Low-cost carrier Scoot Airlines have launched "ScooTV" – an in-flight service that allows passengers to stream a variety of TV shows and movies directly onto their own laptop or tablet whilst on board the aircraft.
The airline is pioneering the service in Asia, which accesses Scoot Airlines' entertainment library through the in-flight wifi system. The collection will be refreshed every month. North American carrier American Airlines also recently rolled out streaming capabilities onboard (read more here).
Guests in Scoot's economy cabin can pre-purchase the service for S$15 (US$12) or onboard for S$16 (US$13) per flight, while ScootBiz passengers can do so for free. The carrier also provides a "Rent-A-Tablet" service at S$20 (US$16) pre-purchase or S$22 (US$18) onboard. iPads are provided to ScootBiz class passengers free of charge (see here).
"Going wireless keeps our aircraft lighter, our costs down and our fares cheaper. And better yet, ScooTV empowers our guests with even more entertainment options,” said Campbell Wilson, chief executive officer of Scoot.
In order to access the library, passengers must download the free Gogo video plug-in to their device. iPad users must do this before they board the flight, while people with Android devices and laptops are able to download it using the wifi network onboard. Mobile phones are not compatible with the system.
Scoot flies to nine destinations, including Singapore, Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tianjin, Tokyo, Qingdao and Shenyang.
For more information, visit www.flyscoot.com