Samsung to Begin Rolling Out Hotel Room TVs With AirPlay Support for iPhone and iPad

Samsung today announced that it will be rolling out AirPlay support for its series of hotel room TVs, allowing iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly stream videos, music, photos, and more from their device to the TV in their room.

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The feature allows you to scan a unique QR code on the hotel room TV to establish an AirPlay connection, allowing you to wirelessly stream content from your iPhone or iPad. After the pairing process, your device will also automatically be connected to the hotel's Wi-Fi network. The device must be updated to iOS 17.3 or iPadOS 17.3 or later.

AirPlay on hotel room TVs works with apps and services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade for games, Apple Fitness+ for workouts, and much more.

Samsung said no personal info is ever stored or saved for this AirPlay feature, and the paired device is automatically removed when you check out of the hotel.

Samsung did not reveal which hotel chains will be offering its AirPlay-enabled TVs. The feature launched earlier this year on LG hotel room TVs at select IHG Hotels & Resorts properties in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with more locations to follow.

Google has long offered a similar Chromecast streaming feature on many hotel room TVs that works with both iPhones and Android devices.

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Top Rated Comments

joh420250 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Not trying to sound smart but I'm 30 years old and I didn't know folks actually watched TV while at a hotel. Apparently there's enough people watching TV at hotels if Samsung put money into the idea. ?‍♂️
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
3 weeks ago
I usually just bring my Apple TV with remote and HDMI cord and then attempt to bypass the lame hotel TV UI.

Cool feature, but I'll probably keep doing that until this is more widely rolled out across TV brands and hotel chains.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flexwithmarius Avatar
3 weeks ago

I'm sure there will no security or spying issues at all with this....

Samsung said no personal info is ever stored or saved for this AirPlay feature, and the paired device is automatically removed when you check out of the hotel.
There won’t be any security or privacy issues. They said so and I actually believe them.

Once a guest checks out these systems are fully reset to clear any login credentials from the previous guest. The hotel doesn’t want any liability for guest streaming service account tampering.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mansplains Avatar
3 weeks ago

Nice. I’d still rather an Apple HDMI stick for better security and you can use it anywhere, but I’ll take it.
Seriously, basic streaming doesn't require the full computer of the current Apple TV models. A stick would increase adoption for those who think another box with power supply is too much.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rbramseyjr Avatar
3 weeks ago

Not trying to sound smart but I'm 30 years old and I didn't know folks actually watched TV while at a hotel. Apparently there's enough people watching TV at hotels if Samsung put money into the idea. ?‍♂️
what else am i supposed to do during refractory periods? ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
victorvictoria Avatar
3 weeks ago
It would be nice if some hotels actually upgraded their TVs to take advantage. Most of the places we stay have TVs that are ancient by tech standards.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)