Apple announced AirPlay was coming to hotel TVs during WWDC, and that effort is already making headway thanks to LG bringing the feature to its hotel TV lineup in 2023.
AirPlay is a convenient feature that lets users cast content from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to another product like a TV. This system is being implemented in upcoming hotel TVs, and LG is at the forefront.
In a press release from LG Business Solutions USA, the company announced it would bring AirPlay to its upcoming LG Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs starting in 2023. LG is said to be among the leading providers of in-room hotel TVs, so fast adoption from the company is a boon for Apple's feature push.
"This is a major advancement for in-room entertainment in the travel and hospitality industry, and underscores how closely we are listening to the needs of consumers who increasingly demand simple access to their personal media options on the biggest screen, wherever they are," Michael Kosla, hospitality vice president at LG Business Solutions USA, said. "Hotels that offer this feature will have an immediate leg up with travelers who use Apple devices, boosting guest satisfaction while providing real differentiation from local competition."
The process for connecting to a hotel TV via AirPlay is streamlined as well. Users will only need to scan a QR code on the TV to pair with it — no passwords or apps are required.
A brief mention suggests AirPlay could come to other LG hotel TVs. It states, "AirPlay capability will be available on 2023 LG smart hotel TVs and on recent year's models."
Apple and LG worked together to ensure the feature is not only easy to access but private and secure at its foundation. The LG line of hotel smart TVs with AirPlay will begin rolling out at the end of 2023.