Likely an attempt to increase the number of entertainment options within the hotel room, Bloomberg is reporting that Marriott is currently beta testing streaming entertainment access at a handful of locations. Offering access to Netflix and Hulu for video content as well as Pandora for music, hotel management is attempting to decide how to offer the services to guests. At the moment, guests log into the services using their personal subscription passwords, as noted by some Twitter users.
Speaking about the potential for streaming access, Marriott spokesperson John Wolf said “We have invited leading technology companies and content providers to work with us to design the next wave in in-room entertainment focusing on on-demand programming. We are currently offering guests in eight test hotels the opportunity to stream their content through our high-definition TVs whether it is Netflix, Hulu or Pandora.”
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