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AirPlay in iOS 17 for hotel room TVs coming this spring

by Joe Rossignol

Starting with iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3, you can wirelessly stream content from your iPhone or iPad to a compatible TV in your hotel room via AirPlay, and we've now learned that this feature should start rolling out to hotels soon time. months.


An LG spokesperson today told MacRumors that the company expects the first hotels to install smart – TVs with AirPlay support “later this spring,” meaning the feature should be available no later than mid-June. LG announced last year that it would be the first manufacturer to offer AirPlay on both new hotel room TVs and older models from “recent years”, suggesting the capability could be enabled via a software update on some existing ones TVs for hotel rooms.

Apple first announced the feature at WWDC 2023 last June and said IHG Hotels & Resorts would be the first to offer it at select properties. IHG owns many well-known hotel brands in the United States and abroad, including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, InterContinental, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, Hotel Indigo, Avid and others.

IHG and other major companies. hotel companies, including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Wyndham and others, did not respond to our requests for comment.

Once this feature becomes available, you will be able to scan a unique QR code on TV in your hotel room to set up an AirPlay connection, allowing you to wirelessly stream videos, music and photos from your iPhone or iPad to your TV. After the pairing process, your device will also be automatically connected to the hotel's Wi-Fi network.

“Without the need to remember logins and passwords, or a separate app to download, this will be the easiest way for hotels to allow guests to receive access your personal entertainment apps and accounts on the big screen in your room,” LG said last year.

Google already offers a similar Chromecast streaming feature on some hotel TVs that works with both iPhones. and Android devices.

With thousands of hotels in the US alone, it will likely take a long time for AirPlay-enabled TVs to become widespread.Where available, this feature will provide a significantly improved experience for fast and seamless content streaming.

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