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Galaxy S4. Samsung Link

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Galaxy S4. Samsung Link
• Unlike purchased Media Content, rented Media Content will be
viewable on only 1 device in your account at a time.
• Media Content is downloaded and saved to your authorized
device's SD card. No SD Card included out of box.
• Your Media Content may pause/stop or not download in networks
where there is a weak signal.
• You may begin watching downloaded Media Content as soon as a)
license acquisition has occurred and b) sufficient amount of the
Media Content has been buffered.
• You must finish watching Media Content within the time limit set
out for each piece of content (which may be as short as 24
consecutive hours).
• Stopping, pausing or restarting rented Media Content does not
extend the available viewing time.
• In no event will rented Media Content be available for a period
of more than thirty (30) days (or shorter on a title-by-title basis)
after the Media Content has been rented (e.g., if you begin
viewing rented Media Content on the 29th day after the rental
transaction, but do not finish viewing the entire title, that rented
Media Content may not be available for the entire twenty-four
(24) consecutive hour period if such period would extend the
viewable time beyond the thirty (30) day rental window).
• Unless otherwise restricted by the Content Providers, you can
download Media Content to your TV using HDMI connections;
otherwise, you cannot play Media Content downloaded from your
mobile device output.
Samsung Link
This application wirelessly synchronizes your Samsung
mobile phone with your TV, streams content and even keeps
tabs on who calls or sends text messages with real-time,
on-screen monitoring. Samsung’s Samsung Link makes
staying connected easy.
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Allows users to share their in-device media content with
other external devices using DLNA certified™ (Digital Living
Network Alliance) Devices. These external devices must also
be DLNA-compliant. Wi-Fi capability can be provided to TVs
via a digital multimedia streamer.
AllShare/Samsung Link Definitions:
Samsung Link/
This new feature builds on the
AllShare Play
previous AllShare Play functionality. It
includes features such as Web storage
integration and social networking
integration. This is a Web service
that requires using a Samsung account.
Group Play
AllShare Cast
(with Hub
accessory)
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A subset feature of Samsung Link, this
allows you to mirror photos and
multimedia presentations with other
members of your current Wi-Fi
group. Users must be on the same
Wi-Fi and provide an access code to
join the group.
This feature functions with an
external AllShareCast Hub to fully
mirror what is currently displayed on
your device to the external TV.
Important! You must first connect both of your communicating
devices to the same Wi-Fi and be using an
active/registered Samsung account prior to using
this application.
For more information, refer to “Wi-Fi settings” on
page 248.
For more information, refer to “Creating a
Samsung Account” on page 20.
Note: For more information on defining the various features
definitions on page 218.
Important! The Samsung account manages the access
information (username/password) to several
applications, such as Samsung Link, Chat On, and
Samsung Hub.
1. Confirm you have already logged in to your Samsung
account.
2. From the Home screen, tap
(Samsung Link).
(Apps) ➔
3. If prompted with an on-screen notification about no
Wi-Fi detected, tap Cancel (to continue by using your
network connection) or Connect to continue.
4. Tap Sign in.
5. If prompted to log into your Samsung account, tap Sign
in and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: If the main screen still shows a Sign in box, close the
application and restart it.
6. Follow the on-screen prompts.
7. Scroll across the application screen to view either
MY RECENT CONTENT or DEVICES & STORAGE.
The DEVICES & STORAGE screen contains two separate
streaming media options:
• Registered storage: allows you to receive and playback media
stored externally (server, laptop, etc.) directly on your device by
allowing you to add a Web storage service for streaming
content.
• Registered devices allows you to stream/share selected
multimedia content from your device to DLNA compliant device
connected to the same Wireless Access Point.
Configuring Samsung Link Settings
The Samsung Link™ application must first be configured
prior to its initial use. You must setup parameters such as
connected Wi-Fi, Items to share, source server address, and
external device acceptance rights.
