Southwest airlines, in partnership with pay-TV provider DISH, has launched free live in-flight TV streaming on passengers’ personal devices such as tablets and smartphones on its WiFi equipped flights.
Southwest passengers using Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices as well as most other Internet-ready tablets and smartphones will now have free access to live TV and up to 75 on-demand shows.
The service, called “TV Flies Free,” has been launched by Southwest and DISH on nearly 400 of Southwest’s WiFi-equipped aircraft – nearly 75 percent of its fleet.
DISH also announced a promotion offering 12,500 points in Southwest’s Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program to new users of its Hopper Whole Home DVR and a qualified programming package.
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