Emirates customers can now create an in-flight entertainment (IFE) playlist at home, using the airline’s app, and sync it with the seatback screen on select flights. The syncing capability is currently available on over 100 of its Boeing 777 aircraft and will be made available progressively across the entire fleet, including Airbus A380 aircraft, in the coming months.
After booking a flight with Emirates, customers can access the playlist feature by navigating to “My Trips” in the menu bar and selecting the “ice in-flight entertainment” option. The app features movies (including trailers), television shows, music and podcasts, which customers can add to their playlist but clicking on a “plus sign” icon. Once on board, passengers can sync their playlist by connecting their mobile device to the in-flight Wi-Fi, entering their seat number and pairing their device by inputting the passcode displayed on the seatback screen.
The Emirates app also allows customers to navigate the interior of the airline’s Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft in 3-D during seat selection and browse menus and wine lists up to a month before the departure date.