American Airlines customers will have access to Apple Music to stream more than 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic fight equipped with Wi-Fi starting in February. American is the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music. The catch is you have to have an Apple Music subscription. If you don’t already have a subscription you will be able to connect to Wi-Fi at no cost, sign up onboard and receive free access for three months.
American Airlines currently has more than 570 aircraft with high-speed Wi-fi and hopes to complete that project by mid-2019. You will also see free streaming live television on more of their aircraft in the future. The airline currently has live access on more than 400 domestic and 155 international aircraft. AA also understands you’ll want to be stay charged up if you’re using your mobile device for streaming so they will continue to install more power outlets for seats on all their mainline aircraft.
“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 fight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.”
American Airlines has also helped curate unique city-themed playlists for their destinations as part of some exclusive content.