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Discussion in 'Marriott | Rewards' started by uggboy, Jan 20, 2015.
Netflix is coming to hotel rooms, starting with Marriott
I have a Netflix account. I do access it through my gadgets on the hotel WI-FI. Have done this in several hotels. Of course overseas I use a VPN to secure my streaming video.
Almost exactly what I do. I access Netflix or iTunes on my laptop while on the road (I do the same at home too),and use VPN overseas. I do not remember the last time I turned on the TV or in-room entertainment system in a hotel room...
I think the last time I turned on the TV in my hotel room was to watch the news...other than that nothing else.
And CNBC and Bloomberg.
I haven't turned on a TV in a while either, but I might now.
I usually watch Netflix on my tiny iPhone screen (company laptop never handles streaming video very well), but I just decided to start taking my Chromecast and a new HooToo travel router / battery charger, so I can use the big screen going forward. Assuming this works nicely, I'd rather use that instead of the hotel's Netflix, since the latter wouldn't have my lists or last-watched-timestamp info.
I did not think of the list of where I am at on which episode I am watching. That would be important to me.
Yup. Certainly, there's a workaround (remember which episode; fast-forward as appropriate) but it's definitely a nice-to-have, and if the Chromecast/HooToo solution works seamlessly, then no reason choose the hotel-provided-Netflix solution.
Of course, if the hotel's solution is hardwired and wifi speeds aren't great, it might influence the decision.
Sounds like too much work for something (remembering number of last episode watched) that is automatic once internet access is established and one logs in and watches a series directly on one's laptop. What am I missing?
I hate to say It but before Marriott fixes their wifi speed or whatever there's no way this would be implemented successfully.
I suppose it's value-add for those without a netflix subscription, and those that prefer to watch on 42" instead of 15". Like I said, I've been watching on my iPhone 5s screen lately, so even watching on an iPad mini seems like a movie theater screen to me
I was in the JW Marriott in New Delhi, and was using the slower speed, and Netflix worked really well.