Spotify and Delta announce a partnership for in-flight music and podcasts

Delta Airlines Airplane
Delta Airlines Airplane (Image credit: Airbus)

What you need to know

  • Delta and Spotify have announced a new deal that will see the music and podcaster streamer provide in-flight entertainment.
  • The audio portion of Delta's in-flight seatback entertainment will be provided by Spotify, with music and podcasts on tap.

Spotify and Delta Airlines have announced a partnership that will see the audio streamer take over in-flight seatback entertainment on flights.

According to a announcement, in-flight content will be licensed to Delta which means that all passengers will be able to listen for free. That will include 42 select podcast series as well as popular playlists including Mood Booster, Are & Be, Hot Country, mint, Today's Top Hits, and more.

You are now free to roam about the cabin—and get the music and podcasts you love at 30,000 feet. Beginning today, we're taking off in a new partnership with Delta in which Spotify will take over the "audio" section of Delta's in-flight seatback entertainment. This means passengers on Delta flights that are equipped with seatback entertainment globally can now enjoy their favorite audio content exclusively in-flight on Delta Studio.

All of this will be made available via the "audio" section of Delta's seatback system, with Spotify saying that the content will be updated so regularly that even frequent flyers will be able to find something new when they're on the move.

You will likely want to get some great headphones to make the best of the new offering, though. Apple's AirPods Max could be a great option, so be sure to check out our collection of the best AirPods Max deals before you set off on your next journey.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.