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Hilton links up with Netflix on in-room streaming

Tyrone Stewart

Hilton Honors NetflixHilton has teamed up with Netflix to give its guests the ability to login to their Netflix accounts and control the experience from their smartphones.

Through the Hilton Honors app, guests in Hilton’s Connected Rooms – the hotel’s recently introduced high-tech guest rooms – can add Netflix to their list of ‘favourites’ then login to the platform and choose what they want to watch on the room’s TV. Connected Rooms are where guests can control the temperature, lights, TV, and other elements of their rooms all through the hotel’s app.

“We know our guests want to feel connected while traveling, just as they do at home, so we’re giving them seamless access to their favourite Netflix shows, films and specials while on the road,” said Noelle Eder, executive vice president and chief information and digital officer at Hilton. “Inspired by 100 years of innovation, we continue to find new ways to meet the constantly evolving needs of our guests.”

Unlike other hotels with access to Netflix, guests will be able to access their own personal accounts and not a version designed just for the hotel. Furthermore, guests without a Netflix account will be able to sign up on the spot in their room.

“This partnership extends our commitment to enabling our members to watch their favourite Netflix series, movies and specials wherever and whenever they want, and we’re thrilled to be bringing our service to Hilton guests all over the world,” said Bill Holmes, head of business development at Netflix.