Samsung HomeSync media center priced at $299, arrives October 6th

October 3, 2013

    Samsung-HomeSync

    You might remember the Samsung HomeSync media center from when it was first unveiled in January. After a bit of a wait, the HomeSync can finally be yours come this Sunday, October 6th.

    Like Chromecast and similar media streaming devices, HomeSync transforms your standard HDTV into a smart device. Unlike the aforementioned devices, the HomeSync is powered by Android Jelly Bean, works with a wide range of Google Play apps and utilizes your Galaxy smartphone or tablet as a remote control.

    Not enough for you? The HomeSync also packs a whopping 1 terabyte of storage, and all of its stored content can be shared with your Galaxy devices. Even better, you can even share through mobile broadband. This syncing relationship goes both ways, which means that photos or videos you take on the go can be easily sent back and stored to the HomeSync.

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    Similar to the Galaxy Gear, the HomeSync will not work with just any Android device. Your mobile device must support Samsung Link, which includes quite a few Galaxy branded handsets and tablets including the Note 3 and Galaxy S4.

    As you might have already guessed, the HomeSync doesn’t come cheap. The media center device will set consumers back $299. Is it worth the money? Honestly it just depends on how ingrained you are into the Samsung ecosystem, and whether or not you like the idea of storing a massive amount of local music, movies and photos.

    What do you think, interested in the Samsung HomeSync or not?

    Comments

    • Amadeus Klein

      Meh… Give me one that works as a Media Center Extender, or at least has DLNA capabilities to broadcast and/or pull content to/from a network…

    •   

      Now Samsung prices everything $299, whether it’s a phone, smartwatch or media server.

    • Armin

      never ever !! $299 nooo

    • K.

      Samsung have become insane. Who wants to buy media centre that you can only use with one brand and for $300?

    • EdTheFish

      No thanks much better devices available with non hardware dependent functionality

    • Anirudh

      Announced in Jan, launching in Oct.. What were they doing in beetween ? Try to stablize andoid on1TB of space ?

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