The new service, dubbed Music Hub, will be very similar to one that Samsung already offers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain; it charges 9.99 pounds a month in the U.K. and 9.99 Euros elsewhere.
Subscribers there can stream on-demand songs from a catalog of more than 15 million tracks, create custom radio stations akin to
The catch is that the service is only available on Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphones, at least for now.
Samsung declined to disclose the pricing or launch date for the U.S. debut of Music Hub, which is developed by mSpot, a mobile music company based in Palo Alto that Samsung purchased in May for an undisclosed amount.
Once in the U.S., Samsung will compete with a slew of rivals, including Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio and Pandora.