Simplifying Integrated In-Room Entertainment

Today’s guests want engaging but effortless entertainment.

Rapidly changing viewing habits and the use of personal devices have created challenges for hotel owners looking to provide truly integrated in-room entertainment experiences. Too often, guests are forced to choose between watching the channels provided on the hotel’s HDTV or watching their own content on the small screens of their personal devices. 

They want to enjoy their favorite live HD channels, apps, games, music, and movies, just like they do at home.

Guests get frustrated with complicated interfaces, cumbersome pairing processes, and the myriad of cords and devices that often need to be plugged in; they just want an easy way to watch the content they love without complications or compromised picture quality.  With so many service providers, content sources and supported devices there isn’t a universally accepted “at home experience” to emulate in the hotel room. 

Instead, many hoteliers are focused on providing a dynamic and intuitive user experience that lets guests easily enjoy the content they want with the best viewing experience available, even on their first stay. While the guest experience is paramount, hoteliers are also looking for solutions that are easy for the property to manage without complicated equipment or expensive installation.   

  • When exploring options to upgrade your guest entertainment, there are a number of key issues to consider:
  • Is the solution easy for your guests to use and for your property to support?
  • Is the solution flexible enough to support the varied and rapidly changing needs of your guests?
  • What are the upfront and ongoing costs?
  • What changes are required for integration with your existing distribution network?
  • Is the solution scalable and will the partner be there to support your long-term needs?

Introducing: Evolve from Dish

Evolve is an in-room entertainment solution personalized by guests and powered by their content. Designed around the viewing habits of today’s hotel guest, Evolve seamlessly pairs live TV, apps and streamed content through an advanced program guide with an intuitive user experience that makes content discovery and accessibility easy.

Powered by Android TV, Evolve lets guests enjoy unlimited entertainment with thousands of movies, shows, apps, and games on Google Play. With Google Play Movies & TV, guests can rent or buy the newest movies—plus their timeless favorites. Because guests use their own Google Play accounts, they can watch instantly in the room or later from their personal devices.  

Guests can stream the apps they know and love from their phones, tablets, and laptops to the hotel TV.

Commercial-grade performance, reliability, and flexibility

Built on SmartBox technology, Evolve works with any hotel network or HDTV, with QAM or IP video inputs, and with DOCSIS, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi (2.4/5 GHz) connections. It is centrally managed and customizable, allowing for a seamless transition from any incumbent technology. With Hotel PMS integration, you can welcome your guests personally to the room and feel secure knowing that any credentials entered will automatically be cleared upon check out.

To learn what EVOLVE can do for your property, visit the DISH Booth, #1927, at HITEC Toronto or visit



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