Samsung device owners can check another service they rarely used off the list of bloatware these devices come pre-installed with. The company announced today that it is going to close its Video and Media Hub service on August 1st. This move comes merely weeks after Samsung announced that it is killing the Music Hub service. The company didn’t reveal exact reasons as to why Video and Media Hub is going to bite the dust, but it is what it is.
What Samsung did say is that even though it is shutting down Video and Media Hub it is not turning its back in video products. Instead the company says it is now going to “focus on some exciting new video products.” What these products are going to be remain a mystery for now.
After August 1st no one will be allowed to re-download their past purchases. Samsung has already disabled the ability to purchase content from the Video and Media Hub. However the media player will continue to function for content that has already been downloaded and exists on a device’s storage.
Those who have purchased and downloaded content through the Video and Media Hub can now transfer it to the M-GO service. If you do that an exclusive “Welcome Offer” valued at up to $13 will be provided to you as an incentive. Previously purchased content will then be available from the M-GO library for no additional cost.