Dish Integrates Netflix to its Hospitality Solution
Dish is to integrate Netflix into its Evolve television solution for hotels in the coming months. Guests staying in hotels featuring Evolve will be able to access their personal Netflix account directly from their room’s television. In addition to Netflix, Evolve provides access to thousands of Android TV apps from the Google Play Store.
Launched in June 2017, Evolve is Dish’s 4K-capable hospitality set-back box that integrates Chromecast, streaming apps, live linear content, an interactive programming guide, and Netflix into one solution. Powered by Smatbox, Dish’s 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, according to the company.
The Evolve solution is 4K-capable, enabling guests to watch Netflix’s suite of 4K movies and shows when it is connected to a 4K TV. Guests can also cast their Netflix content from their mobile devices to their hotel room TV. When the guest checks out of the room, their Netflix user credentials will automatically be removed from the system.