Pioneer Electronics has begun offering firmware updates so that HTC smartphones can connect to their receivers. What is not known is why the Company is not working on connectivity for all Android based devices.The Japanese Company claims that their new HTC Connect simplifies the Wi-Fi streaming of music from select HTC phones to the DLNA-networked AVRs and ensures reliable performance. Certification reduces the number of steps that a consumer must take on an HTC phone to initiate streaming to the AVRs, which will appear on an HTC smartphone’s screen as a compatible HTC Connect device for quick selection.
The HTC device will also stream album art and metadata through the AVRs to a connected TV, Pioneer noted.
The firmware update is available for Pioneer- and Elite-branded AVRs as a network-delivered or as an upload via a USB drive.
The AVRs and speakers work with the HTC One X+, HTC One VX and HTC Droid DNA. A complete list of compatible phones and HTC Connect-certified devices can be found at PioneerElectronics.com/HTC.