Netflix Subscribers Will Be Able To Stream Programs, Films For Free On Some Virgin America Flights

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Actress Uzo Aduba, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for 'Orange Is the New Black,' holds her statuette at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2015. Netflix subscribers can now watch Aduba's show and other streaming programs on some Virgin America flights. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Virgin America and Netflix are teaming up to offer complimentary, in-flight, WiFi-powered, streaming entertainment to passengers through March 2.

Non-Netflix subscribers on Virgin America flights equipped with ViaSat WiFi will be able to create a new, 30-day, free, trial account, which they can begin using during their trip.

The companies did not say how much the high-speed Internet service, which is fast enough to stream Netflix’s library, will cost after the promotion ends early next year.

“Netflix and Virgin America are both known for their focus on innovation and for shaking up their respective industries — so we’re thrilled to team up to bring the best in technology and entertainment to the skies,” Abby Lunardini, Virgin America’s vice president of brand marketing and communications, said in a statement. “We hope our guests enjoy the offering and know that even President Frank Underwood [fromHouse of Cards] can’t get entertainment this good onboard Air Force One.”

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


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