American Airlines to offer Apple Music for free in flight

Available on ViaSat-equipped domestic flights

Starting Friday, February 1, American Airlines domestic passengers will have access to Apple Music to stream more than 50 million songs, playlists and music videos.

The new service is available on any domestic flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi.

Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service also includes the Internet radio station Beats 1, which broadcasts live to over 100 countries 24 hours a day.

Passengers with Apple Music subscriptions on Viasat-equipped aircraft can connect to Wi-Fi at no cost and log in with their Apple Music subscription.

Passengers who don’t already have an Apple Music subscription will be able to connect to Wi-Fi at no cost, sign up onboard and receive free access for three months.

Apple Music is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Apple TV, PC, Android, CarPlay, HomePod, Sonos and Amazon Echo.

Janelle Anderson, Vice President of Global Marketing at American:

“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.

“Providing customers with more ways to stay connected throughout each flight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.”

Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music:

“For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases.

“With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favorite songs and artists in the air and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.”

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