The glossy black box, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, has an HDMI connection, but also hooks up to other gadgets over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The HomeSync hub streams Android movies, TV shows, and games, but Samsung promises the system will also work with Galaxy smartphones, giving smartphone owners the power to beam their home movies or photos onto the big screen.
Samsung says the HomeSync will feature a “Jelly Bean media player,” so while there’s no detail yet on the HomeSync interface, it should be broadly familiar to anyone who’s toyed around with Android before. Access to the Google Play store is also confirmed.
The freshly unveiled media streamer puts Android movies, TV shows and games on your television, and also lets you stream home movies from a Galaxy smartphone.
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.
The HomeSync brings the best of Android games, 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.
Powering the system is a GAIA 1.7GHz Cortex dual-core processor, while other hardware niceties include USB 3.0, Micro-USB, and an optical audio connection with 1GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC + 1 TB HDD.
There’s no word on pricing yet, but HomeSync will be available from April 2013 in select countries and continue to expand globally says Samsung.