Remember to pack the iPad or Android tablet on your next flight on Southwest because the airline has introduced movies on demand on all its WiFi equipped aircraft.
Alas, the viewing charges are steep at $5 per movie per device.
About 75% of all Southwest aircraft are equipped with WiFi, which costs $8 a day, per device.
But customers do not need to purchase WiFi to access movies or TV.
All Southwest Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft are equipped with Row 44 satellite technology that enables the airline to peddle entertainment services.
The low-fare airline also upgraded its television package, adding on-demand episodes of popular TV shows to its existing eight channels of live news and sports.
The live television shows are streamed directly to travelers electronic devices.
How to Access Entertainment
Southwest travelers can use their WiFi-enabled device like tablets, notebooks or smartphones onboard any Boeing 737-700 or 737-800 aircraft, connect to “southwestwifi,” and launch their browser to be directed to the inflight entertainment portal.
From the portal, they can then pick WiFi, movies or television. The entertainment portal also provides free access to a flight tracker, shopping and games.