In addition to the HTC One X, One S and One V smartphones, the Taiwanese company launched the Media Link HD, a bridge that connects your newly-purchased Android device to your HDTV. The idea is pretty simple: connect the Media Link HD to your television or receiver with a HDMI cable and wirelessly stream music, movies and photos to the little black box. What’s very cool is the gesture support built into Sense 4: for example, touching three fingers to the screen while moving upwards will push the current content over to the TV without any annoying prompts or dialog boxes. It also looks like, in addition to mirroring, the Media Link HD can provide access to certain content on your phone while you continue to multitask with other apps.
The Media Link HD is competing directly with Apple’s AirPlay standard and Apple TV, especially since HTC has recently launched its Watch media portal for downloading movies and TV shows to your device. Though details are currently scarce — we don’t know cost or other features — the Media Link HD looks to be a pretty neat addition to the increasingly important connection between the home theatre and the smartphone.
Check out more details over at HTC.