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PPDS Reveals Sale of 500,000 Units of Philips MediaSuite TVs

Published: 2024-02-16

PPDS, exclusive global provider of Philips Professional Displays, confirmed that sales of Philips MediaSuite TVs has surpassed 500,000 during the week of ISE 2024. The milestone comes as leading hotel groups continue to switch to the entertainment solution designed exclusively for guest room experiences.

Per the company, Philips MediaSuite aimed to put guests in control of their viewing experiences. Available in models sized from 19 inches to 75 inches, it launched in EMEA in 2019 and in North America and APAC in 2021. Today, PPDS says it has regional and international supplier agreements with Accor, B&B Hotels, Best Western, Choice, Four Seasons, IHG, Louvre, Marriott, Radisson, Wyndham, etc.

Jeroen Verhaeghe, global business development director for hospitality at PPDS and innovator behind Philips MediaSuite, comments, “Philips MediaSuite was inspired by personal experience. Hotel TVs had lost their appeal. They simply weren’t keeping pace with modern day viewing habits, forcing guests to watch their content through their mobile devices rather than on the big screen. That is certainly not the case in the half-million-plus rooms now hosting Philips MediaSuite, bringing home-from-home entertainment options streaming in for guests, reforming perceptions of hotel TVs, and creating new possibilities and efficiencies for hotels, too.”

New Era of TVs

Offering a seamless transition between home and the hotel room, Philips says the MediaSuite is the only hospitality TV to feature Chromecast built-in, with access to the Google Play store and Netflix ready functionality. Guests can access and cast their content from their preferred accounts (including Apple TV+, DAZN, Disney+, Prime, YouTube, etc.) directly onto the TV using their own personal device, regardless of the operating system. It is just as they would at home, with no additional wires, dongles or reoccurring equipment fees for the hotel.

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With Chromecast built-in, security is also enhanced, with no additional external hardware and therefore zero risk of its theft – a feature exclusive to Philips MediaSuite, and the recently launched Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series, the provider adds. Meanwhile, all customer data is automatically deleted upon check-out. This removes timely and costly manual wiping and gives guests total peace of mind.

PPDS states that it remains committed to its Android technology. As a result, the Philips MediaSuite also brings significant back end control and management capabilities, plus a raft of cost saving opportunities. PPDS’ unique ‘Extended Lifetime’ promise means Philips MediaSuite TVs improve with age. Here, it performs regular software updates adding the latest features and app updates found on the newest models. This helps hoteliers to maximize their investment and maintain consistency in all rooms. At the same time, it reduces unnecessary upgrades and electronic waste, supporting their sustainability goals.

Addition of Philips Professional Soundbar

According to the company, the introduction in September 2023 of the Philips Professional Soundbar brings an elevated home-from-home cinema experience for guests enjoying music, movies and more on Philips MediaSuite TVs.

Continuing PPDS’ accelerated ‘total solutions’ strategy, the pairing delivers an audiovisual experience that transforms hotel guest rooms into highly immersive cinematic experiences and crystal clear performance. As a result, it immerses guests even deeper into the action, says PPDS.

Verhaeghe continues, “By working with our specialist team of experts, together with the unrivalled manufacturing power of our mother company, TPV, and our incredible partners, we are committed to delivering the many world-first features and functions on this state-of-the-art, all inclusive, and ever evolving solution. Android, Chromecast built-in, and all the streaming opportunities will continue to be a part of this incredible story.”

He adds, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the response from the market. And we’re not standing still, either. With news such as the addition of DAZN — only available for hospitality on Philips MediaSuite TVs — and more to come, we are continuing to bring world-first, complementary solutions that add even more value for our hospitality customers.”

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