Dropbox for Android updated with streaming video support

Daniel Bader

June 8, 2012 7:01pm

OK, folks, listen up: Dropbox is on the move, and they want to be your media hub in addition to your storage centre. See, they’ve entered into deals with both HTC (25GB) and Samsung (50GB) for free storage for two years if you purchase either a One Series device or a Galaxy S III.

The app has recently been updated to support Ice Cream Sandwich, with a nice design based on the Holo guidelines, and with its latest update a nice media-focused feature has graced the app. You can now stream video directly from your Dropbox onto your ICS-based device, something that few other storage outfits can do. This means that you can upload your favourite shows, or other media, to the cloud and watch them anywhere.

Download Dropbox from Google Play if you haven’t already — you get 2GB free to sign up.

Source: The Verge

  • S2556

    just in time for my galaxy s3 purchase in a week and a half.

  • S3

    Kind of wish that the 50GB were a 3year offer to match our 3 year contracts in Canada…

  • EmperumanV

    Doesn’t it eat bandwidth if you’re on the go?

    • jellmoo

      Yup, but with big data plans, you could probably watch a non HD movie 2 or 3 times in the month (along with your normal usage). Plus where you have wifi, you’re golden. The big plus is that you don’t need to store the videos on your phone, freeing up precious space, and being able to stream means you aren’t waiting for the whole thing to finish before you can enjoy the show.

  • TKG26