Los Angeles: Samsung's new music service tries to combine four things into one: an all-you-can-listen plan like Spotify, a pay-per-song store like iTunes, an Internet music storage service like iTunes Match and a radio service like Pandora.
That's a great premise at a great price: At $10 a month, Music Hub promises an affordable, ad-free listening experience.
In practice, though, Music Hub can make your head spin. There are some redundant and confusing features and not everything worked properly. After trying it out for a week, I was left wondering why this was any better or worse than a pure music subscription plan.
Also, Music Hub works only on Samsung's Galaxy S III phone, which is becoming one of the iPhone's biggest rivals. The music service could help the Galaxy stand out as Samsung and Apple battle in court over how similar their devices look and feel. But I don't believe it's an incentive to switch....more
01:55 PM, Aug 23, 2012