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Amazon, JetBlue will let Prime members stream free video on flights

NEW YORK – Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbour.

The e-commerce company will let members of Amazon’s $99 annual loyalty program Prime stream its instant video service for free on their Wi-Fi enabled devices via JetBlue’s inflight Wi-Fi service. JetBlue is the only U.S. airline to offer free Wi-Fi on its planes.

Called Fly-Fi for Amazon Prime, the service will give Prime members access to original Amazon shows like “Transparent,” its other streaming TV and movies, as well as the ability to rent or buy other titles on Amazon’s Instant Video store.