The SmarTV Co. introduces a Chromecast-based over-the-top streaming solution that allows hotel guests to stream content wirelessly from their devices to their guest room TV. The solution also enables hoteliers to place widely used consumer-based technology in their rooms to enhance the guest experience with a solution that millions of consumers around the world enjoy at home today. Available in third quarter 2015, the solution integrates with the GuestSmarTV experience and engagement platform in addition to existing DirecTv, Dish Networks and/or cable TV free to guest TV systems.
“Hoteliers have been asking us to give them an in-room entertainment system with Netflix for their guests. With our Chromecast streaming solution we have given them Netflix along with over 400 other movie, TV and music services,” said Seale Moorer, chairman for SmarTV.
The SmarTV OTT Streaming Module enables guests to use their own devices to wirelessly cast content from hundreds of Google Chromecast-enabled apps from content providers and subscription-based services such as Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, WatchESPN and HBOGo as well as their own photos, music, and videos and any browser content from their PC via the Google Chrome™ browser to their guest room television.
Using Google Chromecast technology and the secure Wi-Fi connection provided by the new SmarTV Android Set Top Box, guests can connect to a secure in-room Access Point and select the Streaming icon within any Chromecast enabled app or use the Google Chrome browser. Their device acts as the remote control for the television, which allows for a full second screen experience on the mobile device. No personal subscription data information is required from the guest, making the experience simple and fast in a secure, protected and private environment so that guests can view the content of their choice.