As the owner of corporate housing, you probably spend a lot of time looking for options to cut costs to bring in a higher level of profit. Offering cable television is a fantastic amenity for your guests, but it can also be seriously expensive. That’s why we wanted to talk about an alternative. Instead of buying the most expensive cable package, have you ever considered offering streaming services in your furnished housing?
Streaming Devices in Corporate Housing
Want to use streaming services instead of cable? Taking advantage of services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix means having a way to display them on a television screen. If you have a smart television, the apps are going to be there already so there’s nothing more you need to do than set them up.
On the other hand, a traditional television requires a device to do the streaming. Most of the choices come from big names like Apple, Roku, Google, and Amazon. If you want to offer the best quality, the Chromecast Ultra and Amazon Fire TV both work as 4k players, which guests are sure to appreciate.
Another option is to plug in an old laptop or desktop computer to the television using a VGA, HDMI, or DVI cable. With the inclusion of a mouse and a keyboard, streaming can be done that way, too.
Different Streaming Service Options
We mentioned that Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are the most used streaming services, which also means many of your renters will already be familiar with them. Offering one of these services, or a combination of all three, can stand in for normal cable. On top of that, most of them are relatively inexpensive compared to paying for a bunch of premium channels for guests.
There are also cable replacement services that may be a bit more expensive but offer live television. These include services like Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue. The channels are the same as you would have with cable, but they stream over the Internet instead of going through an analog wire.
No matter what you choose, do some research first to make sure it meets your needs and those of your guests. It can set your corporate housing apart to offer a great streaming service that renters will want to use while staying at your furnished housing.
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