Netflix Now Streaming Videos In Virgin America Flights

Posted: Sep 30 2015, 9:50am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 30 2015, 7:07pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 
Netflix Now Streaming Videos in Virgin America Flights
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Netflix teams up with Virgin America to allow travelers to stream video in the air.

Netflix will now be bringing its services to members wherever they are. Today Netflix will extend its services to new Virgin America aircraft. This is equipped with ViaSat Wi-Fi service offering Internet speeds 8 to 10 times faster than other onboard systems. Netflix has entered a partnership with Virgin America.

Through this partnership, Netflix members traveling in ViaSat-equipped planes will have free Wi-Fi access. With this they can stream their favorite movies or shows. This free Wi-Fi promotion extends through March 2, 2016. It also applies to the airline’s 10 new specially equipped airplanes entering service in the coming months.

Abby Lunardini the Virgin America Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications was quite excited about this new partnership. He stated that the two companies are both known for their focus on innovation.

He also explained that this is their plan: to bring the best in technology and entertainment to the skies. Mr. Abby also stated that with this partnership the company will now be able to provide the largest breadth of streamed content ever.

The guests on the plane equipped with the new service will be notified by the on-board airline team that they can access Wi-Fi. The guests can then open their browser and login for free. Existing account holders will be able to access Netflix through their mobile device, tablet or laptop. New members can sign up to enjoy a free 30 day Netflix trial.

“Netflix and Virgin America are both known for their focus on innovation and for shaking up their respective industries – so we’re thrilled to team up to bring the best in technology and entertainment to the skies. These latest generation investments in our WiFi and entertainment platforms allow us to provide the largest breadth of streamed content ever available at 35,000 feet – along with entire seasons of some Netflix favorites via the Red platform,” said Abby Lunardini, Virgin America Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications. “We hope our guests enjoy the offering and know that even President Frank Underwood can’t get entertainment this good onboard Air Force One.”

“As WiFi becomes more ubiquitous, it’s going to be increasingly possible for members to enjoy Netflix wherever they want,” said Bill Holmes, Netflix’s global head of business development. “We’re delighted to partner with Virgin America to extend the joy of Netflix to our members at 35,000 feet.”

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