In addition to rolling out a new member of the Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung today introduced a new 1TB media hub for your living room. Dubbed HomeSync, it’s an Android 4.1.2 powered drive that allows up to eight separate accounts to share content to and from other Galaxy devices. Want to watch your home videos or photos? Presto.
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One of the other great features of the HomeSync is that it allows users to play apps at 1080p HD, including titles from the Google Play Store.
The HomeSync is due in April 2013 however exact availability and markets are yet to be announced. Same for pricing, that’s still unclear at this point.
Samsung HomeSync creates connected media experience for the whole family
Provides home cloud for storing, sharing and streaming content across multiple devices
Barcelona, February 24, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution that a shared storage fit for a family, the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.
Shared Storage for a Family
HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.
Entertainment on a Big Screen
The HomeSync brings the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly to the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos and apps, and all at a full HD 1080p.
Giving any HDTV new Smarts
Users can enjoy the full and familiar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and access to Play Store and all of your apps. HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone.
HomeSync will be available from April 2013 in select countries and continue to expand globally.