HTC packages an IR blaster into its high-end phones and ships a dedicated app that taps into the hardware. HTC Sense TV, as the app is called, doesn't just change channels, it sucks show listings out of cable boxes and crams them onto smartphone screens. An update has recently rolled out support for Indian TV guides. Indian-based blog Razzil has shared some screens of this beta feature in action.


Following the update, the HTC Sense TV app becomes yet another way sports fans can keep up with the World Cup. The software can show who's playing, whether the game has finished, what the score is, and other stats.

What's new:

  • Sense TV program guide now supports India (beta)
  • Sense TV sports now shows multiple TV channels broadcasting options (if available) the same sport games in details UI
  • Sense TV sports now supports World cup soccer

HTC Sense TV is in the Play Store, but it's only available for handsets on which it comes pre-installed. The app is there just so that updates, like this one, can roll out more quickly to supported devices.

Thanks, Chintu.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    I'm surprised a lot of people take screenshots by pressing power button + home button rather than power button + volume down.

  • Ahmad Nadeem

    Now Indians are in line to be lazy enough to not use the remote.

    • Roh_Mish

      Most cable operators are not present. Tata sky does not list HD (according to my friend)

      • lolzz

        my s5 has tat sky hd no idea ab m8

        • Roh_Mish

          Samsung has it for a long period now. HTC is way behind in this game here.

          • Jeremy

            Download this app called ASmart Remote from the Play Store... It's basically just an IR app but contains a HUGE library of set top boxes, televisions and more from around the world, even local ones in India so it will easily be able to recognise your set top box... Plus it's free and has a pretty neat interface

  • lanoormohamed

    Not gonna lie but i'd never have thought i'd see Eastbourne in a screen shot nothing happens here lol