Dish is integrating Netflix into its Evolve television product for hotels in the coming months. Guests staying in hotels with Evolve will be able to access their personal Netflix account directly from their guestroom TV.
In addition to Netflix, Evolve provides access to thousands of Android TV apps from the Google Play Store, further enhancing the overall in-room experience. Launched in June 2017, Evolve is Dish's 4K-capable hospitality set-back box that seamlessly integrates Chromecast, streaming apps via the Google Play Store, live linear content, the industry's best interactive programming guide, and now Netflix into one customizable process.
Powered by Smartbox, Dish’s headend video distribution platform for commercial applications, Evolve is designed to work with any hotel wiring scenario, as well as existing or upgraded network infrastructures.
“Integrating Netflix on Evolve is a win-win for hotel operators and guests alike,” Dish Business VP Alistair Chatwin said in a statement. “Hotel operators can further elevate in-room entertainment by providing guests with Netflix’s personalized entertainment experience, and customers can easily pick up what they've been watching at home on Netflix from the comfort of their hotel room.”
Because Evolve is 4K-capable, guests can watch Netflix's suite of 4K movies and shows. This content is accessible when Evolve is connected to a 4K TV.
“Hotel guests who don't have a Netflix subscription can easily subscribe via the Netflix app on Evolve and immediately begin enjoying titles from our wide assortment of content,” said Paul Perryman, VP of business development at Netflix.
Guests staying in hotels powered by Evolve can subscribe to Netflix or sign into their existing account by accessing the Netflix app via the on-screen TV menu. Evolve features Chromecast built-in, so guests can also cast their Netflix content from their mobile devices to their hotel room TV. When the guest checks out of the room, their Netflix user credentials will automatically be removed from the system.