Wednesday, 30 January 2019

American Airlines customers can access Apple Music for FREE in flight from Friday

Good news for passengers of one of the mega-carriers of North America as American Airlines opens up access to the whole of Apple Music from this Friday onwards.  This will give American's passengers the abilitiy to stream more than 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi. American is the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi access.

No matter how you like to spend your time in the air, there’s something for everyone on American flights. American continues to build a world-class customer experience and is investing in new entertainment and connectivity options throughout its fleet. 

In addition to launching Apple Music, American is also:

Installing high-speed Wi-Fi on domestic aircraft, with more than 570 aircraft complete today, and full completion mid-2019
Adding free live TV, currently on more than 400 domestic and 155 international aircraft, with additional rollouts continuing this year
Providing free access to wireless entertainment throughout American’s fleet, bringing great movies and television shows right to each customer’s device
Installing power at every seat on mainline aircraft and two-class regional jets
Wi-Fi access when flying on Viasat-equipped planes.

“Our customers want to make the most of their time when flying with us. That’s why we’re investing in high-speed Wi-Fi, the newest movies, live TV and now Apple Music,” said Janelle Anderson, Vice President of Global Marketing at American. “Providing customers with more ways to stay connected throughout each flight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.”

“For most travellers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases,” said Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music. “With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favourite songs and artists in the air and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.”

To enjoy Apple Music during flight, customers on Viasat-equipped aircraft can connect to Wi-Fi at no cost and log in with their Apple Music subscription. Customers who don’t already have an Apple Music subscription will be able to connect to Wi-Fi at no cost, sign up onboard and receive free access for three months. Apple Music is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Apple TV, PC, Android, CarPlay, HomePod, Sonos and Amazon Echo.

American Airlines customers can enjoy the world’s most exciting new music and unique city-themed playlists for their journey in addition to Apple Music’s exclusive content such as in-depth artist interviews and today’s hottest sounds on the Beats 1 global livestream. Visit applemusic.com/americanairlines to learn more and listen onboard starting Feb. 1st.