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  1. desilyn_09

    desilyn_09 New Member

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    Hi guys, just got online here, thanks for having me. :)

    Been travelling for some time now and I am quite curious to know what types of video streaming services are recommended for long flights and generally being out of the country? I have been Amazon Prime for so long, are there any good alternatives?
     
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    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

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    Welcome aboard! No help from me but there are many here who can assist.
     
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    anileze Gold Member

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    Welcome to IF.
     
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  4. Pizzaman
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    Amazon Prime has some offline stuff now but not their entire catalog. I tend to download and binge-watch TV shows the new old-fashioned way of downloading them from iTunes.
     
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    I have gone retro in recent years. Bring books from the library. On my iPad and/or Kindle. And I still have a ton of time/place-shifted content from my Netflix DVD days that I can load on my iPad.

    When I am abroad, I tend to not watch much stuff.
     
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    For those that aren't aware, I use an app called Overdrive which integrates with my library card to check out books to the Kindle app synced across my iPhone and iPad. All free.
     
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    But none of these answer video streaming - so from my limited knowledge
    I think all airlines that have wifi prohibit streaming videos (but some do allow you to pay $6/movie to see ones in their selection in flight!)
    Netflix is now available in many countries, but with limited content, for example someone reviewed the offerings in Thailand and they were something like 17% of the ones offered in the US (or maybe UK? since it was Richard Barrow).
    I also use the library (overdrive) a LOT to listen to books while waiting in line, walking through airports, etc. It is also convenient that I can download more books from anywhere (eg don't have to be in the US)
     
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    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Welcome to IF!. I would not recommend video streaming.
    International airplane wifi can be very expensive and the quality might be less then sufficient.
     
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    Most providers like gogo throttle streaming from Netflix and such to slow the already slow connections. Perhaps when the second generation WiFi comes up this might be a viable options but downloading preflight is really the most reliable as previously stated.
     
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    If you don't mind precurated options, on Delta flights Delta Studio 360 lets you stream from their walled garden for free.
     

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