• Wednesday , 2 December 2020

Philips updates MediaSuite TVs with Android

Philips Professional Display Solutions is offering a complimentary Android upgrade across its range of HFL5014 and 6014 Google-certified MediaSuite hospitality TVs, bringing all the latest entertainment, control and security features to new and existing models, whilst extending product lifetime, maximising return on investment and reducing e-waste for a more positive environmental impact.

As part of Philips PDS’ commitment to supporting the hospitality industry, the company’s game-changing ‘Extended Lifetime’ promise ensures its Android-powered hotel TVs get better with age, with regular updates bringing a consistent, high-performing experience in every room, regardless of when the TV was purchased.

Extending the lifetime of products through these invaluable software updates brings bigger picture benefits to the hospitality industry and beyond, reducing e-waste, as well as enhancing return on investment.

Figures show a record breaking 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste in 2019, up 21 per cent since 2014. That’s the equivalent of 800 laptops are discarded every second, whilst each year in the UK, an estimated two million TVs are dumped, many of which are fully working but simply deemed out-dated.

Commenting on these benefits, Franck Racape, Commercial Vice President EMEA, added: “At Philips PDS we are committed to creating a more sustainable path forward for the AV industry. One that brings benefits to all of our customers, reducing carbon footprints and the effects we are seeing from every type of waste. From reimagining packaging through to extending product lifetimes, sustainability is a key requirement for our customers and a clear deliverable achieved with these updates.”

Available now, the latest Android 9 (P) TV update can be installed either remotely, using Philips PDS’ exclusive CMND control and management platform, or manually via software downloaded onto a dedicated USB stick from philips.com/p-p.

The Philips MediaSuite range was first introduced during ISE 2019, setting a new industry standard for hospitality, offering best-in-class premium 4K performance, plus an extensive array of pro TV firsts. These included Chromecast built-in, access to thousands of Apps via the Google Play Store and extensive remote personalisation and back-end control and management capabilities.

Android P further enhances all the existing features being enjoyed by hoteliers and hotel guests around the world today, plus a raft of new ones, ensuring the technology keeps pace with and meets customers’ expectations in the way they choose to access and consume content. These include: Netflix; Disney; Google Assistant; and the latest security patches:

Philips Professional Display Solutions is offering a complimentary Android upgrade across its range of and 6014 Google-certified MediaSuite hospitality TVs. 

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