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Keeping Costs Low: Southwest Customers Can Now Enjoy Free Movies Onboard Our Flights!


Southwest is excited to announce a whole suite of complimentary inflight entertainment options for our Customers to enjoy. Across our WiFi-enabled fleet, Customers can now enjoy $0 Movies1*, Messaging2*, and Music3*, in addition to $0 Live TV3* and on-demand TV Series1* ranging from exclusive content to today’s top box office hits. 


The free movie1* product has started rolling out across the WiFi-enabled fleet, with plans to offer it to the majority of our Customers by the end of the week. Just last month, on select flights, free messaging2* was introduced to Customers looking to stay connected with friends and family during flight. And in May, Southwest® introduced its newest onboard partner, iHeartRadio®, giving Customers access to the digital streaming service and its vast library of music and podcasts, where available.


The Inflight Entertainment Portal is offered across the Southwest fleet on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Customers can access the onboard entertainment options through their own personal device (mobile, iPad, tablet, or laptop) by turning on WiFi access, connecting to the “SouthwestWiFi” SSID, and navigating to It is not necessary to purchase WiFi in order to use the free inflight entertainment onboard. Customers should download the Southwest® mobile app to take advantage of free movies1*, Live TV3*, and TV Series1* content onboard. The Southwest app for iOS can be found in the App Store and for Android in the Google Play Store.


Customers can stay up-to-date on Southwest’s inflight entertainment offerings by visiting Check out which movies and TV channels are offered onboard, in addition to custom and exclusive content and TV series offered only to Southwest Customers.


So be sure to pack your headphones for your next flight, and be prepared to be entertained.

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$0 Movies/$0 on-demand TV content

1To view movies and select on-demand TV content, download the Southwest app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store before your flight.


$0 Messaging

2Messaging service only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp (must be downloaded before the flight).


$0 Live TV/$0 Music

3Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, Free Live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.


Inflight WiFi

4Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.


*Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer. Where available.