Qantas domestic flights to get Netflix, Spotify and Foxtel
Feb 16 2017
If Qantas really is the spirit of Australia, then this spirit really digs House Of Cards.
While you usually need a subscription to use these services, passengers will have free access for the duration of their flight.
In addition to assisting with reducing turbulence and improving aircraft maintenance, the upgrade will also provide a boost to entertainment in the form of Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify access.
The live streaming are made possible through the NBN Sky Muster satellite service, which Qantas claims to be "10 times faster".
Last year, the airline fitted out 80 domestic planes with free, high-speed Wi-Fi (provided by the National Broadband Network) and the service is now being trialled, the Australian reported today.
The national carrier said it will start introducing the service later this month before the rest of its fleet of domestic Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircrafts will adopt the new feature from mid-2017 onwards.
Qantas Airline's passengers will soon be able to continue binge-watching their favourite TV shows and listen to over 30 million songs from a height of 35,000 feet.
'The usage of data from the collection of albums we already have on our aircraft shows that music is a great way for passengers to relax as they watch the world fly by.
The Australian airline Qantas is offering free (!) access to the streaming services for passengers, as well as free in-flight wifi.
Foxtel will offer three days free access to its Foxtel app every time a customer flies, allowing customers to stream live sports, news and TV shows as well as its full range of on-demand content. Travellers will be required to sign up for a subscription to access Netflix's and Spotify's free trials, though no sign up is necessary to use Foxtel's three free days' access. Qantas also said it was working with suppliers to potentially extend Wi-Fi services on regional and global flights.