Imagine using all that time in-flight to catch up on your favorite Netflix series. According to Qantas, it’s all very possible.
Today, Qantas announced it would offer Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on all Wi-Fi enabled flights by end of this month. In the statement, the Australian airline also validated the usage of National Broadband Network’s Sky Muster satellite to speed up connection “10 times faster” than any average in-flight Wi-Fi.
This service will be offered first on domestic flights throughout the rest of the year. But Qantas is looking for suppliers to provide Wi-Fi across “large stretches over water.”
This is a sign that more airlines might be moving toward the same trend since services like Netflix eliminates airlines’ efforts to negotiate rights and licensing deals for in-flight content. For these subscription services, it’s also good news to reach an audience looking to pass time on the plane.
Both Netflix and Spotify are offering a one-off 30-day free trial, targeting those who live on planes and are always traveling. Any new ways to catch up on The Crown sounds like a great idea to us!
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