Partnership Gets Room Service
PPDS and Apple pair up to bring enhanced hotel room entertainment
The TV and digital signage division of Philips, PPDS, announces that the Apple TV app is now available to hotel guests on its range of Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs. Through the Apple TV app, travellers and guests can watch movies and shows from Apple TV+, get curated recommendations, and continue to watch their current binge-in-progress. The app streams to viewers in over 100 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, via the website, and video streaming devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles.
According to Grand View Research’s figures, the global video streaming market was valued at $50.11 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $223.98 billion by 2028 as people continue to switch to non-linear, on-demand, entertainment services. In the UK alone, the average time spent streaming in 2019 during lockdown, stood at around six hours and 25 minutes per day, a total of almost 45 hours per week – rising by a third year-on-year. With over 180,000 sales in Europe since launch, Philips MediaSuite TVs from PPDS have become a choice for many of the world’s leading hotel chains and are now a market leader in a growing number of regions, including the Nordics, DACH and the Benelux.
With this entertainment pairing, and back-end control and management, hotel guests staying at Philips MediaSuite installed hotels can now enjoy instant access to all major streaming platforms in one place. Installation of the latest Philips MediaSuite firmware update is available now, allowing the Apple TV app to be added to MediaSuite TVs through the Google Play store.