Netflix Streaming on Virgin Trains


By Sean Willis 12 December 2016 - 16:45 GMT

Virgin Trains launch a Netflix-style entertainment system allowing travellers stream films and TV programmes on demand.


Virgin Trains passengers will have access to a Netflix-style entertainment system and can stream a library of around 200 hours of content to their mobiles and tablets.


The free film and TV streaming app can be accessed using Virgin’s Beam app, the first technology that has been used on the UK’s railways. Similar systems have been previously introduced by a number of airlines in recent years as many passengers have better screens on their devices than the traditional seat-back televisions.


Patrick McCall, co-chairman of Virgin Trains, said: “The new Beam app will make our passengers’ journeys fly by, feeling like they’ve arrived at their destinations before they know it.


“We’ve worked really hard to provide a fantastic range of entertainment to cater to all of our customers’ tastes and are really proud to offer this service that is the first of its kind to the train industry.


“At Virgin Trains we pride ourselves on continuously improving our customers’ on-board experience and so will continue to update the content on Beam to guarantee our passengers have the latest entertainment on offer.”

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