Today DISH announced OnStream, a new way for hotels to offer both live TV and popular streaming services like Netflix to customers. No longer will guests need to bring a streaming player with them to watch their favorite services.
This new service even includes a built-in Chromecast, allowing guests to cast their favorite videos to their TVs.
“As the hospitality industry evolves, DISH Business is committed to staying ahead of the curve. Travelers increasingly expect to have access to entertainment and the technological comforts of home while on the go,” said Kris Singleton, SVP, DISH Commercial Business. “OnStream provides guests with an experience while offering hotels the opportunity to stand out from competitors.”
“OnStream delivers premium viewing and puts the guest in control—anywhere on the property. With features such as native casting, built-in third-party streaming apps, and cross-channel search, OnStream makes it easy to find live, streaming, and on-demand content across in-room TVs and personal devices.” DISH said in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News.
Here is how DISH describes the service:
- Native casting makes guests’ owned content seamlessly available on compatible hotel TVs and in-room devices
- Built-in streaming links directly to guests’ favorite third-party apps
- Universal search makes it easy to find live, streaming, and on-demand content across apps
- BYOD flexibility allows guests to watch live TV on their own devices anywhere on property
- Digital check-out via in-room TVs streamlines housekeeping & front desk wait times
- Bill viewing allows guests to examine charges from their TV to minimize wait time at the desk
- Display property information, offers, and push notifications.
Increasingly hotel guests don’t just want a handful of cable channels today they want the ability to watch their favorite streaming services. Now DISH is building that into their business offerings for hotels in the hope that it will help keep hotels picking them to offer TV services to their guests.