Samsung Kills Video Service, Partners with M-Go3 Jul, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Starting in August, Samsung will kill its video service, instead partnering with transactional VOD entertainment service M-Go going forward. M-Go is a joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor.
Purchases previously made via the Samsung Video and Media Hub can be transferred to an M-Go account, and all Samsung video customers will receive as much as $13 in credit toward M-Go content by switching over.
Samsung said it’s canceling its video service so the company can “focus on some exciting new video products.”
“Samsung strives to deliver great content experiences on Galaxy mobile devices and Samsung Smart TVs and we’re constantly working to make those experiences unique and enriching for our consumers,” the company said. “As part of our ongoing strategy, Samsung Video and Media Hub will no longer be available as of Aug. 1, 2014.”
Titles purchased via Samsung that may not be available yet on M-Go will appear once M-Go makes them available, Samsung said. “Transferring your movies and TV shows to M-Go is the only way to preserve your current library, subject to availability on M-Go,” the company said. “Moving to M-Go means you will have access to such movies and shows that are available on M-Go that you’ve already purchased on Samsung.
At January’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung and M-Go announced a partnership to stream 4K content on Samsung Ultra-HD TVs.