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In this April 28, 2003, file photo, Apple Computer Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs gestures as he introduces the new iPod during Apple's launch of their new online "Music Store" in San Francisco. Apple has become the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion. Apple Music subscribers can stream over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos when they fly on American Airlines.

SALT LAKE CITY — Apple Music will now be available on American Airlines flights.

Apple Music subscribers can stream over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos when they fly on American Airlines, according to a statement from Apple.

Subscribers will have access on flights that have Viasat satellite Wi-Fi. They won’t need to purchase Wi-Fi to access the subscription music service.

  • “For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music. “With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favorite songs and artists in the air, and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.”
  • “Our guests want to make the most of their time when flying us. That’s why we’re investing in faster Wi-Fi, a variety of entertainment options, and why we’re so excited to introduce Apple Music to more of our customers,” said Janelle Anderson, vice president of global marketing at American. “Providing customers with more ways to stay connected throughout each flight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.”
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Previously: Before this announcement, Apple Music subscribers would have to either download their music beforehand so they could listen to it offline or pay for pricey Wi-Fi to connect to the flight’s internet, according to USA Today.

Bigger picture: American Airlines said the partnership, which will last one year, is part of a plan to improve in-flight entertainment, Fortune reported.

  • "It really brings home the point that we've got the ability to really have an experience on our aircraft just like you were sitting in your own family room,'' said Anderson, according to USA Today.