Pioneer has announced that it's updating firmware on its range of 2012 networked AV receivers with support for HTC Connect streaming capabilities. Announced back in June, Pioneer's HTC Connect support lets users with HTC smartphones stream multimedia content to supporting Pioneer devices, similar to the way HTC's own Media Link HD works.
Pioneer is the first manufacturer to roll out HTC Connect support. Currently-supported AV receiver models include VSX-822-K, VSX-1022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-42, VSX-60, SC-1222-K, SX-1522-K, SC-61, SC-63, SC-65, SC-67 and SC-68.
On the HTC side, phones supporting HTC Connect include the One X, One S, EVO 4G LTE, Droid Incredible 4G LTE, One X+, One VX and Droid DNA. On early 2012 phones like the original One X and One S, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest firmware update before attempting to use HTC Connect.
Pioneer says supported devices can be updated through a network update or via a manual update method using a USB drive.
More details in today's presser after the break.
HTC CONNECT WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING NOW AVAILABLE ON
PIONEER AV RECEIVERS VIA FIRMWARE UPDATE
Pioneer Electronics has released a new firmware update for all Pioneer 2012 networked audio video receiver models to support the exciting HTC Connect™ technology, a feature that allows owners of compatible HTC smartphones to stream music content directly to their Pioneer Audio Video receiver(s) via a wireless connection*. With HTC Connect, consumers can turn their phones into never-ending sources of entertainment, with the ability to control music playback and volume easily while simultaneously using the device for other functions, from making and receiving calls and taking pictures to downloading the latest apps and surfing the Web.
Pioneer is the first manufacturer to add compatibility with the HTC Connect technology through its line of SMA wireless speakers introduced in June, and is now expanding compatibility with its wide array of extremely popular Pioneer and Elite branded A/V receivers. Compatible receiver models include VSX-822-K, VSX-1022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-42, VSX-60, SC-1222-K, SX-1522-K, SC-61, SC-63, SC-65, SC-67 and SC-68, with suggested retail pricing starting at $379.99.
The Pioneer Audio Video receivers and SMA wireless speakers are compatible with the latest HTC series phones, a total of seven in their lineup, including three of the most recent introductions, HTC One X+, HTC One VX and HTC Droid DNA. A complete list of compatible phones and HTC Connect certified devices can be found on www.pioneerelectronics.com/htc or here.