Be More Personal – Bring Your Hotel TVs to Life

Most of us can´t live without our phones, tablets or computers, so when we travel, these devices are often the first things we make sure to bring. We can’t imagine not having access to our favourite content. That’s why hotels have started to invest in technology allowing guests to bring their personal content and enjoy a home-like experience in their hotel room.

Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, means that your guests can bring any type of smart accessory (phones, tablets or computer) to a new environment, such as a hotel room, and still receive similar, if not the same, experience as in their own home.

Let´s take an example: your guest is a big fan of the new Netflix series and doesn´t want to go to bed without watching just one more episode. As it happens they are on a business trip, staying at your hotel and dreading the thought of watching it on the screen of their phone or tablet – size matters, after all. Luckily for the guest, your hotel has invested in a smart TV solution allowing content sharing.

What’s Content Sharing?

Hoist Group has developed the ‘Cast to TV’ solution, allowing hoteliers to deploy Google Chromecast in a secure and professional way. By using this setup, guests can easily connect any smart device to the in-room TV and share its screen. From there it is not a long way to play Netflix, YouTube or even browse through news sites on a bigger screen. With the added bonus of room service, your guests can simply live their mood: lean back or engage, just like home.

BYOD is a growing trend, with some already saying it will become a requirement rather than a privilege. We all know that staying at a hotel is no longer just about the room or size of the bathroom; guests of today expect more. So why not meet their expectations and invest in this technology now?

If you are interested, check out our Fusion TV solution, which allows hoteliers to offer that experience by simply connecting their guest room TV sets to their IP network – without any extra cabling.


Matt Krzeminski

Business Developer Hoist Group UK

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