Announcing the move, Samsung said that the decision was part of its ongoing strategy to deliver “great content experiences” on Galaxy mobile devices and Samsung smart TVs.
As of July 1, the ability to purchase and rent video from Samsung Video and Media Hub was disabled, and as of August 1, the media store will no longer be available.
Samsung said that to retain long-term access to previously purchased content, users should transfer their purchased titles at no additional cost to M-GO – Samsung’s new video partner and a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor.
“M-GO is the video service selected by Samsung to provide the best service and value for its video customers. Transferring your movies and TV shows to M-GO is the only way to preserve your current library, subject to availability on M-GO,” said Samsung.
M-GO is a premium streaming and download service headquartered in Hollywood. The M-GO app is available to download on Samsung TVs and mobile devices and the service offers movies and TV shows on a pay-per view basis.