by Adam Poltrack
Recently, Samsung indicatedÂ that it would be expanding its Music Hub service to reach more countries and more devices. Currently, the cloud-based service is available in seven countries and is exclusive to Samsungâ€™s devices, but it looks like that will soon change.
Though we canâ€™t see entrenched entities like iTunes and Spotify being out-competed in the foreseeable future, Music Hub does offer a comparable experience. The software allows users to meld their personal music cache with a streaming service, capability that had once been a novelty, but is fast becoming standard.
Samsung told The Next Web that compatibility was also a driving force in this decision, which was made in part to streamline the experience for consumers that own a Samsung product, in addition to hardware from other manufacturers.
No word yet on when, where, or exactly how Sammy will expand its service. In fact, we donâ€™t even know whether compatibility is the main concern here, or whether the company is looking to position its service as a true competitor to the big kids on the block.
For us, it would seem that Samsung sees a real opportunity here to diversify its business model and to turn a profit. Modern streaming services are ever-evolving, and consequently, thereâ€™s always an opening for an ambitious outfit to shoulder its way into the fray.
For the time being, Music Hub is limited to the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II, and is little more than a perk for owners of those two devices. But if the company is so inclined, it certainly has the means to make a play for the streaming music market.Â