Virgin America Will Now Have Spotify and the New York Times Available for Free
Virgin America, once again, sweetens the in-flight entertainment pot.
This summer Virgin America announced that Netflix would be available for streaming, for free, during flights, and now it’s doubling down on the in-flight entertainment. Starting today, flyers can zone out while listening to their favorite music on Spotify or reading a curated selection of New York Times articles—at no charge.
Virgin America has also added a personalized twist to Spotify’s offerings, with 60 original playlists that feature songs related to a certain city. (So passengers can listen to Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” while descending into New York, for example, or LL Cool J’s “Going Back to Cali” on the way to L.A.)
These enhanced entertainment options are possible thanks to Virgin America’s in-flight Wi-Fi provider ViaSat, which connects to land-based and satellite signals for a steadier connection.
The Spotify and New York Times partnerships only last through March, so get your in-flight music and news while you can.