HTC Announces “HTC Connect” Certification Program For A/V Systems


For those of us familiar with the matter, linking your smartphone to other home electronics can be relatively straightforward. If just the thought of having do so makes you nervous, on the other hand, HTC has a new program that could be right up your alley, announcing its HTC Connect certification, coming soon to select A/V equipment.

HTC’s One-series of smartphones are the first to be included in this HTC Connect program, and they’ll be receiving software updates in the coming months to reflect this fact. That also makes it seem like there could be some added functionality to streamline the setup process, because otherwise, what HTC’s offering doesn’t sound that much different from the DLNA support these phones already have; HTC’s announcement of the system today is a bit wanting for details.

What we do know is that Pioneer will start releasing receivers bearing the same HTC Connect logo, to signify their support of this system. In the immediate future, HTC Connect is going to be solely for DLNA-based connections, but HTC mentions the possibility of extending it to connections formed over Bluetooth or even NFC further down the line.

While we’ll still be reading through the specs sheets and looking for just what protocols our phones and media equipment support, if HTC thinks it can attract users looking for guaranteed compatibility and easy setup through this program, then more power to it.

Source: HTC
Via: Engadget

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!