Apple is finally rolling out AirPlay in hotel rooms

Apple is finally rolling out AirPlay in hotel rooms


Your iPhone’s AirPlay feature connects to the TV starting today at ‘select’ hotels throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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After some delay, Apple is finally bringing AirPlay to hotel room TVs — but you can only use it if you’re staying in one of the “more than” 60 IHG hotels it’s available in starting today.

Apple first announced the ability to use AirPlay in hotels with LG TVs during its Worldwide Developer Conference in 2023. The feature lets you stream shows, movies, and music from your phone to your hotel TV, as well as view photos or play games from a bigger screen.

Although Apple previously said AirPlay in hotels would arrive by the end of 2023, it ended up pushing back its launch until this year. The feature finally popped up with the release of iOS 17.3 earlier this year.

For now, AirPlay is currently only supported in select IHG hotels — such as the Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, and Avid Hotels — in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Apple says it will add more locations “in the coming months.” If you’re wondering whether you’ll get to use AirPlay during your next vacation, you can check out the full list of supported hotels from IHG’s website.

Emma Roth

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