Hotel Guests Can Stream Content to Their Hotel TV from Their Mobile Device with ADB's vuTyme

ADB, a provider of solutions and services for media convergence, announced that it is extending the capability of its vuTyme managed services hotel iTV solution to enable guests to stream content directly from their mobile devices. ADB is introducing a complementary solution, vuCaster, which augments vuTyme by allowing users to ‘cast’ their personalized programming from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and other premium content providers onto the bigger in-room screen.

vuTyme delivers a complete set of in-room services, including live TV, video on demand (VOD), pay-per-view (PPV), concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements. In addition, it offers searchable interactive program guide (IPG) and over-the-top (OTT) services, along with direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR code, pause/rewind/fast-forward live TV, and other guest-friendly features. vuTyme operates in the cloud, requiring no hotel head-end equipment — just a compact set-back box discretely mounted behind the TV.

To use smartphones, tablets, portable computers and other mobile devices to mirror application content to the in-room TV, a hotel guest simply uses the vuTyme on-screen menu to access vuCaster. Once enabled, guests can stream content from an array of ‘cast-aware’ applications. Guests can also stream their personal photos, videos, and music to the TV through vuCaster, while at the same time freeing up their mobile device for other activities.

vuCaster addresses several challenges facing hoteliers by permitting guests to easily switch between vuCaster and other vuTyme TV features, providing quick activation without requiring guests to enter their OTT account credentials into a foreign device, and allowing streaming from the hotel’s WiFi network.
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