iOS 17.3 Allows iPhones to Connect to Some Hotel Room TVs via AirPlay

Apple today shared the full release notes for iOS 17.3, which will be released to the public next week. The notes reveal that iOS 17.3 allows the iPhone to connect to select hotel room TVs via AirPlay, but details remain slim for now.

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"AirPlay hotel support lets you stream content directly to the TV in your room in select hotels," the notes say for the iOS 17.3 Release Candidate.

The feature allows iPhone users to scan a QR code on a supported hotel room TV to establish an AirPlay connection, allowing them to wirelessly stream videos, photos, and music from their iPhone to the TV. Google already offers a similar feature on some hotel TVs, allowing guests to stream content from their smartphone via Chromecast.

In June 2023, Apple said Holiday Inn parent company IHG Hotels & Resorts planned to adopt the feature, but exact availability is unknown. LG previously announced that it would be one of the first hotel room TV manufacturers to support the feature.

Apple originally said the feature would launch last year, but it was delayed until 2024.

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Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
7 weeks ago
This will be cool some time in the future when hotels actually update their TVs…
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
7 weeks ago
This is a really great feature that Apple has developed for iOS

I used to occasionally bring my Apple TV with me when I traveled so that I could watch sports games via MLB.tv or NBA TV but now that I can sync up to the hotel TV via this new feature, I won’t have to bring my Apple TV with me on trips
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
7 weeks ago
cool, maybe I can stop carrying around an HDMI cable and going behind the tv to disconnect the cable box.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jhwalker Avatar
7 weeks ago

Is that seriously something you do? Most hotels have casting already. AirPlay is just one more way to watch content on the hotel TV.
Absolutely - have been doing it for years. Means I'm independent of whatever system the hotel has and have all my apps / shows, etc., with me, just as if I were at home.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cjgrif Avatar
7 weeks ago

This will be cool some time in the future when hotels actually update their TVs…
I figure I may be able to try this out sometime by 2033...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
7 weeks ago

This is a really great feature that Apple has developed for iOS

I used to occasionally bring my Apple TV with me when I traveled so that I could watch sports games via MLB.tv or NBA TV but now that I can sync up to the hotel TV via this new feature, I won’t have to bring my Apple TV with me on trips
Would you believe I actually use an older Apple TV as a "mobile" device I keep in a bag in case I do stay somewhere else? lol It's come in handy
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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