PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, announced it will continue its long-term strategic commitment for the inclusion of Chromecast built-in wireless streaming technology on all current and future Google certified, Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs. According to the Amsterdam-headquartered company, global sales of the MediaSuite hospitality TVs are projected to surge to 300,000 before the year end.
Philips MediaSuite is the world’s first and only current dedicated hospitality TV to feature a secure Chromecast built-in solution, designed specifically for the hotel room experience, according to PPDS.
The inclusion of Chromecast built-in on all Philips MediaSuite TVs remains a complete integrated entertainment and interactive service solution, allowing guests to seamlessly replicate – and even enhance – the way they consume their content at home and inside their hotel room. At the touch of a button, guests can wirelessly cast movies, TV shows, music, photos, and even presentations, stored or accessible via their own personal smart device (mobile, laptop, tablet), directly to the TV, in up to 4K resolution. Philips MediaSuite TVs includes over 10,000+ apps to choose from, including Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube, with new services able to be added remotely as and when they become available. This ensures Philips MediaSuite TVs are set to keep pace with guest demands into the future, according to PPDS.
Safe and Secure Streaming
With Philips MediaSuite TVs designed for professional use, the Chromecast built-in solution also benefits from professional grade security, with connections to the device severed, and all data, such as account login information, immediately cleared and logged out upon checkout.
“Philips MediaSuite TVs have been designed exclusively around the in-room hotel room experience, understanding and providing the solutions required and craved after by both the hotel and its guests. Our goal is to support hoteliers in ensuring all expectations are achieved or surpassed, and Chromecast plays an important role in this being achieved,” says Jeroen Verhaeghe, global business development director for hospitality at PPDS, and an innovator behind Philips MediaSuite.
“In our recent PPDS Guest Behavior Survey, we found that 71% of hotel guests turn on the TV in their hotel room. If the features and functionality on that TV don’t mirror or exceed those achieved at home, then the experience is immediately compromised. Philips MediaSuite raised the bar and changed the perception of hotel TVs, the services they can provide, and how they can be used to enhance the overall guest experience. With the current evolution of Chromecast dongles not a fit for use within the hospitality industry, we are honored that Philips MediaSuite is now the preferred choice for hotels and businesses looking to offer Chromecast built-in to enhance their guests’ experiences,” says Verhaeghe.
Jan van Hecke, global product manager professional TV at PPDS adds, “Rather than an add-on service, we literally built Chromecast into our TVs – a first for any professional TV in this space, providing a unique and seamlessly accessible solution to meet guests’ entertainment needs. This is, of course, backed with a level of security that is not easily achievable with external dongles, for added peace of mind. Chromecast built-in remains an integral part of our overall hospitality proposition, to bring ever-evolving, home-away-from-home experiences into hotel rooms and we’re delighted to confirm our long-term commitment to this technology with Google.”
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