Hotel Internet Services Adds Voice Command Functionality to BeyondTV
Hotel Internet Services (HIS), has integrated voice-activated technology in its BeyondTV platform, a content streaming and casting solution for guestrooms. Deployed alongside Amazon's Alexa and via a software integration with Volara, a voice-based solution for the hospitality industry, BeyondTV now provides guests with the ability to fully control all television-based functions that the solution offers through voice command.
BeyondTV's newest upgrade not only allows users to turn guestroom televisions on or off, but also significantly provides guests with the ability to change channels or pull up a television guide with the use of their voice. Guests can even request the platform to display a specific television show by simply speaking its name. Voice command also extends to the array of features offered by BeyondTV, such as personal device casting, access to social media and online video streaming accounts, or the ability to visit websites on the guestroom television. With BeyondTV hosting its own library of pay-per-view movies, guests can instantly locate and begin watching the content of their choice.
BeyondTV, a cloud-based integration, automatically receives television-specific voice commands that are routed from Volara. Volara further ensures that service requests or commands to activate other amenites are also directed to the appropriate systems. Each unit is pre-configured to a property's specific guestroom and Wi-Fi network, allowing hoteliers to implement the solution with minimal effort.