HTC is announcing HTC Connect; this is a certification program that allows electronic manufacturers to produce equipment for connecting to HTC smartphones seamlessly. Thanks to this HTC devices can stream high-quality, wireless audio and video to compatible in-home and in-car devices.
The chief product officer at HTC, Kouji Kodera said:
“The vision for HTC Connect is to allow our customers to easily stream their favorite high-quality video and audio from their smartphone into their home or car.”
Most likely, the HTC One Series devices will be the first to get this ability. This will be done with the help if a software update that will be pushed out during the coming months. With this the phones will get HTC Connect certification and will bring content to DLNA-enabled devices.
Pioneer will be the partner. The company has already confirmed the cooperation with HTC. Pioneer’s executive vice president of home electronics, Russ Johnston said:
“We’re very pleased to be working with HTC on this important evolution of audio technology, which fits very well with Pioneer’s strong commitment to embracing the smartphone movement in our home entertainment products.”
The product will work with the help of DLNA, but according to HTC it will also bring Bluetooth and NFC into the certification.