Amazon is trying to make long flights a little more bearable by letting its Prime subscribers stream movies and TV shows for free on JetBlue.
Starting later this year, Amazon Prime subscribers will have access to all the movies and TV shows in the online retailer’s Amazon Prime Instant Video library and will be able to stream them for free on Jet Blue’s Wi-Fi service. Previously, travelers who wanted to stream high-definition video content on their phones, tablets or computers had to pay a fee for JetBlue’s premium Wi-Fi service.
“Without the need to rush to download one more episode or movie before taking off, we’re helping make airline travel more enjoyable,” Michael Paull, Amazon’s vice president of digital video, said in a press release.
Fliers who don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime will be able to buy or rent movies from Amazon on JetBlue’s free Wi-Fi tier, as well as purchase songs, books and video games.