HTC have announced a standard for wireless audio and video that ensures best connection and performance between the equipment and your HTC smartphone.
HTC Connect allows equipment manufacturers to become “HTC Certified” ensuring HTC”s smartphone users that the A/V kit will perform best with the certified kit.
HTC’s One Series, including the HTC One X, One S and One V will be the first devices to feature HTC Connect, through a software update later this year, whilst Pioneer Electronics is the first manufacturer to join HTC’s Connect scheme. It’s unknown whether HTC’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices will also be HTC Connect compatible.
Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer, HTC Corporation, said:
“The vision for HTC Connect is to allow our customers easily to stream their favourite high-quality video and audio from their smartphone into their home or car.”
“We’re also excited to announce Pioneer Electronics, a leader in the audio and video industry, as our first partner to demonstrate the initial HTC Connect certified audio experience for consumers.”
HTC Connect will initially be DLNA-based but Taiwan-based HTC has also confirmed that other wireless technologies, including Bluetooth v4 and NFC, bringing more ways to connect your HTC smartphone to wireless audio and video equipment.