We all know entertaining ourselves on flights can sometimes be a chore. You can’t exactly use Netflix over airplane WiFi because it just isn’t fast enough. Downloading movies via a service like iTunes ahead of time is the way to go, but it’s often hard to remember to do this ahead of time.
On Alaska Airlines two days ago, I came across Alaska Beyond and I was instantly amazed – and entertained. On the same screen where you typically go to pay for your GoGo inflight wifi, there’s a button that says “Free movies and entertainment”.
You can use Alaska Beyond to watch movies and TV episodes along with other specials either on your computer or mobile device of your choosing.
After being prompted to install the app on my Android tablet (of course it works for iPad, Android phones and iPhones as well), I was able to watch Birdman and Blended with no interruptions and with a crisp clear video quality.
I saw dozens of movies that were all recent releases. There’s also TV episodes, Adventure content and items categorized as Discovery and Adventure. I watched a great Esquire-produced video about San Francisco travel, for instance.
Alaska Beyond was completely free to use. I love the fact that I can watch it on the device of my choosing and I was blown away at the quality of the movie library and video quality on my tablet.