Samsung announces HomeSync - a 1TB media streaming hub with Android and multiple format support

Samsung just took the wraps off its HomeSync media streaming and sharing device, which comes complete with 1TB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0 port. Powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, the "home hub" runs Android and supports up to eight separate accounts for the whole family to take part in jolly sharing, but provides encryption for each one if needed, too.

You can hook it up to your TV via the HDMI port, and, as we are used to from Samsung's smart television sets, it supports multiple video formats for streaming from your Galaxy or other devices in 1080 Full HD definition. The HomeSync media sharing hub will be available some time in April, and price is to come at a later date.



11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I can't believe how Google and Android vendors don't see the potential of such boxes as a all in one gaming console .. Just put a beastly chip in there and you get a winning all in one media/internet/entertainment device for a living room. P.s. is this an Exynos 5 dual with Mali 605? If so, then it already is a good game console!

16. blackhand1001

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

yes it is. The model number with specs leaked a few weeks ago and confirmed it had the exynos 5250. They weren't sure at the time what it was. Search "What is the GT-B9150 Samsung Exynos Homesync with 5?" to find the article.

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

sony released a similar device earlier at CES. many said it was unnecessary. let's see what samsung fans have to say about this similar offering.

10. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You always bring Sony on any place..

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Unnecessary?? Please enlighten me on how is that unnecessary..

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2341; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

If it had a TV tuner with PVR capabilities it would be totally winning... Because of it not having this, just a waste of time for me.... :(

4. MartianMe unregistered

Samsung why can't you design your fones the same way you designed this device?...Look at it is just beautiful crafted. please use the same artistic elements on the GS4.

7. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Ikr the electronics department just crushes the mobile department

8. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

actually, if you look at their electronic products and home appliances - they have top of the line designs and looks very premium. Esp their LED designs are the best in class when compared to the competition. Dont know why they lag behind when it comes to mobile designs; though the hardware is awesome.

3. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I wonder how much would that set me back. If its gonna be priced similary to an External HDD, then I wont bother with External HDDs anymore :D I NEED ONE [If its cheap] :D

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

A wifi 500 GB HDD of Seagate costs about $200, so I don't believe it can be less than twice to three times higher than the HDD cost only. I think it is reasonable because just of the ports, multi-platform streaming power, full HD codec with the powerful Exynos 5 processor running Android.

13. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

$600 seems absurd. $400 still seems steep, but I'm guessing that's closer to where it will be. maybe they will blow away the competition with a sub $300 price tag.

15. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

God, That's E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E !!

2. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Damn I think I might have to buy that, Android with 1TB. *homer simpson drool*

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Exactly what I'm looking for! always having trouble finding a device that can stream off from my Android phone.

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