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Apple’s AirPlay functionality for hotel TVs expands to a new partner

At WWDC 2023, Apple announced plans to expand AirPlay availability to hotels around the world. The feature finally launched with iOS 17.3 in January, starting with IHG Hotels & Resorts and LG TVs.

Now, Samsung has (vaguely) announced that it will be rolling out AirPlay support to its line of hospitality TVs.

In a press release today, Samsung said the AirPlay integration is part of its “broader strategy to enhance the in-room experience for hotel guests while providing powerful management tools for hotel operators.”

Samsung will first roll out AirPlay support to its HBU8000 hospitality TVs. The feature will then be extended to “other existing models,” but no further information is available on specific models.

As Apple showed, hotel guests will be able to connect an iPhone or iPad to an in-room TV with AirPlay by scanning a unique QR code. Users do not need to use a password or download an app to use AirPlay in their hotel room. Once configured, guests will be able to wirelessly send content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac to their hotel room TV.

Unfortunately, there are also no details on AirPlay expanding beyond IHG Hotels & Resorts properties. We can expect AirPlay to soon start appearing in establishments equipped with Samsung hospitality TVs. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest details on AirPlay’s expansion into hotels.

If you’re curious, you can find a full list of IHG properties that support AirPlay on its website.

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News Source : 9to5mac.com
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