MINNEAPOLIS -- DISH continues to transform the hotel industry's ability to provide premium television entertainment, anywhere on a property. Today at HITEC Minneapolis, the company announced that Netflix is now available on its EVOLVE® TV platform for hotels, giving guests access to their personal accounts directly from the TV in their room. DISH also introduced a new streaming service that allows guests to watch TV anywhere in a hotel, in and out of their rooms, on personal devices connected to the property's network.
Launched in June 2017, EVOLVE seamlessly integrates live linear programming, casting and streaming apps via the Google Play Store into one customizable solution. Powered by SMARTBOX®, DISH's revolutionary headend video distribution platform for commercial applications, EVOLVE is designed to work with any hotel wiring scenario, as well as existing or upgraded network infrastructures.
The launch of Netflix on EVOLVE makes DISH the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix service on a customized hotel TV platform. Guests staying in hotels equipped with EVOLVE can subscribe to Netflix or sign into their existing account by accessing the Netflix app via the on-screen TV menu, the linear channel guide or simply by pressing the Netflix button on the remote control. Guests' user credentials are automatically removed from the system when they check out of the room.
Live Streaming TV
DISH now offers hotels a live streaming TV service that guests can view for free anywhere on the property, including in the lobby and at the gym or pool. It also gives families the ability to watch multiple channels at once on devices in their room.
Available on browser-enabled devices, this streaming content features 24 channels selected by the hotel, and is powered by SMARTBOX and delivered over the property's IP network. Hotel owners have the option to customize the guest experience with unique personalization and branding opportunities in the streaming TV service user interface.