At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Cupertino-based technology giant Apple unveiled a new feature called AirPlay that allows users to share videos, photos, music, and more from Apple devices to their Apple TV, speakers, and smart TVs.
Now, a new report claims that LG Electronics will be one of the first TV manufacturers to support Apple’s AirPlay extension, which will bring Apple easy access to AirPlay to hotel room TVs. LG said it will introduce LG Pro: Centric Smart Hotel TVs with built-in AirPlay technology later this year, the MacRumors reported.
“This is a major advancement for in-room entertainment in the travel and hospitality industry and underscores how well we listen to the needs of consumers who increasingly want easy access to their personal media options on the largest screen, wherever they are. ” said Michael Kosla, vice president of hospitality, LG Business Solutions.
“Hotels offering this feature will immediately have an edge over travelers using Apple devices, increasing guest satisfaction and truly standing out from the local competition,” Kosla added.
MacRumors’ report suggests that LG has worked with Apple to create an easy-to-use AirPlay solution. iPhone users can scan a QR code to access AirPlay, allowing them to securely play content from an iPhone or iPad on a hotel room TV without the need for any additional equipment.
LG said AirPlay will work on the TVs it’s releasing this year, as well as “last year’s models.”
With Apple AirPlay, your iPhone, iPad, and Mac can learn your preferences using machine learning. This means your devices can understand your favorite content, when you want to listen to it and where you usually enjoy it. Apple also makes it possible to start an AirPlay session to access third-party audio apps from your HomePod with your voice, without having to launch it on your iPhone or iPad.