Once the app (available now, in Google Play) is installed on at least two devices, you can transfer or defer tasks to another supported device. If you’re watching a YouTube video on your smartphone, for example, you can pause the video and resume it on your tablet or opt to finish it later.
The app uses Android’s built-in sharing menu so it already works with thousands of apps, according to Samsung, though developers who want to take advantage of the feature can bake a Flow button directly into their apps. Flow relies on bluetooth and Wi-Fi — not a cloud service — so both devices also need to be physically close to each other or on the same Wi-Fi network in order for it to work.
Samsung says it will also add notifications, mirroring, multitasking and other features in future versions. The app is U.S-only for now and only supports the company’s most recent flagships: the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the Galaxy S5, the Note 4 and Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Tab S tablet, but the company says it plans to add the app’s capabilities to its smartwatches, televisions and other devices in the future.
This video provides a closer look at how the app may work with other types of devices once Samsung expands the feature.