Samsung has announced that it plans on releasing an in home TV box that will be powered by Google's Android called ‘HomeSync’. The new Samsung device will be a multiple device box that will sync, store and even stream content to a connected TV or monitor. October 6th has been confirmed to be the release date and the new Samsung device is priced at $299 and will ship from various locations including the Samsung Experience Shops.
The current line of Samsung smartphones and tablets are among the most popular Android devices at the moment and only look to be gaining momentum. The HomeSync is now looking to bring a few more families into Samsung experience, with the ability to control your TV directly from your phone, either while you are at home or on the go will be a big draw for consumerism.
Nanda Ramachandran, who is the vice president of the future business of Samsung said,“Homesync is the latest addition to the Galaxy family of products and builds on Samsung's commitment to delivering innovative devices and advanced technologies to consumers.” He went onto also saying, “HomeSync is a powerful platform that we envision to be the center of a household’s connected life.”
The new Samsung Home device has a simple user learning curve, it mimics the feeling you get from using a Samsung Smartphone or tablet, while the HomeSync will also include up to 8 separate syncable accounts and 1 Terabyte of secured storage. The storage is great for uploading or downloading content from a mobile device such as Photos and videos. This means the users media can now be shared instantly back home with the ability to sync and upload them directly from a smartphone to the HomeSync device. Family photos can now be shared instantly.
The HomeSync device also uses HDMI to connect to your TV, thus turning any TV into a Smart TV. The price point really isn't too bad at $299 with what you get it you really do use all the features, but I suspect it will drop to $199 in 6 months. Now of course that is unless it get’s a huge following the way Google's $39.00 Chromecast did, but families who are looking to move into the future with the way their TV entertainment is set up, will probably find this to be the most useful. Keeping the family connected has now officially been upgraded into the world of technology, well at least 6 of them will be.