Netflix and Spotify are coming to planes, taking inflight entertainment to the next level

You’re utterly obsessed with a new series on Netflix and spend every waking moment watching it, but then – the horror! – you go on holiday and have to spend hours on the plane in a Netflix-less hole!

But fear no more, because Qantas has proved that it’s the most extra airline out there and is going to offer Netflix and Spotify to its lucky passengers – all for free.

So even if you’re not deep into series five of The Good Wife, you’ll be able to while the time away by listening to the entirety of Solange’s new album. Bliss.

CBC GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY

Seeing as wifi on planes is already such a new phenomenon, having Netflix and Spotify at your fingertips seems like total witchcraft to us.

The service will be available on domestic flights in late February, and the rest of the domestic Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircraft will be updated in mid-2017. Even better, Qantas is offering wifi with speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight wifi.

Qantas group executive of brand, marketing and corporate affairs, Olivia Wirth, says: “What a lot of people relish about flying is being able to catch up on their favourite TV shows or watch movies they didn’t get to see at the cinema.” Yep, sounds about right to us.

Vulture.com GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY

If Qantas really is the spirit of Australia, then this spirit really digs House Of Cards.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Agreement must be reached on Irish border Brexit issues, warns business chief

Tesco to increas pay rate for 250,000 workers by 10.5%

US stocks move higher after energy firms recoup losses

Sale of AIB shares a significant step for Irish taxpayers: Donohoe


Today's Stories

Dungarvan, global home of Panadol, gets €8m investment

AIB flotation could net €3.4bn for State

Cork company partners to connect rural counties

New tourism minister comes at ‘pivotal’ time

Lifestyle

Move over, David Gandy — there’s a new crew of Irish men making their mark on the catwalk

The benefit of sport is more than just winning

Dublin Cookie Co is cooking up a business

Ask Audrey: I tried tantric sex with my yoga instructor once and we managed 47 minutes before the bus arrived at Parnell Place

More From The Irish Examiner