* Hyatt will now offer digital streaming services in all its rooms
* You can access Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others during your stay
* The service is linked to their mobile app
Worried about missing your favorite shows while you’re on a business trip or vacation? Worry no more. Hyatt is now implementing streaming services in its hotel rooms that will allow you to access Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, among others. So far, the technology has been implemented in 14 hotels, including one in New Orleans.
The hospitality giant teamed up with Sonifi Solutions to install the so-called “Staycast” technology, which connects with Google Chromecast and the Hyatt app. Hyatt says it will focus on getting all of the technology into the Hyatt-centric properties first, before expanding to the other brands within the Hyatt family.
Marriott was the first to implement these services, though their Enseo-powered technology requires you to put in your passcode in order to access your favorite shows in your room. As Hyatt’s technology is powered through their app, it doesn’t require you to be an existing Netflix or Hulu member. You’ll log-in during your stay with a unique passcode and be automatically disconnected when you check-out.
As the demand for in-room streaming continues to grow, Wyndham’s Wingate by Wyndham is the next chain looking at piloting a similar streaming service in their rooms.
Sonifi CEO Ahmad Ouri says, “More than 60 percent plus of households with broadband Internet access have at least one or two of these streaming entertainment subscriptions today. The idea is that you enable the hotel guests to take all the subscriptions they already have at home and take those on the road.”
While you’re be able to keep up to date with your favorite shows, there may be a drawback. Having the services integrated with Google Chromecast means Sonifi can gather valuable intel on what guests are choosing to stream.