Samsung has sent emails to customers informing them that the company plans to shut down its Video and Media Hub on August 1. This news comes as Samsung has already pulled the plug on its Music Hub service.
Samsung was vague about why this decision was made, saying only that the company will now "focus on some exciting new video products." The ability to purchase or rent content from the Video and Media Hub has already been disabled and past purchases won't be able to be re-downloaded after August 1, but the video player can still be used for content that's already downloaded and stored on a device.
For users who still have downloaded content from the hub, Samsung is recommending those videos be transferred to the M-GO service. The email stated:
All Samsung Video and Media Hub customers who transfer their account to M-GO will receive the benefit of an exclusive Welcome Offer valued at up to $13. By transferring your Samsung Video and Media Hub content to M-GO, you will be able to access your previously purchased videos from M-GO's library at no additional cost. Once content is transferred, you will no longer be able to re-download content you purchased from Samsung Video or Media Hub.
A full FAQ on the Samsung Video and Media Hub shutdown is available from the company's website
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