HTC 10 is the first smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer who will offer native support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol, facilitating the connection to a range of multimedia devices. Fortunately, this function will not remain exclusive to company’s latest flagship, but will soon be brought to older devices too, via an update to the HTC Connect application.
All the top models from previous years such as HTC One M7, M8, and M9 will receive the new version of HTC Connect, which enables communication with compatible devices with AirPlay protocol. AirPlay facilitates the wireless playback of music and videos and many companies that produce speakers or video playback devices are offering support for it. The compatibility with this standard provides users the ability to use HTC smartphone with an Apple TV, a function present only on iPhones.
Of course, the new HTC 10 and all the other HTC One models will continue to work with Miracast and Chromecast, present on all Android devices on the market. However, HTC provides an extra functionality that will delight those who use Android phones, along with other Apple products, or simply already have compatible devices with AirPlay at home. If AirPlay is what kept you on iOS platform, HTC 10 tries to draw you now to the Android.