Samsung Intros HomeSync to Bridge Galaxy Phones and TVs
Samsung today announced the HomeSync, a media center for consumers that runs Android and serves as a companion to the company's mobile devices. The HomeSync includes 1TB of internal storage and connects to HDTVs via HDMI. The user interface looks and acts similar to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets, which can be used to control the HomeSync. HomeSync supports up to eight separate accounts and can be used to store music, videos, and photos, as well as play that content on an HDTV. The HomeSync also allows Samsung device owners to access their stored content when they are away from home. HomeSync is compatible with any device that uses Samsung Link, including the Galaxy S4 and S III, Note 3 and II, the Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1, and the Galaxy Camera. It costs $299 and will be available from Amazon.com, Samsung.com, and Best Buy stores beginning October 6. Customers who register their new HomeSync will receive $50 in credit for content purchases in the Samsung Hub.
Samsung Giving Away Gear VR to Galaxy S Buyers
Samsung said it will give a Gear VR headset to people who buy one of its Galaxy S smartphones between now and June 19. The qualifying handsets include the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy Note 5.
Samsung Says Unlocked Galaxy S8, S8+ Go On Sale May 31
Samsung today said unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones will be available online later this month. People interested in the unlocked phones can pre-order them from BestBuy.com and Samsung.com beginning today.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Samsung Makes Good On Promise to Sell Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung today made unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones available for sale. People interested in the unlocked phones can pick them up at select Best Buy retail stores, as well as BestBuy.com and Samsung.com.
Samsung to Pour Milk Video Down the Drain Nov. 20
Samsung today indicated via the Google Play Store that it will discontinue its Milk Video app and service for Android smartphones. "While we remain committed to providing premium entertainment services, we have decided to end support for the Samsung Milk Video app as of November 20, 2015," said Samsung.