Netflix comes to Marriott hotel rooms

Netflix is already available on lots of platforms, and now it’s expanding into hotel rooms.

Marriott is rolling out the streaming service to its hotels, starting with eight locations, the San Diego Source reports. It will also offer guests other streaming services like Hulu and Pandora.

The hotel chain is reportedly trying to make a whole new in-room entertainment service for guests.

“We have invited leading technology companies and content providers to work with us to design the next wave in in-room entertainment focussing on on-demand programming,” said John Wolf, a spokesperson for Marriott. “We are currently offering guests in eight test hotels the opportunity to stream their content through our high-definition TVs whether it is Netflix, Hulu or Pandora.”

The service could be offered as part of a premium internet package by the hotel in order to make more money. Though no decision has been made yet.

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Netflix has more than 50 million customers around the world, and will expand to Australia and New Zealand in March. It’s also branching out into films with a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Not to be outdone, Amazon announced it is moving into films too, with plans to release around a dozen films in cinemas every year. They will be available on the Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service a month or two later.

Would you like Netflix in your hotel room? Or are you happy with it on your laptop? Let us know in the comments.

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