App is available on the Galaxy Ace II which offers customers a device that delivers efficient multi-tasking, screen transitions and graphics for various applications and games. As well as 4GB of internal storage so that films, photos and a huge range of personal multimedia content can be easily stored, viewed and shared whilst out and about.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The Official Top 40 Chart App, powered by MusicQubed, is the latest exclusive content we’re bringing to our devices and we’re delighted to make it available to our customers. Access to all the latest chart hits instantly and exclusively free on Samsung devices, the Official Top 40 Chart App is a great content offering and is the latest example of Samsung’s drive to provide innovative technology to suit our customers’ lifestyles.”
Chris Gorman, CEO, MusicQubed said:“Samsung and MusicQubed, with the support of the Official Charts Company and the UK music industry, have created a truly compelling and unique mobile music proposition that simply offers customers immediate access to the most current, desirable hit music and premium content on their Samsung Galaxy phones.”
Universal Music UK has worked closely with Samsung on the genesis of the app. Brian Rose, MD, Commercial Division, says, “We believe the Official Top 40 Chart App will excite consumers, increase engagement with music and add value to the incredible devices that Samsung bring to the market. Having a music service with the leading mobile device company in the UK and globally is good news for the UK music industry.”
The Official Top 40 Chart app is embedded onto the home screen of the latest Samsung Galaxy devices and will be available to download from the Google Play store.