DLNA is definitely one of the hot technologies at the moment and something that a lot of handset manufacturers are pushing, albeit under their various different umbrellas. Apple TV is the Cupertino solution while over in Camp Android, all of the big guns have their own projects.
That includes HTC, and although we've never had any issues with streaming HTC products to various compliances, it looks like it may be about to get a bit easier with this new thing called HTC Connect.
So what is it? Well, HTC describes is as a solution that will give consumers high-quality, wireless audio and video streaming from HTC smartphones to compatible in-home and in-car devices. Presumably, it'll be doing its best to get Beats Audio in there somewhere too.
Kouji Kodera, chief product officer at HTC said; "The vision for HTC Connect is to allow our customers to easily stream their favourite high-quality video and audio from their smartphone into their home or car."
As you'd expect, the flagship One Series will be first in line to get HTC Connect abilities via a software update. So, we're talking the excellent HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V.
As for when that update'll land, so far "in the coming months" is all we have to go on, but HTC is well known and regarded for getting these things out of the door quicker than many other Android manufacturers so we can't see it being too long.
Interestingly, though, HTC has partnered up with audio-friendly electronics giant Pioneer here. It obviously is giving this real investment and Pioneer has confirmed HTC Connect will feature in a huge chunk of its range.
"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," says Pioneer's Russ Johnston.
Can't wait to see it in action!