September 5 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways has announced the launch of the first of its kind inflight entertainment service in the Indian skies.
Using wireless streaming technology, passengers can now stream a wide variety of video and audio content directly on their own devices such mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
JetScreen, Jet Airways’ in-flight entertainment service will now be available on domestic flights. Over 225 hours of video and audio content such as leading Hollywood and Indian movies, TV shorts, music from multiple genres, interactive games, as well as special children’s programmes can now be enjoyed by the airline’s passengers, the airline said in a statement.
The introduction of streaming is the first step in the carrier’s plan to eventually transform its inflight entertainment experience into a fully-fledged, broadband-enabled Wi-Fi connectivity (subject to regulatory approvals), which will allow guests to enjoy a range of services such as internet surfing, e-mail, social media, connecting flight information, instant messaging, real time travel services and destination deals.
The airline has now introduced the service on five Boeing 737 next-generation aircraft in the Jet Airways fleet that operate on key domestic and international routes. In the coming months, it will be rolled out in a phased manner on the entire Jet Airways Boeing 737 fleet.
Gaurang Shetty, whole-time director, Jet Airways, said: “Streaming of content on personal devices has become extremely popular globally and we are confident that this initiative will appeal to all our guests.”
In order to access the onboard entertainment, guests will need to download the ‘Airtime Player’ application, available for free in all major App stores, on their Wi-Fi enabled personal devices. Once the application is successfully installed, guests must switch their devices to ‘Airplane Mode’ and select ‘JetScreen’ as their wireless network of choice. Once connected, launching the web browser enables access to the inflight entertainment portal.
On February 2, TravelAndy had reported about Jet’s plans to start a Wi-Fi enabled in-flight entertainment streaming service for passengers on board.
Jet Airways operates flights to 67 destinations in India and abroad.