In the not so distant past, when our hotel stay featured satellite TV channels we would already consider the service to be high-standard, especially if we had travelled overseas. Today, with fast access to worldwide news via the internet connection of our smartphones, this feature is no longer as appealing as it used to. That is why some hospitality chains are taking further steps to set a new milestone: making Netflix available for guests to use in their hotel room TVs. Come to think of it, being able to binge-watch your favorite streaming TV shows after a long, exhausting day doing business in a foreign city would certainly feel like home. Let’s take a deeper look at how this innovative hotel amenity works.
Which hotels have the in-room TV Netflix feature enabled?
For the time being, you can log into your Netflix account using the TV in your hotel room at select United States locations of internationally renowned hospitality chains like Marriott, Starwood, Best Western, Hilton, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Intercontinental and Wyndham. You may contact the property where you will be staying to ask whether the service is enabled prior to your arrival.
Accessing your Netflix account from your hotel room TV
If this amenity is indeed available at the location where you are staying, you will have to options to log into your account: pressing the Netflix button on the remote control or else looking for the Netflix icon on the main menu on the TV screen. Both methods will lead to the displaying of a login screen and a touch keyboard; all you need to do at this point is entering your e-mail address or username and password and start enjoying your binge-watching session. Well, before you do, perhaps you should order room service.
Are my personal details safe if I enter my Netflix account at a hotel?
Watching Netflix on the TV of your hotel room does not entail any risk, since all the information you enter to log in is automatically cleared up as soon as you check out. For your peace of mind, though, you may want to sign out before you leave your room by selecting this option from the main menu.
What if I don’t have a Netflix account?
If you are not a user yet, you can still sign up for a Netflix account during your hotel stay, which you will be able to access from your own electronic devices using your chosen credentials after you leave.
What can I watch during my trip?
It largely depends on how much time to spare you have before bedtime or an appointment, if you watch TV to relax and fall asleep or if you really want to make the most of your hotel stay and watch meaningful content. In case you simply can’t make up your mind, scroll down and browse the menu for documentaries, movies and series, search for a specific genre or actor or trust Netflix’s personalized recommendations.