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Parts of Apple Music will be available for free on American Airlines

If it seems like just that Apple was talking up how it wants to grow its Services business, well, it was. One way it’s going to do that, apparently, is by partnering with American Airlines, letting Apple Music subscribers have access to their libraries, Beats 1’s livestream, or certain playlists 1 without having to purchase Wi-Fi service.

This isn’t the first time an airline’s done something like this; JetBlue, for example, has a deal with Amazon that lets you watch Amazon Video content for free. Cell carriers, too, have offered deals where certain streaming services don’t count against data caps.

The American Airlines deal kicks off this Friday. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber flying the friendly skies, let us know how it goes.


  1. Some of these playlists are described as “city-themed” and frankly, I want to see the Boston one.  ↩