PPDS announced that the Apple TV app is now available to hotel guests on its range of Philips MediaSuite TVs.
Further reinforcing PPDS’ strategy to offer industry-leading, complete professional TV solutions to the global hospitality market – including advanced back-end control and entertainment choice for hoteliers and hotel guests – the Apple TV app offers viewers a personalised guide to their favourite movies and TV shows across channels, rentals and purchases in a single app.
The app is the home of Apple TV+, Apple’s global streaming service featuring Apple Originals from the world’s most creative storytellers— including award-winning series, compelling dramas, ground-breaking documentaries, kids’ entertainment, comedies and more, with new Apple Originals added every month. Apple TV+ is home to acclaimed series including “Ted Lasso,” “The Morning Show”, and recently premiered hits such as “Severance” and “The Afterparty,” along with the SAG, BAFTA, AFI Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film “CODA,” and Oscar and BAFTA nominated “The Tragedy of Macbeth”.
With the Apple TV app, travellers can watch award-winning original series and films from Apple TV+, get expertly curated recommendations for what to watch, and pick up where they left off on the shows and movies they’re currently watching. The Apple TV app streams seamlessly to viewers in over 100 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and online, plus popular video streaming devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles.
Jeroen Verhaeghe, International Business Manager for Hospitality and the mastermind behind Philips MediaSuite, commented:
I am absolutely delighted that we can now offer access to the Apple TV app, which features Apple TV+, one of the world’s most popular TV streaming services, to Philips MediaSuite. Bringing even more choice to hotel guests by allowing them to stream the content they enjoy, in the ways they want. Heightened by the pandemic, streaming services have never been more popular, so it’s vital to PPDS and the hospitality industry to keep pace and meet the new needs of today’s travellers with our Philips professional displays.
With over 180,000 sales in Europe since launch, Philips MediaSuite TVs from PPDS have quickly become the go-to 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 extensive entertainment and unparalleled 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. Additionally, with access to thousands of apps and games via the Google Play store, Philips MediaSuite has something for everyone, young or old.
From the very beginning, our focus for Philips MediaSuite was to ensure we were able to evolve with the market. To do that, we needed to be flexible, to listen and, crucially, to be able to respond quickly to customer needs, ensuring we are always fresh and relevant, Jeroen concluded.
On installation of the latest Philips MediaSuite firmware update, available now, the Apple TV app can be added to MediaSuite TVs through the Google Play store.