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Mobile World Congress 2014: Samsung HomeSync is an Android media hub
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Mobile World Congress 2014: Samsung HomeSync is an Android media hub

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HomeSync is Samsung's answer to Apple TV with a media player that works with Android Jelly Bean

I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and I'm here at Samsung stand in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, taking a look at Samsung's new HomeSync media hub. The HomeSync is basically an Android powered media hub. It'll sit under your TV and you can navigate your way around using one of your Samsung Galaxy phones. You can stream all your favorite movies and TV shows from the Google Play Store, or your streaming services like Netflix. So it's got a 1 terabyte hard drive built in, so you can put your TV shows and movies in the disk and watch it offline. Treating an Android Jelly Bean is not difficult to see of the Android heritage. Within, it's got the same griddle icons in the bottom letting you quickly find the app you want to load up, all pop into a big west of installed apps. Treating only 1.7 gigahertz dual core processor, which should be plenty for video streaming. It's going head to head with the Apple TV, so if you really want to succeed it's going to have to make use of a good library of media. Although it's going to be on sale over U.S. first of April, Samsung has only given a 300 euros pricing. So we'll have to wait and see exactly how much it will cost over in the U.S. and in the U.K. when it launches in that later in the year. I'm Andrew Hoyle of the CNET U.K., and this is Samsung's HomeSync media hub.

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