At the MWC 2013 event, Samsung has unveiled HomeSync, which is essentially a media hub for home entertainment. Users can wirelessly connect their Galaxy handset to the Homesync hub and stream videos from the smartphone to the big screen.
HomeSync is fairly spacious, packing 1 terabyte of storage space and features a 1.7GHz dual-core processor. The hub runs an Android Jelly Bean interface on your TV and includes a digital audio port, two USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a Micro-USB port and a powering port on the back.
Once you connect your handset with the hub, you can access your handset’s apps on the big screen. Not only that, you can run a whole lot of other native Samsung apps using HomeSync.
You can also download the HomeSync app on your Galaxy smartphone and use it turn your smartphone into a remote control for the media hub. Another interesting and useful feature is that apart from streaming content to the TV, users can also mirror the display of their smartphone onto the big screen.
The feedback so far regarding the silver-black, glossy HomeSync has been good. Many have pointed out the hyper-sensitivity of the touchscreen when using the handset as a remote control but apart from this minor glitch, the home theater media hub has been able to woo many critics. It remains to be seen how successful Samsung’s offering is, when pitted against the likes of Apple TV.