Free movies are here to stay

Old Mar 22, 17, 6:51 pm
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Free movies are here to stay

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Free movies In January, Alaska launched a temporary promotion offering its entire catalog of more than 200 movies and TV shows for free. Starting now, free entertainment on guests' own devices will be a permanent feature on its Boeing fleet and the same free library of movies and TV shows will expand to Airbus aircraft via Red entertainment system in August 2017. Guests on Airbus aircraft will continue to enjoy access to early release movies for purchase.
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Good news indeed!
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Great...or is it?...

With free inflight entertainment, here to stay, I'm concerned the day of digiplayers are numbered. With digiplayer sales impacted, wouldn't Alaska simply eliminate the player altogether? Am concerned.

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Old Mar 22, 17, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by jiburi View Post
Great...or is it?...

With free inflight entertainment, here to stay, I'm concerned the day of digiplayers are numbered. With digiplayer sales impacted, wouldn't Alaska simply eliminate the player altogether? Am concerned.

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I think the tablets (dige's have been retired) still have some life left, as those in F probably still want some content provided. Also there is some difference in the movies shown on the players and via gogo.

I'm excited to have free streaming content here to stay (thought the promo might be extended too )
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Originally Posted by missamo80 View Post
Buried in this news release:



Yay!

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This is great news....the only aircraft not falling into the Boeing or Airbus category would be the E175s....hopefully the free content will expand to those aircraft in the near future, especially since QX will be taking over some of that flying. Perhaps this will be another differentiator between mainline AS and the QX E175s?
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I think the tablets (dige's have been retired) still have some life left, as those in F probably still want some content provided. Also there is some difference in the movies shown on the players and via gogo.

I'm excited to have free streaming content here to stay (thought the promo might be extended too )
I think the tablets will still serve a purpose...especially for families where everyone doesn't necessarily have their own tablet (like mine).
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Old Mar 23, 17, 12:17 am
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This makes me happy - great news! Thanks Alaska!
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Does streaming content work on Hawaii or Costa Rica flights?
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
This is great news....the only aircraft not falling into the Boeing or Airbus category would be the E175s....hopefully the free content will expand to those aircraft in the near future, especially since QX will be taking over some of that flying. Perhaps this will be another differentiator between mainline AS and the QX E175s?
E175's have streaming content...and it was free when I tried it last month. It didn't have everything the Boeings had however
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Does streaming content work on Hawaii or Costa Rica flights?
Even Cuba ^
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
E175's have streaming content...and it was free when I tried it last month. It didn't have everything the Boeings had however
That's odd Based on the announcement, it sounds like Alaska Beyond streaming will still be available on E175s, but perhaps the movies won't be free (after March) since they specified that they would be free only on Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
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Old Mar 23, 17, 10:24 am
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I've never tried the free streaming (don't have a tablet or laptop). Has anyone ever tried it on their smartphone? How is it?
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
That's odd Based on the announcement, it sounds like Alaska Beyond streaming will still be available on E175s, but perhaps the movies won't be free (after March) since they specified that they would be free only on Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
If I had to guess they just didn't want to muddle the message that's targeted towards mainline Virgin and Alaska flyers. The message starts to get really muddled if you keep throwing in different aircraft types.

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Originally Posted by vgc View Post
I've never tried the free streaming (don't have a tablet or laptop). Has anyone ever tried it on their smartphone? How is it?
I use my smartphone for short hauls. It works just fine. ^
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