Samsung will be shutting down its Music Hub service on July 1, according to a statement the manufacturer has sent to customers of the service. In the email, Samsung is advising users to "take the time to download all purchased content and use any remaining vouchers for Samsung Music before July 1, 2014 -- after that date they will no longer be available."
While Samsung failed to reveal the reason behind the closure of the Music Hub, the email stated that the manufacturer is looking to replace the service with "an even better and more complete musical experience." There is no way to be sure, but it looks like Samsung is getting ready to roll out its subscription-based streaming service, Milk Music, to a wider audience.
"We would like to inform you that Samsung Music is no longer available from 1 July 2014. However, we will announce an even better and more complete musical experience as a replacement option for Samsung Music [...] We ask you to take the time to download all of your purchased content before 1 July 2014 and to redeem any remaining vouchers for Samsung Music."
After making its debut earlier this year, the Slacker-powered Milk Music service is available only in the US, and is limited to high-end Galaxy devices. If Samsung is looking to replace Music Hub with Milk Music, it has to bring compatibility to additional Galaxy smartphones and tablets, in addition to launching the service in more regions.
It looks like Samsung is already in the process of adding support for more handsets, as the changelog for the Milk Music app on the Play Store indicates that the service is now available on the Galaxy S3 mini.