Samsung Galaxy Tab wireless TV streaming [Hands on]

April 15, 2011
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Samsung has a new feature for their Galaxy Tabs coming out which will add wireless TV streaming. Chris Davies over at Slashgear got a look at it during IFA 2011. Originally announced back in February, the new feature enables users of the Samsung D7000 or D8000 HDTVs to stream wirelessly to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 out of the box. It's very similar to Samsung's AllShare DNLA client, but it works the other way, with the HDTV transcoding the signal and sending it wirelessly to the Galaxy Tab.

Coming in the form of an app that will be preloaded on both 8.9 and 10.1 Galaxy Tab models, the app is essentially the remote control software on steroids. It's added a "watch TV option" and users can not only watch from their devices, but also use it as a kind of PIP and watch one thing on your TV and flip to another on your Tablet. It'll also work on Android smartphones as well. Users will, however, notice there's a little bit of a lag, considering the TV has to transcode the signal and stream it to your device.

But will users want to replace their Slingbox or Streaming Media Clients when their out and about? No word if it works over 3G, but if you're working in the garage during the big game, it could prove useful. Samsung says that the updated app will be made available at the Samsung App Store within a few weeks to a month. And in addition to being preloaded onto new Tablet models, it will also be available for the 7-inch Galaxy Tab through the App Store.

[via SlashGear]


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  • StreamToTV

    Neat but what about streaming from the device to the TV. . .

    • Anonymous

      Device to TV has always been enabled.

      But TV to device hasnt always been the case.

      That is why this is unique. Content owners might object to it though.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, my Ghod….. I feel very fortunate to have just purchased my new Galaxy Tab this week! And, like any new ‘toy’ I haven’t been able to put it down, except for when it’s plugged in, re-charging. And, now with this new App, I may have to have it permanently attached to one of my limbs. Can I have one of my old shirts altered to have a permanent receptical for it so I can take it everywhere……….. except maybe to the pool. Electronics and water just don’t mix.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, my Ghod….. I feel very fortunate to have just purchased my new Galaxy Tab this week! And, like any new ‘toy’ I haven’t been able to put it down, except for when it’s plugged in, re-charging. And, now with this new App, I may have to have it permanently attached to one of my limbs. Can I have one of my old shirts altered to have a permanent receptical for it so I can take it everywhere……….. except maybe to the pool. Electronics and water just don’t mix.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, my Ghod….. I feel very fortunate to have just purchased my new Galaxy Tab this week! And, like any new ‘toy’ I haven’t been able to put it down, except for when it’s plugged in, re-charging. And, now with this new App, I may have to have it permanently attached to one of my limbs. Can I have one of my old shirts altered to have a permanent receptical for it so I can take it everywhere……….. except maybe to the pool. Electronics and water just don’t mix.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JakeMabus Jake Mabus

    Can the Galaxy Tab 10.1 connect to the Samsung UNC558000 via wireless network?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JakeMabus Jake Mabus

    Can the Galaxy Tab 10.1 connect to the Samsung UNC558000 via wireless network?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JakeMabus Jake Mabus

    Can the Galaxy Tab 10.1 connect wirelessly to a UN55C8000?

    • Campanelli Marco

      Wha`s the app nome?

    • Campanelli Marco

      Wha`s the app nome?

    • Leifiss

      Originally announced back in February, the new feature enables users of the Samsung D7000 or D8000 HDTVs to stream wirelessly to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 out of the box. It’s very similar to Samsung’s AllShare DNLA client, but it works the other way, with the HDTV transcoding the signal and sending it wirelessly to the Galaxy Tab.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/JakeMabus Jake Mabus

    Can the Galaxy Tab 10.1 connect wirelessly to a UN55C8000?

  • B_washington24

    I have a question? Do you need a wire connection to watch tv with the galaxy tab 10.1 i brought it the other day ans for some reason it works but to watch tv it doesnt just changing channels and the volume works but no scene on the tab

  • cairnsy

    IT WOULD BE USEFULL IF YOU GAVE THE NAME OF THE APP OR HOW TO DO THIS ..

  • Tupepicar

    das it works  on samsung galaxy tab 10.1?

  • Pat Butler

    can i connect a galaxy 5″ tab to a smart tv

  • Joshfyou

    you fucking stupid ashole, what is the name of the app????

  • Walter8020

    Wtf it said it would be preloaded but i just got my tab last week and nothing here helppppppppp!

  • http://twitter.com/tkd_tigre Tom Cruz

    just ask question why i can’t view livestreaming on my samsung galaxy tab 7.7?

  • rjl

    Whats the name of the app!!!