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Why You'll Want to Stream While Scooting at 35,000'

Where: Singapore
January 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM | by | ()

Our winner of the 2012 best travel newcomer award has just given us even more reason to love them. This week, newish Singapore-based budget airline Scoot introduced their in-flight streaming of entertainment to passenger gadgets.

If you can remember back when we flew them, we noted how great it was to be handed an iPad loaded up with TV shows, movies and games to keep us entertained on our medium-haul flight. Now, if you are one of those travelers who wouldn't even think about traveling without your iPad or Android tablet, you can get the hours of in-flight entertainment streamed directly to that device.

The technology to make this happen comes from Gogo and its new Gogo Vision service, with every Scoot flight already equipped and ready for you to tap into the streaming goodness. Access is as simple as getting the access code from one of the flight attendants and downloading the software.

iPad users beware: you need to download the app before you fly, but Android users can download in-flight over the wifi network that is strictly used for streaming media, not browsing the internet (yet).

Cost for the great service? Not too pricey at $15 for those flying in economy and, if you are lucky enough to snag the upgrade to ScootBiz, you get it for free. That's a $5 savings over renting one of the airline's iPads. One additional note: the $15 price is if you pre-book online before heading to the airport, otherwise it's a dollar more at $16.

[Photo: Rayme Gorniak for Jaunted]

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