Jetblue has teamed up with Amazon to bring the company’s Prime Video and Prime Music services to its planes. Beginning this week, passengers will be able to stream music and videos to their computers and tablets in 150 of Jetblue’s Wifi-equipped planes. Amazon and Jetblue first announced the partnership in May.
Amazon’s entertainment will be available free of charge, and not require passengers to buy a Wifi access pass. However, consumers will have to be Prime subscribers to make use of the offer. The system will offer users to subscribe to Prime if they don’t already have an account, and there will also be free access to Amazon’s web store — safe for any orders, of course.
Jetblue’s partnership with Amazon comes just weeks after Netflix unveiled a similar partnership with Virgin America. Under that deal, Virgin customers are also able to stream for free, without having to buy Wifi access — but only for a limited time: Virgin America will start charging for Netflix and other uses of its in-flight Wifi next March.