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Southwest Partners with DISH to Offer Free Inflight TV

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Too busy traveling to keep up with your favorite shows?  Not anymore! Southwest is currently offering free live and on demand TV onboard all of our 400+ of our WiFi-enabled aircraft, compliments of DISH. Southwest’s TV package is powered by Row 44, Southwest’s satellite-based WiFi provider, and is streamed directly to most Internet-ready personal devices on most flights. The TV product currently has 13 live channels (Bravo, CNBC, Food Network, FOX 5 New York, FOX Business Network, FOX News Channel, Golf Channel, HGTV,, MSNBC, NBC 4 New York, NFL Network, and Travel Channel) and more than 50 TV episodes from popular series. (NFL Redzone, which is a premium channel available on Sunday afternoons during football season, will not be part of the free TV offering). To access TV inflight, simply launch your internet browser using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access the Inflight Entertainment Portal. Then, select “Watch TV” from the homepage, which will connect you to the 13 live channels and on demand options. Check out Spirit Magazine for a comprehensive list of compatible devices and instructions on how to connect. Enjoy, fellow TV LUVers—I know I will!