Now you and your family can enjoy instant entertainment in the palm of your hand. Available exclusively on Samsung devices, the Samsung Media Hub takes advantage of the stunning viewing quality on both phones and tablets. Media Hub offers TV shows the day after they air as well as past seasons. In addition, select movies will be available the day they are released on DVD. Media Hub is focused on providing you the latest blockbuster action movies, family movies, comedy movies and thrillers, with classics like "The Godfather" and "Caddyshack" that you will love.
With progressive download, you can start to watch instantly while you download your content; no waiting like other stores. Media Hub is a real cloud service; you can have the purchases you have made on up to five devices at a time, and you never have to sync with a PC — all downloads are over WiFi. Your purchases are tied to your account, so there's no need to back up your content on the device. Access the Samsung Media Hub and watch what you want, when you want, where you want.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How soon will new releases be available?
A: Depending on the title and studio, new releases are available the day of the DVD release or shortly thereafter. TV shows will be available as soon as the day after they originally aired, depending on the studio.
Q: How many times can a rental be watched?
A: You can watch a rental an unlimited number of times, as long as it has not expired.
Q: What happens if I am downloading a movie or TV show and I move out of coverage?
A: When you move out of a WiFi network, your download will be suspended. Your download will resume once you access the My Media screen and refresh your content while on a WiFi network.
Q: How do I stop others from making purchases on my account?
A: Just like your email address login, your Media Hub login information is extremely sensitive. You must never give out your information if you do not want other people accessing it. In order to prevent inadvertent access of your account through simple access of your device by another party, you are automatically logged out every 20 minutes. This does not affect your ability to browse through the store but it does prevent you from editing account information and making purchases.
Once you have the Media Hub open, three main screens will give you access to the major functions within the application.
- My Media: Manage and Watch Your Content
- Movie Store: Browse, Search, Buy and Rent Movies
- TV Store: Browse, Search, Buy TV Shows
After selecting Movie Store, you will be able to browse through multiple movie genres like Action, Comedy and Family. Select a genre and begin scrolling through the various movie selections within that category. You can either purchase a movie or rent it from 24 to 48 hours depending on your movie selection. After the download, you will have 30 days from purchase to start watching your selection. You will then have 24 to 48 hours to finish watching the movie.
From the My Accounts screen, you can manage your account details, view purchases, manage devices or reset your Media Hub. To access the My Accounts screen, you must log in and click the Menu button to bring up the Options menu. Once you are on the My Accounts screen, you will have the following options.
- My Details: View / Edit Your Accounts Details
- My Purchases: View All of Your Stored Purchases
- My Payment Methods: View / Edit Card Details
- Manage My Devices: View / Edit Devices Linked to My Account
- Log Out: Log Out of the Video Store
- Reset Media Hub: Wipe Account Data. This function will also erase all of your media content.
You are able to manage and track all of your programs from one screen. Once a program has finished downloading, the selection will have a white lock symbol on the Play icon. In order to play the program the first time, you must set up an active data connection to unlock the file.
After selecting TV Store, you will be able to scroll through the various television networks (NBC, Warner, MTV, Paramount and Universal) and search for your favorite shows. You will even be able to catch series premieres and new episodes the day after they air. After you find a particular show, you have the option to either purchase the season or select an individual show.
Note: Television shows are only available for purchase.
Purchasing a movie or TV show
After a movie or TV show is selected, you must log in to your account to reach the Choose Payment Method screen. Your options include entering your payment information, selecting a credit card already on file, or being billed by your carrier later. Once you make your selection, your payment is processed and you will be directed to the confirmation screen.
At the confirmation screen, press the Download button to begin downloading your program immediately. You will be directed to the My Media screen to manage your downloads.
Note: You can only download content if you are on a WiFi network.
At the My Media screen you will be able to track the download process in the queue. You will have the ability to prioritize your selections if you have multiple downloads in your queue.
Note: You can watch your program while it is downloading as long as the play button is enabled and not grayed out.
Screen images simulated. Appearance of device may vary. Some features may not be available in all areas.