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Samsung's Android flavored HomeSync media box now on sale

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Samsung's Android flavored HomeSync media box now on sale
Announced during last February's MWC and originally expected to launch in April, the Samsung HomeSync is now available. The media box offers 1TB of cloud based storage that up to 8 users will have access to. Connecting to your TV via the HDMI port, HomeSync allows you to download certain apps from Google Play Store, view YouTube videos, surf the web and more. And the box is powered by Android 4.2. In case you were wondering, a dual-core 1.7GHz Cortex A-15 CPU lives inside the box

The Samsung HomeSync is priced at $299.99 and you can send content through the box and to your large screen TV screen using certain Samsung Galaxy devices. While it would make sense to have a device that connects to your television play streaming video, certain sites like Netflix and Hulu are off-limits. The Samsung HomeSync is available right now from Amazon or your local Best Buy store.

The Samsung HomeSync is now available

The Samsung HomeSync is now available

source: Amazon via Phandroid

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posted on 06 Oct 2013, 14:36 1

1. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

nice but that price tag is too high for that device

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 14:55

2. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I remember watching the video announcement and I liked it a lot. But the price is a little high and there are other options out there. If you use iOS an Apple TV for 100$ is an awesome companion device that stream all your iCloud content like music, movies and rented stuff and allows to mirror your iOS device and has obviously TV services. Or maybe even Google Chromecast which is only 30$ and can also do some of that stuff.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 15:42

3. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

If this is too much for you guys then go to geekbuying and check out some of the android media sticks. I've seen reviews for a majority of them and they are very capable devices. Gaming is a blast on them since android supports controllers. Emulators anyone? That's what I'd mainly buy an android media box for old school gaming.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 15:51

4. maherk (Posts: 4849; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Its a nice piece of hardware, but a bit expensive. Last week I bought the Samsung Smart Blu-ray for 120$ from wallmart, and it is just great. Not just that it turns your tv into a smart one, but the screen mirroring option comes in handy. So you can also use it as an android tv box.

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