We are strong believers in the increasing ubiquity of WiFi to bring the benefits of Netflix to members wherever they are. Today that extends to new Virgin America aircraft equipped with ViaSat WiFi service offering Internet speeds 8 to 10 times faster than other onboard systems.
Through a partnership with Virgin America, new and existing Netflix members traveling on ViaSat-equipped planes will have free WiFi access to stream their favorite TV shows and movies to their mobile devices, tablets or laptops. This free WiFi promotion extends through March 2, 2016, and will apply to the airline’s 10 new specially equipped airplanes entering service in coming months.
This advances our goal to bring Netflix to members wherever they are and whenever they want. For us, the future of streaming technology is about delivering an on-demand service that takes advantage of the expansion of WiFi to public places, parks and now airplanes.
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Bill Holmes is the Global Head of Business Development at Netflix