PPDS announces that the Apple TV app is now available on its Philips MediaSuite Hospitality range of TVs – rAVe [PUBS]

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PPDS, the exclusive global supplier of Philips professional TV and digital signage products, is delighted to announce that the hugely popular Apple TV app is now available to hotel guests on its range of Philips hospitality TVs. MediaSuite.

Further reinforcing PPDS’ strategy to deliver comprehensive, industry-leading professional TV solutions to the global hospitality market – including advanced back-end control and choice of entertainment for hoteliers and guests Hotel – Apple TV app gives viewers a personalized guide to their movies and TV shows across multiple channels, rentals, and purchases all in one app. The app is home to Apple TV+, Apple’s global streaming service that features Apple Originals from the world’s most creative storytellers, including award-winning series, gripping dramas, groundbreaking documentaries, kids’ entertainment, comedies and much more, with new Apple Originals added. each month. Apple TV+ is home to acclaimed series including “Ted Lasso”, “The Morning Show”and recently premiered hits such as “Break” and “The After Party” with the SAG, BAFTA, AFI Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film “CODA,” and nominated for Oscars and BAFTAs “The Tragedy of Macbeth”.

With the Apple TV app, travelers can watch award-winning original shows and movies from Apple TV+, get expert recommendations on what to watch, and pick up where they left off on shows and movies they are currently watching. The Apple TV app seamlessly streams viewers in over 100 countries and regions across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and online at tv.apple.com, as well as popular video streaming devices, smart TVs and game consoles.

According to figures, the global video streaming market was valued at $50.11 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $223.98 billion by 2028* as people continue to shift to non-linear entertainment services on demand. In the UK alone, the average time spent streaming in 2019 during lockdown was around six hours and 25 minutes a day, or a total of almost 45 hours a week – increasing by a third of a year to year.

Jeroen Verhaeghe, International Business Manager for Hospitality and the brain behind Philips MediaSuite, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we can now offer access to the Apple TV app, which includes Apple TV+, one of the streaming services most popular TVs in the world, for Philips Media Suite. Providing even more choice for hotel guests by allowing them to stream the content they love, the way they want. Boosted by the pandemic, streaming services have never been more popular, so it’s vital for PPDS and the hospitality industry to keep pace and meet the changing needs of today’s travelers with our Philips professional displays. .

All-inclusive entertainment

With over 180,000 sales in Europe since launch, Philips MediaSuite TVs from PPDS have quickly become the go-to choice for many major global hotel chains and are now a market leader in a growing number of regions including the Nordics, DACH and the Benelux.

With expanded entertainment and unparalleled back-end control and management, guests staying at Philips MediaSuite-equipped hotels can now enjoy instant access to all major streaming platforms in one place. Plus, with access to thousands of apps and games through the Google Play store, Philips MediaSuite has something for everyone, young or old.

Jeroen concluded: “From the start, our goal for Philips MediaSuite was to ensure that we could evolve with the market. To do this, we had to be flexible, responsive and, above all, be able to respond quickly to customer needs, ensuring we were always fresh and relevant.

Jeroen continued, “Our strategic decision to run our Philips MediaSuite TV on the Android TV operating system means that our customers and their guests will always experience the latest features they have come to expect, whether it’s the latest app, an important security patch, user analytics, voice command or the latest streaming platform. Another example of market demand and PPDS delivery is the Apple TV app on Philips MediaSuite. The best just got better.

Upon installing the latest Philips MediaSuite firmware update, available now, the Apple TV app can be added to MediaSuite TVs via the Google Play store.

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