LG to Bring AirPlay to Hotel Room TVs Later This Year

LG Electronics will be one of the first TV manufacturers to support Apple's AirPlay expansion, which will see Apple bringing easy access ‌AirPlay‌ to hotel room TVs.

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In a press release (via ZDNET), LG said that later this year, it will introduce LG Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs that include built-in ‌AirPlay‌ technology.

"This is a major advancement for in-room entertainment in the travel and hospitality industry, and underscores how closely we are listening to the needs of consumers who increasingly demand simple access to their personal media options on the biggest screen, wherever they are," said LG Business Solutions hospitality vice president Michael Kosla. "Hotels that offer this feature will have an immediate leg up with travelers who use Apple devices, boosting guest satisfaction while providing real differentiation from local competition."

LG worked with Apple to make an easy-to-use ‌AirPlay‌ solution. iPhone users will be able to scan a QR code to access ‌AirPlay‌, allowing them to to securely play content from an ‌iPhone‌ or iPad to a hotel room TV with no need for extra equipment. LG says ‌AirPlay‌ will work on the TVs it is releasing this year as well as "recent year's models."

Apple at WWDC said that it is partnering with select hotels to bring ‌AirPlay‌ to supported television sets. IHG Hotels & Resorts, which operates 6,000 locations worldwide, will be one of the first companies to support ‌AirPlay‌ in its hotels.

Tags: AirPlay, LG

Top Rated Comments

Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
14 weeks ago
I've seen Chromecast in hotels before. It's about time that we can use Airplay instead.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jjudson Avatar
14 weeks ago
You mean I can stop my weekly training on "How to be a Hotel TV Hacker" just so I can watch my own stuff...?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
14 weeks ago
Everything else equal, I’m choosing the place with built in Apple AirPlay.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SFjohn Avatar
14 weeks ago

Call me skeptical but I don't know what the hotels or LG has to gain from this... without Airplay they harvest data from people that (stupidly) log in to their streaming services. I'm not sure what either has to gain from Airplay. ?
Did you actually read the article? ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
14 weeks ago
This is such a great feature!

I hope that more hotels add this in the future

Apple keeps partnering with various hotels to add more awesome features - Last year, Apple added the ability to unlock your hotel room with your iPhone:

I’ve taken my Apple TV with me when I’ve stayed at hotels in the past to set up at my hotel room and watch sports games but it will now be so much easier to be able to AirPlay pictures or YouTube videos without needing to set up my own Apple TV
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solomani Avatar
14 weeks ago
Very good move LG!

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