Qantas adds Stan to in-flight entertainment

Alex Kidman 20 March 2017

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Three-month free trial to use in-flight and on the ground.

Qantas has announced that it has enlisted Stan to be a part of its slew of entertainment streaming services set to launch as part of its domestic in-flight Wi-Fi service. Stan will join Netflix, Foxtel Now and Spotify as one of Qantas’s partner streaming companies at the launch. It’s expected that the inclusion of streaming on Qantas flights could lead to a greater adoption of streaming services, so the deal makes good sense from Stan’s perspective.

The Stan deal specifically grants Qantas customers a three-month trial of the service from mid-April if you’re flying on Qantas’s Wi-Fi enabled 737. Flyers will be given a specific log-in code to use with the service, but it's not clear if you'll be able to use the code if you've previously had a Stan trial. Existing customers should simply be able to log into their Stan accounts while in-flight. Because it's a service offered only to domestic customers at this time, there shouldn't be any issues with content offered by Stan being geoblocked.

Qantas’s in-flight Wi-Fi is NBN-powered via the SkyMuster satellite array. As part of the release, Qantas notes that it has delayed implementing Wi-Fi services for customers due to the use of the newer Ka band Wi-Fi rather than Ku band, but it also recognises that it’s a system that will need some in-flight tuning. As such, a single 737 is equipped with the technology, however, Qantas is "deliberately waiting about six months before rolling it out to the rest of [the] domestic A330 and B737 aircraft", according to the release.

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