Today, we announced our newest onboard product: iHeartRadio. Through this collaboration, we will bring iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service to Customers as the exclusive music offering within the onboard entertainment portal on Southwest flights.
Through the onboard entertainment portal integration with iHeartRadio, Customers will enjoy all of their favorite musical genres including alternative rock, country, hip hop, R&B, Top 40 hit music, and more. From these genres, Customers can choose their favorite live radio station or pick from hundreds of artists to launch their very own custom artist radio station featuring music from that artist and those similar. In addition, iHeartRadio will also bring Customers expertly-curated station themes perfect for inflight listening, like Pass the Time and Kids Zone.
Customers can access iHeartRadio free of charge through the onboard entertainment portal on their own devices to begin their listening experience. Once activated, the music will continue to play as long as the entertainment portal is open in a tab, allowing Customers to browse the rest of the portal, check the flight tracker, or utilize the web if they have purchased WiFi access.
Customers who already have the iHeartRadio app installed on their devices will be able to play their personalized music and favorite podcasts directly from the app while onboard Southwest flights. Those Customers who already subscribe to iHeartRadio’s All Access on demand subscription service will also have access to their entire music library and saved playlists as well as enjoy millions of songs and albums instantly.