HTC has been on a roll these last few days with numerous firmware and app updates. The latest update today is for HTC Sense TV, which pushes it to version 1.2.
HTC Sense TV is a TV remote application that lets users take advantage fo the built-in IR blaster in the HTC One for Windows. However, instead of just a remote control for your TV or cable box the HTC Sense TV app also pulls down current TV shows, movies, and sports. The app lets you browse by TV show, see what the episode synopsis and even seeing how much of the episode has progressed.
Version 1.2 slightly refines the Sense TV app with the following feature:
- Learn remote control functions – For TV brands that are not listed, this feature allows you to sync up with the TV's remote control to learn and adapt various functions to turn your smartphone into a better remote control.
Although not a huge addition, especially if you are already using HTC Sense TV without issue, this should help those who have had issues setting up the app with their cable TV provider or hardware.
Admittedly, HTC Sense TV is one of our most used apps on the HTC One as it is truly a problem-solving and useful app due to its speed over traditional digital cable menu systems. Hopefully, we will see IR blasters become the norm in 2015 for smartphones. Check our video demo of the app above to see it in action.
Thanks, Wayne M., for the tip!
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