Samsung unveiled its HomeSync streaming media box back at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, giving Galaxy device owners another way to stream content from their phones and tablets to their televisions. Today, the company’s announced that the box will officially go on sale on October 6 for the price of $300.
Samsung says HomeSync will be compatible with the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Camera, Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition, and “other devices that use Samsung Link.” As refresher, it comes with a 1TB hard drive, an HDMI port for hooking up to TVs, and support for keyboard and mouse control.
The HomeSync itself runs on Android with a TouchWiz-style interface, and supports up to eight different accounts on one box. Once you have it hooked up, you can store, sync and/or stream files and app content from your smartphone to the box, and then view them on your TV.
The idea is to turn your TV into a makeshift smart TV, one that’s controlled by your phone and lets you read the web, play games, watch movies, view YouTube videos, and listen to music on the big screen. And since it can both hold local files and stream content from the cloud, Samsung touts it as being nifty for taking your phone\’s content to TVs on the go.