Magna Carta Holy Grail app fails; one million Samsung Galaxy owners can't download Jay-Z's new album
posted by Alan F. / Jul 04, 2013, 2:35 PM
In addition, the first million Galaxy owners with the app were supposed to be able to download the album once the clock struck 12 this morning. But the app did not work and a million people were left hanging in the wind. To add insult to injury, the free behind the scene content on the app also has not been working. Jay-Z fans have been left looking for ways to pirate the tracks.
Unfortunately, when something like this happens, it leaves a bad taste in the mouths of consumers. If Samsung tries to do something like this again, whether with Jay-Z or another artist, there will be a backlash from those who were promised something that Samsung failed to deliver. It should be interesting to see the spin that comes out of both Samsung's and Jay-Z's camps over the next few days.
UPDATE: Apparently Samsung has corrected the problem from earlier in the day as we are hearing from our readers that they are now able to download the album. Enjoy!
Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011
I have a galaxy s 3 and it took a little bit for it all to work. I did get the album but after 2 hours AFTER the release point. It wasn't worth it to be honest.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 2:37 PM 5
Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2010
You got an ENTIRE ALBUM FREE 3 days before it releases to the general public but because you weren't able to get it for 2 hours after the initial release it's not worth it? Wow.... sense of entitlement in this country is embarassing
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 3:18 PM 22
Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011
Sure i'm happy that I got the album but I just didn't like what Jay Z did, I listened to a lot of the songs and I just didn't like them. That's what made it not worth it. Had it been some one else I really liked I would been super happy. Yeah I got an entire album for free but i just didn't like how they executed the plan.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 3:23 PM 3
Posts: 31101; Member since: Feb 05, 2011
Man is this was apple, the Sammites would be all over it.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 2:49 PM 7
Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011
"Man if ('Conjunction junction what's your function?' - apparently, you don't know!) this was Apple," the iTuniTes would have to pay $29.99 for the album (even if it were worth only a penny) because nothing on iOS is "FREE"!!
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 5:26 PM 8
Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010
For one why would apple do this. If it's successful they might. But let's be real apple doesn't give a cap about its consumers as long as there is a demand for there product. It doesn't matter how they drive that demand.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 7:59 PM 1
Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 25, 2012
I downloaded it no problem. Awesome!! No fail here
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 2:49 PM 14
Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012
Errmm...downloaded mine on my GS4, also downloaded on my mates phones which include GS4, GS3 LTE and GNote2. http://imgur.com/ajWp7GK :) already listened to the whole album, so not quite sure what PA is on about? Maybe me and the MANY on Twitter, Instagram and Vine who posted that we got it are imagining it.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 2:57 PM 5
Posts: 670; Member since: Oct 23, 2011
I downloaded it pn my Galaxy Note 2. You just have to wait a while for the content to show up in the app.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 3:32 PM 0
Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010
The album is average at best. The app is even worse. You cant use the album in the music player on the phone, you can't rewind or fast forward any tracks, there's no credits for the album. Jay-Z is smart, this album would've tanked without this samsung push!
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 3:34 PM 1
Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 02, 2013
phonearena was to quick to qossip, not everyones app failed . i got mine last night at 12.03 am along with my friends who also have the S4. the Album is worth the wait even if it was 3 sec or 3 hours later
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 4:09 PM 4
Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011
Rap sucks and so does jay z enough said
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 4:20 PM 1
Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012
Very true+1 Raggae and Dub music is much better. More listenable and enjoying and chilled. Not swearing and your mom this, your dad this, I fkd this, drugs bla bla bla. I mean am I in a aggresive mood or hyped! Music is ment to be enjoyed. ENIGMA® is a great master piece of music to listen and chill to. ®
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 4:42 PM 1
Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011
Listen to the album, you won't be disappointed unless Rap just isn't your genre. Maybe because I grew up around so many different types of music I'm open to anything. The production is really good. There aren't many albums that I can say that I didn't skip or dislike a track, but this one is one of those for sure. Also, if Rap/Hip-Hop is your genre, listen to Joey Bada$$' mixtape. He did his thing. He's only 17 and much better than a lot of older rappers.
posted on Jul 05, 2013, 12:04 AM 1
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