LG Electronics, Apple to bring AirPlay to hotel TVs

LG Electronics is introducing commercial television sets with Apple AirPlay technology support for hotels, providing a secure way for guests to share content from their iPhone or iPad to their guestroom TV.

In a statement, Michael Kosla, hospitality vice president at LG Business Solutions USA, said AirPlay will be available to guests on LG Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs starting later this year at select properties.

“This is a major advancement for in-room entertainment in the travel and hospitality industry,” Kosla said. “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 Electronics and Apple worked together to ensure that AirPlay will work in hotels the same way it works at home. Guests will connect their iPhone or iPad to the LG smart hotel TV by scanning a unique QR code. Guests will not need to log in to a platform, download an app or remember a password in order to access their personal entertainment accounts on their in-room TVs.

LG is the first display manufacturer to confirm AirPlay integration following Apple’s announcement that AirPlay will be available in hotels. Hotel operators will be able to start offering AirPlay capability on LG smart hotel TVs later this year. AirPlay capability will be available on 2023 LG smart hotel TVs and on recent models.