Virgin America Makes Netflix Streaming Possible at 35,000 Feet

Virgin America Makes Netflix Streaming Possible at 35,000 Feet Image Credit: Netflix

Internet TV giant, Netflix and the low-fare airline, Virgin America have partnered to provide complimentary in-flight WiFi access that allows new and existing Netflix members to enjoy the entire Netflix catalog of films and shows.

This is made possible with Virgin America recent connectivity partnership with ViaSat, which brings significantly faster WiFi to the airline’s 10 new airbus A320 aircraft being delivered from fall 2015 to mid-2016 - offering WiFi connectivity that is 8 to 10 times faster than any other onboard WiFi system. Netflix users onboard Virgin America’s new ViaSat WiFi-equipped aircraft will be able to stream the best programming available in the skies to their phones, tablets, and laptops. The low cost airlines is offering free usage until March 2, 2016. 

Abby Lunardini, Virgin America Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications
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.

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

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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