Posted Thu Jul 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company is closing its digital video store for smart TVs and mobile devices.
Samsung has announced the termination of its Video and Media Hub. As of July 1, users can no longer purchase or rent movies and TV shows through the service. Likewise, after August 1, users will no longer be able to re-download previously purchased content.
Customers with existing downloaded media can still watch their content through the video player until the end of 2014. With that said, Samsung recommends that users transfer their media files to the company's new video partner, M-GO. Developed through a joint venture between Technicolor and Dreamworks, M-GO is a streaming and downloading service that offers all of the latest movies and TV shows. Current Samsung Video and Media Hub users can now transfer their library of purchased videos (not rentals) to M-GO free of charge. Likewise, Samsung users will receive up to an additional $13 in promotional credit for making the switch.
M-GO is now available for download on several Samsung devices through the Google Play Store.
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