Feb 26 AT 11:21 PM Nick Gray 31 Comments

Wirelessly stream your phone’s display with HTC Media Link HD


The HTC Media Link isn’t anything new. While most people missed the product announcement last year at Mobile World Congress, the original Media Link was a simple WiFi adapter which enabled users to stream music, pictures and video via DLNA to their HD TV. But the new HTC Media Link HD has a few tricks up its sleeve which put last year’s product to shame.

This year’s HTC Media Link HD does most of the same things as last year’s model, but with a more refined experience and the ability to wirelessly stream your phones display. Once you set up the Media Link HD with your HD TV via HDMI, simply use three fingers to swipe up on your display on your HTC One X or HTC One S to project your phone’s screen through the Media Link. As you might expect, the device allows you to use any applications on your big screen TV, browse the web, play games and a lot more, but the real magic starts when you start up a movie. Rather than being forced to put down your phone so that everyone can enjoy a full length film, the HTC Media Link HD allows you to press the home button and continue using your phone and even make a call or two while the movie continues to play on the big screen.

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To disconnect from the HTC Media Link HD, use three fingers and make a downward swiping motion on your phone’s display. The concept is simple, but the functionality offered by the new Media Link HD far exceeds any docking accessories currently available by the competition.

Pricing and availability of the HTC Media Link HD have not been announced, but we’re sure you’d agree that it will be a must-have accessory for anyone who purchases the HTC One S or HTC One X this spring.

Source: HTC

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • spazby

    Is there a fault with this? Sounds too good.

    • ericl5112

      The only con is HTC only. Otherwise, this is an awesome feature. iOS has had it in varying levels of functionality for a while now, and it’s the thing I’m most jealous of.

      • Jon Garrett

        you mean ‘was’

        Im sure somebody will hack this thing to work with other ‘droids.

        • ericl5112

          Maybe, but I doubt it unless it gets really popular.

      • delinear

        I’m already playing content via DLNA on the Nexus, it won’t be long until someone gets the other functionality in there via an app or a custom ROM etc. It does sound like HTC have got this right straight out of the box but it won’t be long until others catch up. This is something that will be the norm in the near future.

        • zoemanstan

          this is not DLNA…DLNA only let’s you send content from one end to another…this is WHDI…I have this…its wireless HDMI…you can interact in real time at 1080p resolution…its like having your phone hooked with a mini HDMI cord to your TV but wireless…

        • ericl5112

          DLNA is less convenient, and my TV does not support it. This is far better.

    • King Chris Scott

      ya the cost will probably be like $400…only downside

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        It’ll be expensive… probably a bit more than the $140 HTC is currently charging for the original HTC Media Link.

  • JayB95

    I want one for my Rezound.

    • Hue Three of Five

      Me too. But will this work with the Rezound? Or is it just for HTC One phones?

  • Bryan Stoner

    Whoa. Nice @u@

  • ericl5112

    I would like something a little less phone dependent (ie, for all android phones) but this was, and is one of my most wanted features on an android phone. Will be worth a lot of points when I decide between the One X and the SGS 3 this summer.

  • Vance

    I like it… I wish the phone itself (One S) had more “must haves” for me as I don’t think this, as cool as it is, will be enough for me to give up expandable memory, accessible battery, NFC support, Hi Res screen, etc. etc.

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  • Hall Lo

    This is quite amazing, streaming movie from phone while using it at the same time :D

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    I’ve only seen video of the demo showing homescreen and video. I’d love to see this work with some games.

  • Nathan D.

    This is awesome :-D I want one when I get the HTC one s

  • cwjones4

    WOW. this just bumped HTC up quite a bit in my book. hopefully this won’t be too expensive and we will see other OEMs come out with similar products

  • E1

    About freakn time HTC I was ready to jump over to Samsung if you guys didn’t come up with some innovations now my biggest concern is will Sprint get an HTC one version any time soon ?

  • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

    This is what differentiation should be about. Not laggy skins

  • flo

    I am sorry to ask, does this work via WIFI Direct or what?

  • Dragonithe

    Could I also connect my transformer prime with this?

  • http://thedroidvault.com

    Is there a similar thing for Samsung? wouldnt mind streaming some of my sgs2 content.

  • Schmidty850

    Pretty awesome!! Too bad all I ever do now is root my phone when I get it >.>

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Wow, that was pretty badass. Someone was just telling me how annoying it is to stream a movie and play it on the TV and then receive a phone call. Looks like HTC has been listening (or researching, or something!).

  • Tariq

    Looks like this phone has everything a person could ever dream about. Its ticked every box in my wishlist. The one x is going to take the world by storm. I’ve never been so excited about anything before. The nexus was a bit of a let down but this looks like something out of this world. Ps no offence to all you guys enjoying your nexus without a doubt it’s the best phone available but it’s just that after all that hype we were expecting something a little bit more mind blowing. On paper anyway

  • Tariq

    I forgot to say it’s going to be my next phone, inshaallah

  • christiaangombert

    At the video thumbnail, the frame at 0:34 (pause it), the guy has got gunfire going out of his mouth.

  • aranea

    It’s a great little device. Kinda makes me want an HTC. Specs of One X also helps this.

    I have to say though I was expecting something like this from Google through Google TV.

  • Jhony OnTheSpot

    I just finished a Sprint vendor show that displayed the HTC Media Link HD device and I have to say, its SWEET!! The rep stated it would only cost $85!! Currently this device will only work on the HTC One and HTC LTE due to the embedded software and processor that is in the new phones. One thing that would be amazing is HTC’s evolution towards either XBox or PlayStation, since both of these devices already incorporate a media server link up, all HTC would have to do is configure them to work with their phones. Win-Win scenario. :)