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HTC Media Link streams HD video from phone to TV: Smart TV Tuesday

The new HTC One X and One S phones both shoot HD video, but a phone is no place to watch HD video – but what if your HDTV doesn’t have DLNA media sharing?

Enter the HTC Media Link, which uses WiFi Direct to pair up with the new phones and stream video, music or photos at up to 450Mbps via a WiFi N connection.

The little black box has an HDMI port for connecting to your TV at up to 1080p, and you can also connect your phone via USB (and get a charge as well).

HTC Media Link

The HTC Media Link was previewed at Mobile World Congress in February and brought back from HTC’s offices in Seattle this week by our mobile phone companion site Recombu.

Once it’s paired with your phone, anything on your phone can be sent to the TV screen by simply swiping up on the screen as it plays.

As well as video, the HTC Media Link can be used for playing games on the big screen with your smartphone as a controller, like Airplay with the Apple iPad and Apple TV.

Meanwhile, the HTC phone can still be used for anything else while video playback continues in the background.

The HTC Media Link will cost £80, but Phones4U has already said they’ll bundle the HTC Media Link with the HTC One X