With Apple undeniably being the smartphone manufacturer to come up with the majority of big and brilliant ideas in the electronics industry, it’s inevitable that rivals will soon try to mimic them. It happened with Siri, and now it’s happening with the AirPlay service, which allows users to wirelessly stream music between an Apple device and speakers, TVs, computers, car stereos and the like.
HTC Connect is, more or less, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s answer to AirPlay. Their aim is that manufacturers of other electronic hardware will quickly jump on-board with the technology. HTC claim that they have already come to a deal with electronics giant Pioneer, and that future pioneer devices will all be imbued with the technology.
According to HTC, the first products to utilise HTC Connect will work using DLNA, but that this will inevitably be extended to Bluetooth and NFC connectivity in the future.
Can HTC really hope to rival AirPlay, which has already got such a strong foothold in the market. Our guess is not, but nothing like a rival technology to make things more competitive in the market, so more power to the customer.