In the past 8 days I’ve stayed in 3 different Hyatt hotels and all three offered the ability to “cast” shows from your phone (or other device) to the in-room TV. I don’t know if this is available in all Hyatt’s worldwide, but clearly it is available to many. This is awesome for those who like to watch shows through streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, etc.
This ability to cast video to Hyatt TVs is new to me, but it is something that Hyatt has been cooking up for several years. I know because I found a press release about it which is dated April 2017.
Anyway, here are the basics:
- Turn on TV
- Select Google Chromecast (see image above). In some cases you may have to click “Menu” on the remote control first. Sometimes it’s harder to find… At Ventana Big Sur, the Chromecast option was really hidden. To get to the right place, I pressed and held the Enter button on the TV remote (which let me change the video source) and then I selected HDMI 3 to get to Chromecast (I found this by accident). Usually it won’t be so hard to find.
- Either follow the directions on the screen or open your Hyatt app to connect your phone to the TV
- From your phone, open a streaming app, find the video you want to watch, and click the cast button: