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SW wifi and TV on demand

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Mamabear0222, Mar 25, 2014.

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  1. Mamabear0222

    Mamabear0222 Tourist

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    Does anyone know which Android devices SW accommodates?
    It says "select" ones, but I have no way of knowing WHICH select ones?!

    I have an android phone/tablet and a Windows 8 laptop so not wanting to carry EVERY device just for the 4.5 hr flight but want something on the way.
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I just flew SW and used a Surface tablet running Windows 8 and I had no problem with the wifi and free tv. Hope that helps
     
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    Same as UK, no problem with Windows 8 - laptop.
     
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    I've used my Toshiba thrive android tablet with no issues. It has either ice cream sandwich or jellybean version of android software.... cant remember which one.
    Also used my galaxy s3 and s4 phones
     
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    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    I used my Kindle Fire, but I had to use the Dolphin browser, as the default browser (Silk) for the Kindle doesn't work.
     
  6. Mamabear0222

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    tv is free??? I thought it cost money??
     
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    They have a limited selection of tv series episodes and several live tv channels.
     
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    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    The free TV channels I can remember offhand were CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, TLC, NFL Network, DSC. There are a few more. Maybe like 12 total. Usually I can find something interesting to watch without having to pay.
     
  9. Mamabear0222

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    My tablet is Android and has kitkat on it ... my phone has jellybean on it...
    but the SW website doesn't say if it supports either of those.
    I don't want to bring my laptop to vegas just for onboard entertainment
    (it's windows 8)
    but I also don't want to sit on a 4.5 hr flight with nothing to do .. maybe I'll buy a good book just in case
     
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    I use flashfox on my galaxy for sw in flight viewing. The normal browser doesnt work.
     
  11. Mamabear0222

    Mamabear0222 Tourist

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    Someone mentioned Dolphin ... hmmmm what is flashfox?
    Firefox
     
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    Its like a firefox browser for android that plays flash
     
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    atcmurph, I too have a Kindle Fire. How do I get the Dolphin browser?

    Thanks!
     
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    Sonny is correct. They have some free old tv episodes. It's really random. They also have some live TV channels for free. The ones I remember are MSNBC, CNBC, Golf Channel, NFL Network, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Fox (I think), Bravo, Food Network
     
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    I have a Kindle Fire but so far all I use it for is reading books. I'll have to think about bringing it on my SW flight in May if I can get it to work for TV/Movies that would be cool.
     
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    On my two previous flights, they announced free for a limited time. Get people hooked and then start charging a fee?
     
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    Really? I need to look into this!! Thanks for that tip
     
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