The new Samsung Music Hub is built around the idea that Samsung wanted a very centralized way of providing music to their own Samsung devices. By doing this, they’ve used California-based company mSpot. The music service features several features that keeps users busy, including turning queues to playlists on the fly, a recommendation engine, up to 100GB of uncached storage for songs uploaded, lyrics listings for songs from the Music Hub or your own library, caching music if not near a wireless cell connection (as well as pre-caching for the next song in a playlist), and what is really described as a “gapless music experience”. Users can also import their music or to change audio quality (the standard being 64kbps and the higher quality will be able to gain access to 160kbps sound quality).
Currently, only devices on AT&T and U.S. Cellular will have access to the Music Hub (Galaxy S III phones get a 30-day free trial), while Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile availability has been unannounced.
It’s a decent start to Samsung having their own music service ready for their top-of-the-line devices. Better yet, there is also a web player which has access to the catalog and to cached songs. In the press release after the break, Samsung explains the different features available at different tiers, including the $10 monthly premium fee that gets you the music locker, as well as scan and matching songs for upload from your personal library.