Use your smartphone to control your hotel TV
Mobile devices pack a world of options and thanks to their convenient size, we can carry them around anywhere we go. If you want to enjoy access to a vast selection of entertainment when you travel, all you need is a smartphone or tablet and an internet connection to be able to enjoy games, videos, music and more. While many hotels offer on-demand TV services, most people nowadays rely on their mobile devices to enjoy content when they are on the road. However, there is an app that allows you to combine your mobile device and your hotel room TV to control your entertainment options.
LodgeNet is a company that has an extensive experience offering TV services in hotels across the United States and their STAYConnect app provides an excellent solution for hotel guests who want to use their mobile devices to control the TV and access information. Many people are concerned about germs on TV remote controls in hotels and this could be a good reason to use your smartphone instead. However, STAYConnect offers more than a safer option to control the TV in your hotel room.
How does it work
The app is simple and can be downloaded for free. It is supported by recognized hotel chains and it is available in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. When you stay in a hotel that uses LodgeNet’s STAYConnect, you can pair your mobile device with the room’s TV, using the code found on the main menu. Simply enter the code into the app on your smartphone or tablet and you will be ready to use your device as a remote control. With STAYConnect, you can turn the TV on and off, adjust the volume and change channels. It takes only a few seconds to set up and it is very easy to use.
STAYConnect gives you the possibility of searching through lists of movies, series and special events available on demand. Select your favourites, purchase from your device and watch the content on the TV room. With STAYConnect, you can also access additional playback options to manage the rented TV content using your tablet or smartphone. There is an in-app purchase that for $0.99, allows you to get a full year subscription to the program guide. You can enjoy the full list of content available on the touchscreen of your device, whenever you stay in a hotel that supports STAYConnect.
Apart from allowing you to browse content easily, STAYConnect also lets you discover what the hotel offers and enables you to manage wake-up calls, make spa reservations, request house keeping, room service, taxis, etc. The main advantage of STAYConnect is that it is a practical way of organizing hotel services and entertainment options in one place. Its interface is simple and more convenient than using the remote control to scroll through the options on the TV screen.
The core purpose of STAYConnect is to provide an easier option to access in-room on-demand hotel entertainment from your mobile device. The functionality of the app is subject to the hotel, which means that not all the features are available in every establishment that is compatible with STAYConnect. It is not a versatile app, but it is a practical solution for hotel guests who prefer to use their mobile devices to control their entertainment options. STAYConnect is available for iOS and Android users.