Netflix Coming Soon to a Plane Near You
Netflix is reaching new heights. Starting in 2018, the streaming service is improving bandwidth technology for mobile devices to make it easier and more cost-efficient for airlines to offer better Wi-Fi service in flight, according to Variety.
Netflix already has a deal with Virgin America to offer free Wi-Fi to subscribers on select flights, allowing passengers to stream new seasons of The Crown and Stranger Things to their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. The deal has now expanded to other airlines including Aeromexico, Qantas and Virgin Australia.
The idea seems to be trending as Amazon Prime and JetBlue also have a similar deal. In 2015, the e-commerce juggernaut and the aviation company partnered up to offer Prime members unlimited, free access to Wi-Fi while flying.
So sit back, relax, select a snack and get ready to be lost in the Upside Down.