Marriott is about to make your hotel stay much more rewarding. The hotel chain has confirmed to Bloomberg that it is testing a TV service that allows its guests to access streaming content from their own Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora accounts. The service is currently being trialled in eight hotels across the US.
Customers can already access services like Netflix on their laptops and mobiles, but by partnering with content providers, Marriott will be offering access to these services directly from a customer's hotel room TV. Marriott is reportedly looking to provide the new TV service at an additional charge to its internet service, or include the aforementioned services in a "premium" internet tier.
The move is said to usher in a new era on in-room entertainment while providing Marriott with a steady stream of revenue in the process. According to John Wolf, a spokesperson for Marriott:
We have invited leading technology companies and content providers to work with us to design the next wave in in-room entertainment focussing on on-demand programming. We are currently offering guests in eight test hotels the opportunity to stream their content through our high-definition TVs whether it is Netflix, Hulu or Pandora.
Source: San Diego Source
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