Netflix is coming to hotel rooms, starting with Marriott

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  1. uggboy
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    Netflix is coming to hotel rooms, starting with Marriott

     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    I think the last time I turned on the TV in my hotel room was to watch the news...other than that nothing else.
     
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    And CNBC and Bloomberg.
     
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    I haven't turned on a TV in a while either, but I might now.
     
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    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.
     
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    I did not think of the list of where I am at on which episode I am watching. That would be important to me.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    I hate to say It but before Marriott fixes their wifi speed or whatever there's no way this would be implemented successfully.
     
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    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 ;)
     
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    I was in the JW Marriott in New Delhi, and was using the slower speed, and Netflix worked really well.
     

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