Originally Posted by Krutsch
Is anyone using the HTC Connect feature?
I have an HTC One and cannot for the life of me figure out how to get music to play through my Pioneer 1122.
Thanks, in advance.
Greetings Krutsch! I also have an HTC One (T-Mobile) and I've been using the HTC connect here and there, although it has ended up being more of a novelty feature (and cool party trick/iHate rebuttal) since I've already setup up multiple other methods for getting content to the receiver. However, on the few times I've used it, it's worked flawlessly and seems to be much more reliable with connecting to the receiver than iControl2012 has been when used on the same phone.
For HTC Connect you have to be using the phone's default onboard music player. In the apps menu it's simply labeled "Music" with a music note icon. Once in the app, chose "My phone" and select a music file. When the file is playing, make sure you're on the player screen where the album art (or the default replacement) takes up the top 2/3 of the screen and the controls are the bottom 1/3. Click the menu button in the top right, and then "select player", and you should see the VSX-1122 listed there. As soon as you select it, the phone will immediately start pumping the stream to the receiver, and it will change inputs automatically. Pretty slick, but still doesn't find the receiver 100% of the time.
Now, while walking through those steps again just now to verify what I remember, I noticed something interesting...the HTC music player didn't find the 1122 when I clicked "select player"....but it did
find both my BDP-62 and
my LG smart TV, neither of which are advertised as being compatible with this feature. This leads me to believe that HTC just re-labeled some off-the-shelf (and not exclusively licensed) streaming protocol for their feature. No biggie though, and more of an added bonus really. So, I've got some music from my phone streaming to my 1122 via the BDP-62
as we speak. Neat.
I don't know if any of this will help you, but the irony here is that I opened this thread today with the intention of seeking you specifically for some advice and input on my new 1122/BDP-62 based setup lol. (It and you were both instrumental in my thorough research prior to purchasing either) Let me know if you've had any success with HTC Connect, and we can get to my issues later
Best of luck!