Hilton announced a new integration with iHeartRadio that lets its guests to stream live radio stations, thousands of music playlists and podcasts directly from their TVs through the hotel’s high-tech Connected Room guest technology platform.
This is another Connected Room feature that enables guests to personalise their travel experience.
The new feature enables guests who stay in Hilton Connected Rooms to play exclusive audio content and have quick access to thousands of live radio stations from across the country, customised music stations based on their favourite artists, and top podcasts.
Furthermore, travellers can use either their Hilton Honors app or the in-room remote to gain access to the content on their guestroom TV.
Hilton executive vice president and chief information and digital officer Noelle Eder said: “We heard our guests loud and clear when they said they wanted the ability to stream music in their guestrooms, so we’re excited to bring this to life in collaboration with iHeartRadio.
“This addition to Connected Room is just another way we’re making travelers feel at home by giving them access to their favorite content and enjoying custom, curated playlists for any occasion or mood.”
For Hilton guests, iHeartRadio is free and no signup is required; guests are required to only open the app on their TV and press play.
iHeartMedia president of strategic partnerships Michele Laven said: “We are excited to join forces with Hilton, a leader in the hospitality industry, to provide a superior music experience for travelers.
“We look forward to helping enhance the guest’s stay by giving them the companionship of our live radio stations as well as quick and easy access to iHeartRadio’s massive catalog of music playlists, podcasts and more.”
iHeartRadio has joined Netflix and SHOWTIME in Hilton’s Connected Room technology.
The Connected Room technology lets guests to access on-demand content and also control the temperature, lights and TV from their mobile device or in-room remote.
Hilton currently has more than 3,500 Connected Rooms across 15 hotels. It intends to launch the technology to most of its portfolio of almost 5,900 hotels over the next few years.