Samsung announce the HomeSync Android set top box

Samsung announce the HomeSync Android set top box

Samsung HomeSync

Samsung have announced the HomeSync a home hub for sharing storage and content around the home. The box has a 1TB drive and can sync with eight separate accounts enabling each user to store and share and content around the home. The box has a 1.7GHZ Dual Core processor, 1GB memory, Gigabit Ethernet, wifi, USB 3 and HDMI output.

So that is another set top box competing for our attention but with Samsung’s massive share of the Smart Phone market this has the potential to be an interesting device.

The HomeSync runs Android Jelly Bean and will be available in the US from April 2013.

Details from Samsung:

Barcelona, February 24, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution that a shared storage fit for a family, the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.

Shared Storage for a Family

HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.

Entertainment on a Big Screen

The HomeSync brings the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly to the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos and apps, and all at a full HD 1080p.

Giving any HDTV new Smarts

Users can enjoy the full and familiar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and access to Play Store and all of your apps.  HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone.

HomeSync will be available from April 2013 starting in the US and continue to expand globally.

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