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

 
There are 29 comments

samxool says:

First!
Don't hate me for getting first first.
don't hate the player.
hate the game

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Congratulations!

Have a cake that says "Nobody cares" on it.

samxool says:

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.

MERCDROID says:

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

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

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jackwagon06 says:

I had to re-read it.....I thought it said "so do all the other fisters"......

hodan says:

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

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MERCDROID says:

Pretty soon? Why hasn't this happened yet? Lol, Do we need a petition?

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NoNexus says:

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!

MERCDROID says:

That, Sir, would be amazing.

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zippox180 says:

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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MERCDROID says:

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

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

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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It also says one terabyte of cloud storage... So it's not a hard drive?

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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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That's pretty damn cool. And not too bad of a price I think.

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hodan says:

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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NoNexus says:

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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MERCDROID says:

Good show!!

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Good show? Lol

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NoNexus says:

spot on.

for those that are less technically advanced, this is not a bad deal at all.

tone84 says:

Never heard of it lol

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Johnny Z says:

Damn, I thought they would have made it compatible with more wallets.

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Justin Stepp says:

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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zizu101 says:

Homesink would be the better name:>)

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LeroyRJR says:

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

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