Philips Professional Display Solutions has announced a complimentary Android upgrade across its range of HFL5014 and 6014 Google-certified MediaSuite hospitality displays.
The company says the move is part of its commitment to supporting the hospitality industry, with its ‘Extended Lifetime’ promise ensuring its Android-powered hotel TVs “get better with age, with regular updates bringing a consistent, high-performing experience in every room, regardless of when the TV was purchased”.
Jeroen Verhaeghe, the company’s global product manager for professional TVs, said, “We don’t believe in limiting the latest and greatest features to the newest Philips models. We want our customers to be able to offer the best experience at all times, not just when their TVs are due for replacement. We hope our strategy brings some welcome relief to the industry, both today and into the future.”
The latest Android 9 (P) TV update can be installed remotely using Philips PDS’ exclusive CMND control and management platform, or manually via software downloaded onto a dedicated USB stick from philips.com/p-p.
The update includes embedded Netflix (announced at ISE 2020), Disney+, and Google Assistant which will give guests voice-activated control of their TV. All TVs will include the latest security updates from Google Android, as well as those from Philips PDS.
“The update to Android P is far more than a regular software update. It’s a complete platform upgrade and true game-changer to the industry, the way businesses think of technology and the regularity at which that technology is replaced,” Verhaeghe added. “With MediaSuite and our Extended Lifetime guarantee, hotel TVs get better with age, ensuring greater return on investment and the ultimate, uncompromised TV viewing experience for every guest in every room.”