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JetBlue Partners with Amazon to Up Prime In-Flight Entertainment

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 6, 2015
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JetBlue tail fins. Photo: JetBlue

[Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Amazon has partnered with JetBlue to allow Amazon Prime members to stream movies and TV episodes in flight, including exclusive Amazon Original Series, on the airline’s free in-flight Wi-Fi service Fly-Fi. In addition, all JetBlue customers will be able to rent or purchase titles in the Amazon Instant Video store, including new release movies and day-after TV programming, over the satellite-based broadband Internet.

“Fly-Fi technology will give Prime members and customers unlimited, on-demand access to the full catalog of titles from Amazon’s digital video library while they’re in the sky — without the need to rush to download one more episode or movie before taking off, we’re helping make airline travel more enjoyable,” said Michael Paull, vice president of digital video at Amazon.

Access to Amazon’s entertainment library will be built into the JetBlue Fly-Fi Hub, giving customers instant access to watch titles from Amazon on their laptops, Fire devices, Apple and Android phones and tablets. JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi broadband Internet will be available on all JetBlue’s Airbus A321 and A320 aircraft this year, and on JetBlue’s Embraer E190 aircraft in 2016.

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