E-commerce giant Amazon announced a partnership with JetBlue on Tuesday that will give Amazon Prime members free, unlimited access to its Instant Video streaming service on board JetBlue flights.
The rollout, expected later this year, will enable Amazon Prime members to access its library of thousands of movies, TV shows, and exclusive original series on laptops, tablets, Fire devices, and smartphones. Users will be able to connect to the service via Fly-Fi, JetBlue’s free, high-speed internet. JetBlue customers who don’t have Amazon Prime accounts will be able to rent or buy movies and TV shows from the Amazon Instant Video store while on board.
Amazon’s vice president of digital video, Michael Paull, said the partnership will bring the company’s full catalogue of entertainment to the sky, "without the need to rush to download one more episode or movie before taking off.”
The service will be available on all JetBlue Airbus A321 and A320 aircrafts by the end of this year, and on the Embraer E190 aircraft in 2016.