Leading storage solutions company Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) announced Sunday its next-generation, networked home storage solution, Seagate Central shared storage.
It is claimed to be the first storage device to feature a Smart TV app for access to files on the big screen.
Seagate Central delivers automatic backup for the entire home, access to digital movies and music from networked devices, as well as remote access from outside a home network.
Seagate has also taken a new step in making Central storage a low-profile horizontal design, which takes cues from home entertainment and looks great in any living room, says the company.
In addition to automatic and continuous backup of all the computers in a home, Seagate Central can also backup photos and videos directly from Facebook, a feature first introduced in the Backup Plus line of external drives.
â€śThis is the ideal backup solution for the family of today, who increasingly have multiple computers, tablets and smartphones,â€ť said Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate.
â€śWe focused on what would make Central easy to use in a home setting. Consumers will find Central storage is easy-to-use as a backup solution with great-looking apps that deliver access to peopleâ€™s content from the worldâ€™s most popular mobile devices, as well as Samsung Smart televisions and Blu-ray players.â€ť
Seagate Central Shared storage will be available in March of this year at prices of 2TB, $189.99; 3TB, $219.99; 4TB, $259.99.