PPDS has announced the launch of a brand-new line of Philips Hospitality TVs with Chromecast built-in, and according to the company is, delivering the features and functionality expected from a premium TV at a lower price tag.

Unveiled for the first time on Philips stand 3P500 at ISE 2024 in Barcelona, the new Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series, according to PPDS, opens an exciting new era for entry-level hospitality TVs – combining previously unseen value with a wealth of highly advanced and versatile features for elevated experiences in hotel, healthcare and shared accommodation environments.

Launching in 24in, 32in, 43in, 50in, 55in, and 65in size variants and curated using invaluable feedback from the market, the new Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series addresses many of the historical challenges and compromises often faced by smaller and more price-conscious settings when selecting and upgrading their displays.

Quality without compromise

The new Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series is a ‘night and day’ upgrade on PPDS’ popular Philips PrimeSuite TV Series, featuring an all-new, slim bezel design coupled with a powerful 4K UHD display. With two 10W built-in speakers as standard, together with Dolby Atmos, optimum picture and audio performance is assured on the Philips Hospitality TV 4500 series, whatever the content and whatever the setting: from small B&Bs, motels and resorts, to care homes to student accommodation.

The new wall mountable or desk standing 4500 Series Android TV comes readily equipped with one of the industry’s widest and most accessible choices of entertainment services, reflecting current and future viewing habits, says PPDS. 

This includes local and international linear and non-linear channels, catch-up services and pay-per-view offerings, such as MyChoice – an integrated solution allowing users to purchase specific channels and packages via a code or a card – adding more content while creating additional revenue opportunities. 

Running on Android 11, users can enjoy access to thousands of popular apps on Google Play, including popular services such as local news, sports and games, as well as content streaming from an ever-growing list of providers for instant possibilities. 

Next to DVB-C/T and IPTV, this new Series also supports satellite broadcasting in Europe, making linear services more accessible in mountainous regions. 

Chromecast built-in

The new Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series also benefits from PPDS’ Chromecast built-in technology and security – as debuted on Philips MediaSuite and according to the company, it is the world’s first dedicated hospitality TV to include Chromecast built-in – bringing extensive user and financial benefits. 

Already deployed on Philips MediaSuite TVs by guests at some of the world’s largest global hotel chains – including Accor, Best Western, IHG, Marriot, and Radisson – Chromecast built-in on Philips Hospitality TVs will also allow users to cast their favourite movies, TV shows, and music, from their own personal or communal device, directly onto the large screen in up to 4K. 

As part of a long-term commitment to Android TV and Chromecast built-in, extensive security protocols have also been built into the new Philips Hospitality 4500 Series TVs, with all user data, via casting or input directly on the display, immediately deleted upon departure.

Cleaner, more secure installations

For physical security, Chromecast’s built-in technology eliminates the risk of dongle thefts, whilst unsightly wires, the need for external set-top boxes, servicing costs and costly recurring monthly subscription agreements can be avoided.

With versatility in mind, the Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series also comes with an extensive choice of exclusive remote management and monitoring capabilities, with a suite of new features allowing TVs to meet the needs and requirements to suit a variety of healthcare and hotel room settings.

Always in CMND

CMND provides 24/7 monitoring and management of all Philips Hospitality TVs on the network, reducing the need for physical guest room visits (if applicable) for any updates, retuning, or troubleshooting. This helps to limit potential interruption or inconvenience while creating more sustainable business practices. 

With the AppControl feature, AV/IT teams can effortlessly select, install, and manage all apps featured on the TV on a network – collectively across a fleet of displays or on an individual basis, for more personalised experiences. This can be managed and performed remotely, even when off-site. 

To support the needs of hotels and healthcare, Philips Hospitality TVs can be easily configured and tailored with a range of functions and features typically – but not exclusive – for either environment. 

Hygiene

With hygiene remaining a top priority in healthcare and hotel environments, Philips Hospitality 4500 Series TVs come with a Philips Premium Hygienic Remote Control as standard. Made from anti-microbial materials, the remote is entirely cavity-free – including no raised buttons – allowing for fast and simple cleaning and reducing the risk of spreading harmful germs and bacteria.

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