Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Jet Blue is expanding its in-flight entertainment options with the addition of podcasts. The spoken word content will come as part of the airline’s alliance with Spotify, which will put shows created by its Anchor, Gimlet, Parcast and Spotify Studios into the in-flight lineup. That includes such podcasts as The Business of Hype, Conspiracy Theories, Dope Labs, Heavyweight, The Horror of Dolores Roach, and Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff. The podcasts will be available to passengers flying on Airbus A320, A321 and A321neo aircraft. In addition to podcasts, Jet Blue already offers audio content from SiriusXM Radio.
“Almost 20 years after disrupting the industry with free live TV at every seat, on every plane – we are once again re-defining inflight entertainment by listening closely to our customers’ feedback and offering even more options to make the most of their time onboard,” said Mariya Stoyanova, Director of Product Development at JetBlue. “Whether you want to binge-watch, binge-listen, connect, disconnect, or just discover something new – you can do it from our new HD seatback screens, your own devices, or more likely, all of the above.”
In addition to podcasts, Jet Blue said it has also announced new content deals with Showtime to offer access to full seasons of the network’s shows, with Inscape to offer 20 curated inflight meditation sessions, and with PressReader, the all-you-can-read platform of newspapers and magazines. JetBlue says it has also rolled out fresh content on JetBlue TV, the first and only airline-owned seatback channel. Curating relevant, snackable videos across a variety of verticals like food, travel, and health, the airline has refreshed its line-up to include new, short and mid-form digital content.