In the short time we spent with AllShare, we were pretty impressed. Of course, the laptop that we were accessing content from was an arm's length away. We'd like to see how the whole kit performs from across town, in a more real-world setting. Even in close proximity, the tech worked pretty quickly, as we only had to wait a few seconds for the media to load or for an adequate connection to be made. Once you start a clip, your smartphone becomes a remote control of sorts with volume and playback controls. We're looking forward to being able to decide on that Boardwalk Empire marathon on-the-fly sans the need for pre-planning. The only thing we'd like to see is some sort of preview while the media is streaming on the TV. Right now, you can only view the content on one or the other and not on both devices at the same time.
Samsung AllShare and AllShare Play with the Galaxy Note hands-on
Zach Honig contributed to this report.