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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:32 am
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Changes in long haul audio entertainment ?

I was on an AA 772 from LHR-DFW yesterday . Went to listen to some audio offerings and there was about 10% of the January content. I asked the FA and she seemed to think it was a cost cutting measure. Looks like the amount of content they had 10 years ago.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:24 am
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That would have been a good time for the FA to say "Oh, I'm sorry but I don't know anything about that,' instead of speculating.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 9:38 am
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That would have been a good time for the FA to say "Oh, I'm sorry but I don't know anything about that,' instead of speculating.
Thank you for that very helpful comment
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Old Feb 11, 19, 9:44 am
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I was on a long-haul flight in J in January which had no audio except for the "American radio" (or whatever they are called) channels
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:00 pm
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i mean in the current era of spotify/pandora etc, i can't imagine needing to listen to what AA (or any airline) picked for me to listen to compared to my own choices. I think their audio channels are pretty much irrelevant anymore.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:16 pm
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Dont worry, they’re going to introduce Hi Fi by 2022...
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:50 pm
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Dont worry, they’re going to introduce Hi Fi by 2022...
And quadraphonic some time later!
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Old Feb 11, 19, 9:27 pm
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I happen to enjoy the programmed music. Don’t they currently use Spotify for the programs?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 9:30 pm
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I was on an AA 772 from LHR-DFW yesterday . Went to listen to some audio offerings and there was about 10% of the January content. I asked the FA and she seemed to think it was a cost cutting measure. Looks like the amount of content they had 10 years ago.
https://entertainment.aa.com/en/
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Old Feb 12, 19, 5:41 am
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Isn’t aa rolling out streaming audio with apple which would probably indicate they will abandon their own audio channels for a far superior offering?

why support their own content when they have a deal with apple? It costs money to have content and to maintain that audio channel. Makes no sense to work support both apple or their own channel but with apple does it really matter if the aa radio dies?
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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by railmatt View Post
Thanks for this link. This is what I had on the way to LHR in Jan. but not on the return in Feb. I hope it just was a one off. I know lots of folks just want to bring there on entertainment. I don't . I just want a pair of Bose , a drink , and lots of content to keep me occupied.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 7:26 am
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Thanks for this link. This is what I had on the way to LHR in Jan. but not on the return in Feb. I hope it just was a one off. I know lots of folks just want to bring there on entertainment. I don't . I just want a pair of Bose , a drink , and lots of content to keep me occupied.
Will you settle for Bang & Olufsen?
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Isn’t aa rolling out streaming audio with apple which would probably indicate they will abandon their own audio channels for a far superior offering?

why support their own content when they have a deal with apple? It costs money to have content and to maintain that audio channel. Makes no sense to work support both apple or their own channel but with apple does it really matter if the aa radio dies?
I mean, I’m sure all the people
who don’t have Apple Music (and That’s a lot of people) won’t love it. (Whether AA cares, is another issue entirely, though.)

More importantly though, the Apple thing is only on ViaSat equipped planes, which the long haul fleet isn’t and neither is a decent chunk of the short haul fleet.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 11:53 am
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True but clearly this is the vision from aa. Matter of time imo before they kill inflight radio where they aa acquire the content and let others like Apple play that role

wouldnt be surprised if video follows suit with Netflix or amazon becoming the video provider when the technology catch up
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Old Feb 12, 19, 2:02 pm
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Dont worry, they’re going to introduce Hi Fi by 2022...
Four channels per quad, but that's...that's just technical talk...
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