Watch Samsung Galaxy S4s get their groove on doing the surround thing in a Group Play demo

Watch Samsung Galaxy S4s get their groove on doing the surround thing in a Group Play demo
With the Galaxy S4 Samsung is shipping something it calls Group Play, which it demonstrated for us back during the official unveiling. It essentially allows one master device to control a few others, creating group music playback with all the makings of a surround sound system, but also works for pics and vids, too.

The feature is accompanied by playlists creation and sharing, visualizations, and so forth niceties for enhancing the Group Play effect. Now that Galaxy S4 handsets are already out and about, it's no surprise that we are getting live demos of the functionality, and it is coming to other Samsung gear, too, so check out the video demonstration below.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Amazing! Imagine playing the song below using Group Play, and using 8 Galaxy S4s together!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASO_zypdnsQ

31. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Best smartphone ever in the history so far.

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree!

36. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apple must be looking at this and then going "WTF else can it do??" Gotta admit whether anyone uses these features or not, Samsung have surely got their schizzle together on the SG4

39. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The same amount of ppl widget will use these features...I think less lol average person doesn't even know that samsung has these features they be like everyone bandwagon a phone...dont get me wrong its a great I will be getting because of the power behind looks suck lol...but majority are idtios lol

2. huguleyite

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

How much cooler can you get?

3. mydi.maus unregistered

worthless..

6. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Like you?

15. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

It's a very cool feature, but how functionality will it be for daily use? I think that's the standard that he took

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Actually it encourage teens to get S4. They get to burst their favorite tune during break. Its also useful if your friend has a s4 and you need temporary loudness to heard a clip in public.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

coooooooooooooool!!!!

5. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

release it already .. so i can root the darn thing!

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! It is a perfect tool using which you and your friends can easily piss off someone in a public places. :D

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Or just get something thats much cheaper than a bunch of S4s that sounds much better like a Sony xplod.

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Seems that you didn't get whole idea. :)

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What if one S4 user don't have the same file? Large pdf files, lengthy HD videos and stuff like that. Will it still work too?

9. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Lol, den shre it frst

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What?

17. Deadeye37

Posts: 310; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Yup, just share it first with that quick share feature (don't remember the official name).

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Do you think that even makes sense?? Why would anyone want to share it first to another device just to group play?? I thought this would be some kind of wireless screen mirroring.

33. MultiYouTroll

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

you don't make sense.. why wouldn't you share a file if not for the group play?

35. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Jezz! So You'll share files only for the sake of showing off the group play feature? And not for keeping the file to yourself? That kind of defeats other file sending features.

37. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Oh my.. educate urself, U just find urself as a hater and talk nonsense excuses and discredts against d s4

40. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Educate yourself first...i don't hate any device!!

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Those are Galaxy S3 phones. You all got trolled.

18. Nephylim

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

stupid + blind + troll = you

19. SleepingOz unregistered

You must be really blind then, this ain't no ip4 -ip4s! Same design cues doesn't mean same exact design. The GSIV actually looks much better than the GSIII.

22. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

S3 and S4 has no difference in apperance. I think it should really just name it S3s.

24. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Its different, if you can't tell the differences between an s3 and s4 your probably an idiot.

27. SleepingOz unregistered

Please do us a favour, go see an ophthalmo..

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