Delta To Offer Free In-Flight Streaming Entertainment Starting Next Month

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If movies and TV shows make your flying experience more enjoyable, Delta Air Lines has some good news for you: by July 1, the carrier will make all of its in-flight entertainment for free. 

Delta announced Friday that passengers can stream movies and TV shows free of charge through Delta Studios on their own devices or on seat-back entertainment screens in some planes.

The airline says that about 90% of its 1,000 plane fleet will offer the streaming option which comes with 300 movies, 750 TV Shows, 2,400 songs, and other content.

“The only thing better than operating the world’s largest in-flight entertainment-equipped fleet is providing it free to all our guests,” Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement. “Our commitment is to provide Delta customers with the industry’s best on-board services – period.”

Delta, which claims it is the only U.S. carrier to offer personal, on-demand entertainment for free, says the new service is part of its “significant” investment in on-board products and customer service.

Other airlines, including Southwest and JetBlue have offered free satellite TV on flights for some time; premium options and movies are an additional cost.