Pioneer AV receivers get update to support HTC Connect wireless music streaming

If you’re rocking one of Pioneer’s recent audio video receivers, you’ll be excited to know that the company has just released a firmware update that allows owners to take advantage of HTC’s Connect technology. This means users can now use their HTC One X, One X+, One VX or Droid DNA smartphones to wireless stream music directly to their receivers via DLNA. The news comes just a few months following the initial introduction of Pioneer’s HTC Connect-compatible SMA wireless speakers.

Compatible units include:

  •  VSX-822-K
  • VSX-1022-K
  • VSX-1122-K
  • VSX-42
  • VSX-60
  • SC-1222-K
  • SX-1522-K
  • SC-61
  • SC-63
  • SC-65
  • SC-67
  • SC-68
To upgrade, you’ll need to either directly search for an update on your receiver, or download the update to to a USB flash drive, and install it manually depending on your specific model. For more information, be sure to check out the official press release after the break.


Pioneer Electronics has released a new firmware update for all Pioneer 2012 networked audio video receiver models to support the exciting HTC Connect™ technology, a feature that allows owners of compatible HTC smartphones to stream music content directly to their Pioneer Audio Video receiver(s) via a wireless connection*.  With HTC Connect, consumers can turn their phones into never-ending sources of entertainment, with the ability to control music playback and volume easily while simultaneously using the device for other functions, from making and receiving calls and taking pictures to downloading the latest apps and surfing the Web.


Pioneer is the first manufacturer to add compatibility with the HTC Connect technology through its line of SMA wireless speakers introduced in June, and is now expanding compatibility with its wide array of extremely popular Pioneer and Elite branded A/V receivers. Compatible receiver models include VSX-822-K, VSX-1022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-42, VSX-60, SC-1222-K, SX-1522-K, SC-61, SC-63, SC-65, SC-67 and SC-68, with suggested retail pricing starting at $379.99.


The Pioneer Audio Video receivers and SMA wireless speakers are compatible with the latest HTC series phones, a total of seven in their lineup, including three of the most recent introductions, HTC One X+, HTC One VX and HTC Droid DNA. A complete list of compatible phones and HTC Connect certified devices can be found on orhere.


The firmware update to add HTC Connect is available through a simple network update on the compatible AV receivers or may be uploaded via a USB drive.


Pioneer’s Home Electronics Division develops award-winning audio and video home theater products including A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD players, and speakers.  The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®.  More details can be found at


*        HTC Connect is defined as interoperability testing of music streaming performed between compatible smartphones and Home AV products using the HTC Connect Music Application.  Third party music applications, meaning apps other than  the HTC Connect-compatible smartphone’s native music player, may not work with HTC Connect.

PIONEER, ELITE, and the PIONEER and ELITE logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are registered trademarks or trademarks of HTC Corporation.

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  • jeff

    The htc rezound should work too. it supports dlna also. I use it all the time streaming music to my tv