Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Turn Your Phone into TV Remote in Your Hotel Room

I think many of us who no longer have cable or even a TV at home enjoy TV while on the road. Sometimes it just reminds us that we aren't missing that much. This week I enjoyed an huge (40 inch?) LG flat screen TV in my Best Western Plus hotel. Wow! The picture is amazing. There was a QR coded advert for the LodgeNet Interactive TV app. It allowed me to use my phone as a remote for the TV and to select stations by source (eg. NBC or HBO). This was faster than navigating the hotel TV menu. So even though a "Clean Remote" was provided as a sanitized TV remote, my Droid as Remote was faster and easier! Love it! What did I find to watch? NCIS (Mark Harmon!) and The Voice.