HomeSync

Streaming box compatible with some non-Samsung phones after app update

Samsung's HomeSync, the Android-powered media center box released a couple of months ago in the U.S., is now compatible with some non-Samsung smartphones after an update to the accompanying HomeSync app. Previously limited to just Samsung's Galaxy devices, the change opens things up to a handful of smartphones from rival manufacturers as part of an update dated Dec. 11.

The app description shows that HomeSync is now compatible with the HTC One, HTC Butterfly, Sony Xperia Z, ZL and SP and LG Optimus G Pro and Nexus 4 — alongslide a slew of current Galaxy phones and tablets. The app listing also advises that non-Samsung devices may have "limited access to some functions" — so we're still a ways off universal compatibility here, but it's a start.

The Samsung HomeSync sells for $299 in the U.S. and allows users to access content stored on its 1-terabyte built-in hard drive remotely, as well as pushing content to the box from a supporting smartphone. It can also run Android apps from Google Play or Samsung's own ecosystem.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

 

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Samsung HomeSync now compatible with more devices

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i care.
so do all the other firsters!
and so do you. otherwise you wouldn't have replied.
jealousy is a b-atch my friend.

But you're the only "firster," lol.

And, what exactly is he jealous of? I'm not following...

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Pretty soon you'll be banned, along with your first comments and our site will be back to normal.

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No the filter just needs to be set to change it from 'first' to I am a douchenozzle

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Dammit man, I am a commenter not a clairvoyant!

People really still do this? I thought that died. But we have a new generation of kids so I guess that's why it's still around.

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Yep, that's the future of the human race. We're in for a helluva ride, lol.

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A step in the right direction.

Hopefully, they'll do the same with the Gear.

That would make the watch more attractive.

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I like the idea of this thingamajigga. And they aren't skipping on storage either, so you can just transfer anything to it and use it to store things too, I presume.

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I saw a video on it once, and you are supposedly able to instantly upload files, pictures, and videos to it from your phone when you take them. It also plugs into your TV and runs Android, so its basically like hooking a 1 terabyte Samsung tablet up to your TV.

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No, it has a hard drive. It is basically like your own personal Drop box, just your files are stored in your house instead of on someone's else's server.

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Terrible price. It's like a home server for your phone. Just turn and old computer into a server with an $80 1tb hard drive.

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Outside idiots like me who have 8-9 of them laying around, most people get rid of computers once the break and replace them

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Dammit man, I am a commenter not a clairvoyant!

I don't see that as a bad price. It's able to run android apps, it's your own cloud server and it's got enough storage. There's a lot of other things that are more ridiculously priced.

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Its interesting to see Samsung make so many of their accessories only compatible with their phones. I wonder if that actually helps them sell more phones, or if they would make more money by making the accessories more compatible with other devices. They may just not want to deal with the cost of making sure their accessories STAY compatible with other devices.

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I would think the box would sell more if it was available to more people. Why would someone buy it if their phone isn't compatible...

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Even though no support yet for moto phones,, still a good idea,, wonder how long before ChromeCast goes this direction

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