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Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Will Serve as Secondary Home TV



At a recent Samsung event in Europe, the Korean tablet- and phone-maker told Pocket-lint that the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 could stream television broadcasts from the company’s upcoming Smart TV HDTVs. Essentially, this would turn the Android smartphone and tablet into secondary television displays while inside the user’s home.

For the TV streaming function to work, users must own a D7000 or D8000 Smart TV set. The mobile devices will be able to tap into the television’s secondary tuner, which would allow content to be streamed to the handheld devices. This means that users who, for instance, don’t have a television in their bedrooms can now carry a Galaxy Tab 10.1 into their bedroom to watch TV.

In the past, Samsung has provided integration with its television sets from its smartphone and tablets. Users with a Galaxy S or Galaxy Tab can use their devices as remote controllers for select WiFi-enabled Samsung TVs.



  1. Anonymous

    03/04/2011 at 3:07 pm

    There is so much more you can do with that tablet! Don’t be tethered to your home like with Comcast’s Live Streaming. Using my TV Everywhere App I can watch Live or Recorded TV anywhere in the world that I can find a 3G connection, that means instead of using my Galaxy tablet like a second TV in my house, it acts like a second TV anywhere I go (again, provided there’s 3g). I’ve used this stuck at the airport, on my lunch break at work, in the waiting room at the dentist. You can get so much more out of a tablet with the right apps, and for TV, the best app is TV Everywhere through DISH.

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