American Airlines to provide Apple Music streaming starting Friday with no added fees

Apple announced Wednesday that American Airlines has become the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi.

Starting this Friday, Apple Music subscribers on American Airlines flights will be able to listen to curated playlists, such as The New Chicago, with no Wi-Fi purchase required.

Of course, travelers can freely stream any track from Apple Music’s catalog of more than 50 million songs, as well as access their own playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi required.

After connecting to the complimentary inflight Wi-Fi with your Apple Music subscription, simply launch the Music app on your device to start listening to your library, the Beats 1 Global Livestream or curated playlists with no added fees.

Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music:

For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases. With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places.

Subscribers can stream all their favorite songs and artists in the air, and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.

To learn more about this offering, which kicks off this coming Friday, February 1, visit