Samsung discontinues its mirroring app for smartphones

Samsung discontinues its mirroring app for smartphones
Samsung is notifying customers that the SideSync app will be discontinued next month. The South Korean company cites changes “in internal operation policy” for the removal of the app, which has more than 50 millions of downloads in the Google Play Store.

Ironically, Samsung added support for Android 9.0 Pie early this year, which suggests that the decision to discontinue SideSync was probably taken more recently. For those unaware, the SideSync app lets users share their smartphone's screen and data with a tablet or PC.

As TizenHelp points out, instead of SideSync, Samsung now recommends Galaxy smartphone users to download Samsung Flow, an app that does exactly what the soon to be discontinued SideSync app does.


Effective October 15, Samsung SideSync will no longer work, so if you want to be able to share your smartphone's screen with your PC or tablet, you'll have to switch to Samsung Flow.

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2 Comments

1. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

They've been saying this for a while. Only reason i knew was because i used sidesync and i'm now on flow

2. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

It's a real shame because side sync always worked better and faster for me than flow. At least they finally added WAN support to flow so it's not as abominable slow as it was on just Bluetooth.

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