1. From the Home screen, tap
(Apps) ➔
(Samsung Link) ➔ DEVICES & STORAGE.
2. Press
and then tap Settings and configure the
following settings as desired:
• Registered storage: allows you to add a Web storage location.
Without a storage service/location added, you will not be able
to use Samsung Link.
• My device: displays your device name as it is used with
Samsung Link. Tap to change the device name.
• Save to: allows you to save your media to your internal phone
memory or to an SD card.
• Auto upload: allows you to enable automatic upload of images
from your device to those storage locations specified within the
Web storage list. Move the slider to the on position to activate
the feature.
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• Video optimization: allows you to setup the video quality for
streamed video content. Move the slider to the on position to
activate the feature.
• Password lock: allows you to restrict access to Samsung Link
by requiring a user enter the currently active and associated
Samsung account password. Move the slider to the on position
to activate the feature.
• My account: displays Samsung account information.
• Customer support: allows you to contact the Samsung Link
team via a new email from an available email account.
Setting Up Web Storage
Web storage services allow you to use storage space to store
your files and share them on the “Cloud”.
Note: If you are using another Web storage service, log into
that service first before using Samsung Link.
1. From the Home screen, tap
(Apps) ➔
(Samsung Link) ➔ DEVICES & STORAGE.
Note: When adding storage, an N Drive is added.
• About this service: displays application information.
2. If not already signed into your Cloud storage, tap
(Register storage) ➔ Sign in to your desired service.
Choose from: SugarSync, Dropbox, or SkyDrive.
– or –
Press
➔
and then tap Settings ➔ Registered storage
(Register storage).
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to register or log into
your cloud service.
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4. Once the process is successfully completed, the Web
storage icon or name appears in the Web storage area
of the main screen.
5. From the main screen, select a connected device and
then tap on the media that you would like to share.
• A file with
in the upper-left indicates it is stored remotely
on a Web storage location. Selecting this media causes your
device to access the file currently stored on your services’
servers.
To de-register Web storage service:
1. From the Home screen, tap
(Apps) ➔
(Samsung Link) ➔ DEVICES & STORAGE.
2. Press
and then tap Settings ➔ Registered storage
➔ Deregister.
3. Select a current storage service and tap OK.
Sharing files via Web Storage
Files can be uploaded to a Web storage location by either
login into the service and sharing a folder on your computer
with the storage location or sharing files, images, and videos
from your device.
To upload an image on your device to Web storage:
1. From the Home screen, tap
(Apps) ➔
(Gallery).
2. Select a folder location (ex: Camera) and open an
image by tapping it once. This opens the image in the
preview window.
Note: To select multiple images, touch and hold an image to
place a colored border around the selected images.
3. Select the remote storage location (ex: Dropbox).
4. Select the target folder location and select Upload. The
device then confirms the available storage locations
and begin the process of uploading the selected
images.
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Sharing Media via Samsung Link to a Target
Device
Important! Make sure all communicating devices are
connected to the same Wi-Fi.
1. Launch AllShare Play/Samsung Link on the target
device (such as an Internet TV, Samsung Tablet, etc..).
2. From the Home screen, tap
(Samsung Link).
(Apps) ➔
Note: You must be signed in to your Samsung Account before
you can use this feature.
3. Tap your device name from the Registered devices
area.
4. Tap an available category tab (Pictures, Music, Movies,
or Files) and select a file.
• A file with
in the upper-left indicates it is stored remotely
on a Web storage location. Selecting this media causes your
device to access the file currently stored on your services’
servers.
5. Tap
(Stream to connected devices) from the
bottom of the screen.
6. Tap an available on-screen file, image, or video to
select it and then select an available target device to
begin streaming.
7. On a target device (ex: Internet TV) select the
on-screen Allow button to continue.
Note: At this stage your device is requesting access to share
media with the external source.
8.
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Confirm
(Samsung Link Controller enabled)
appears in the Notification area at the top of the device
to indicate you are using your device as the media
source.
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