Apple Music subscribers don't have to buy Wi-Fi to listen on American Airlines
Starting on February 1, if you want to listen to Apple Music on American Airlines, you don't have to buy Wi-Fi to do so.
Apple and American Airlines has announced that Apple Music subscribers can listen to their music on any domestic U.S. flight with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi, free of charge. American Airlines is the first commercial airline to provide access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi.
"For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases," Apple's Vice President of Apple Music Oliver Schusser said. "With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favorite songs and artists in the air, and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight."
Streaming is limited to your personal library, the global Beats 1 stream, or curated playlists. Search of the larger Apple Music library isn't free, but can be performed on a paid Wi-Fi connection.
To enjoy Apple Music during flight, customers on Viasat-equipped aircraft can connect to the portal page on the in-flight Wi-Fi at no cost and log in with their Apple Music subscription. Customers who don't already have an Apple Music subscription can get Apple Music, sign up onboard and receive free access for three months.