Hooking up the AllShare Cast Wireless Multimedia HDTV Hub in your home
3rd Dec 2012 | 11:14
Why should your media be stuck on your smartphone?
When it comes to media, most of us think that it's stuck in one place, be that on your PC, in your PVR or locked away in your smartphone.
But with the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II, things have moved on to another level. Want to download the latest movie on the way home then watch it on the big screen?
Or perhaps you want to stream the latest album on your handset but use your surround sound system to really hear the notes that would get lost in your headphones.
Wi-Fi Display wireless tech
Thanks to the Wi-Fi Display wireless technology on offer with the Samsung GALAXY Note II, you can team it with Samsung's AllShare Cast and bring the immense power of your smartphone to your living room.
The AllShare Cast Dongle is a discreet box that connects through HDMI to stream high definition picture quality from your Note II to the big screen, with a simple set up process. All you need to do is tap the button on the top and your AllShare Cast will pop up on your phone screen; one tap and you're paired for good – no need to repeat the process every time!
And once you're in, the world becomes your oyster, bringing with it the power of your handset in Full HD glory.
An entire universe of content
Let's begin with video – and we mean an entire universe of content. With myriad possibilities to download or rent the latest releases to your phone, all it takes is a few taps to enter the Samsung Video Hub or Google's Play Store and you're offered a plethora of titles in the palm of your hand that can be instantly shown on the TV.
Imagine you're watching the latest blockbuster on the train home, but your station appears just at the crucial moment when the hero is about to defuse something important.
You race home and leap through the door, but instead of having to mimic your carriage on the commute, hunched over a phone screen, in a few seconds you can be enjoying the movie from the point you left off with full-blown audio and the big screen experience.
Shaming mates has never been such fun!
Or maybe you've got some friends over and you begin talking about that latest hilarious video of your mate falling off something equally jovial.
Instead of having to crowd around your Note II, play that moment again and again on the TV for everyone to enjoy – and it's even better if your friend is there to sink further and further into the sofa.
There's also good news for the gamer with the Samsung GALAXY Note II paired with the AllShare Cast dongle. Simply fire up the latest title, be it Angry Birds Space or Real Racing and instead of playing on the smaller screen you've got the power of the console in your hands.
So that means you can fling your furious feathered friends in glorious high definition, or use the Note II as a gamepad (thanks to the built-in accelerometer) as you negotiate the racetrack to victory.
The smartphone that can do it all and more
But let's not forget that the Samsung GALAXY Note II is the smartphone that can do it all and more – with 2GB of RAM, the quad core processor and the power of the S Pen, it's a fantastic tool to allow you to manage your mess of emails, create and improve documents and even edit PowerPoint presentations on the go.
But what about when you arrive at the office and want to show off your fantastic work? You could mess about with emailing the right documents to your office server and attempting to find them, or you can whip out your ultra-portable AllShare Cast dongle and connect it up to the boardroom TV.
But it doesn't end there – with Wi-Fi Display the Note II will turn into a dedicated remote for your business meeting, meaning while the larger display is showing the key facts and figures you've skilfully whipped up, the smaller screen will allow you to shuttle through slides like a pro – plus you'll impress your boss with your gadget know-how to boot.
A world of music at your fingertips
And what better way to unwind after that heady meeting than with the world of music at your fingertips?
With Samsung's Music Hub, you've got the chance to access radio stations filled with all manner of tracks, with genres and channels ready to pump out the tunes at a moment's notice.
And while the speaker on the Note II is more than capable of giving these sounds a decent rendition, nothing beats connecting up to the AllShare Cast and blasting them out on a proper surround system through the HDMI connection.
So there you have it: while you might think that your media-filled world is stuck on your smartphone, with the power of the Note II combined with Samsung's new AllShare Cast you can unleash a world of wonder onto your TV.