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LG Details Plans To Roll Out Google Cast Support To Hotel TVs

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LG ProCentric hotel TV shown in a hotel room.

LG has confirmed plans to begin bringing Google Cast (formerly Chromecast built-in) to its hotel TVs later this year. At CES 2024 in January, and as part of a variety of Android-related announcements, Google confirmed it was working with LG to extend Google Cast to LG’s hospitality and healthcare products.

At the time, Google confirmed that the plan was to begin rolling out that support ‘later this year.’ With it is now later in the year, LG has began confirming additional details on the rollout.

To begin with, the company’s 2024 Pro:Centric smart hotel TVs will be the first to gain support. While LG hasn’t specified exactly when, the support will become available on these hotel TVs via a software update sometime this year.

LG is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in hotel room entertainment through partnerships with technology leaders like Google to combine our new smart hotel TVs with the latest in casting technology to benefit hoteliers and guests alike,” said Michael Kosla, senior vice president, LG Business Solutions USA.

The company has also confirmed that Hyatt is working with LG to become the first hospitality brand to deploy these new integrated LG smart hotel TVs later this year, unlocking guest access to Google Cast.

We introduced the first industry casting solution in 2017, and now with Google and LG, we are exploring taking in-room casting to the next level to boost operational efficiency and improve the guest experience,” said Rohan Jani, associate vice president of guest products at Hyatt.

Once available, hotel guests with a compatible mobile device will be able to connect to the TV using a QR code and then wirelessly stream content, or use their mobile device to control various aspects of the TV, including adjusting the volume.

The availability of Google Cast will follow LG’s rolling out of AirPlay support, which now allows iPhone and iPad users to stream to hotel room TVs in select IHG properties in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

John Finn

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