You Can Watch Live TV In-Flight on Your iPad on Southwest Now

Flying can be so very boring. But Southwest Airlines is making it a little less of a yawn fest, and it won't cost you anything. The airline just added a free, on-demand and live TV inflight streaming service called TV Flies Free in partnership with DISH.


TV content is accessible through the Dish Anywhere and Hopper Transfer app on the iPad or iPhone. You don't even have to buy a Wi-Fi pass to watch TV, and you don't have to be a DISH customer. Everyone gets access to 13 channels and more than 50 episodes of popular TV series. TV Flies Free is already available on all 400 Southwest Wi-Fi-enabled planes. The news here is you won't be stuck watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond like on American flights and you'll have an easier time drowning out the sound of babies crying. So there's really nothing to complain about here. [BlogSouthwest via 9to5Mac]



And an iPad ain't peanuts.