Unsure about Qantas streaming Netflix and Foxtel movies, video

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Mal

Member since 14 Jun 2013

Total posts 109

Announcement this morning that Qantas has partnered with Netflix and Foxtel for streaming content on its inflight Internet service. Given how many times I see people sitting on a flight watching downloaded videos on their smartphone or tablet with the volume turned up and not wearing any headphones, just the sound blaring out through the speakers, I am not looking forward to having to put up with more of this as each Qantas aircraft gets inflight Internet access. I just hope that the Qantas cabin crew are very much on top of their game when it comes to asking passengers to plug in headphones "for the convenience and consideration of others" sitting around them!

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 196

To be honest, I have never seen anybody try watch something without headphones. I would be surprised if anything was audible over the sound of the engines. 

Then again, a set of half decent headphones blocks out everyone else's noise. 
But still... no headphones... really?

Martin Haynes

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 17

Yes, they hold it up close to them and watch it. Mostly happens on iPhones, very very annoying because of the tinny speaker turned up so loud that you can hear it from the row in front or behind.

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

More of a lounge problem than inflight...


I'm sure Qantas crew will be trained to suggest said offender plug in headphone or turn the device off! 

btaus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2016

Total posts 171

Does Qantas streaming on 737 support HBO GO and Hulu? Gogo on most US domestic planes don't, even paid.

Except JetBlue does offer free streaming (even faster if you buy high speed Wi-Fi)

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

To be honest, I have never seen anybody try watch something without headphones. I would be surprised if anything was audible over the sound of the engines. 
Then again, a set of half decent headphones blocks out everyone else's noise. 
But still... no headphones... really?

I'd seen it happen on the 767's with the Q Streaming iPads.

A few of the flights didn't have the headphone adapter in the iPad and quite a few people decided to start watching programs without headphones. The crew did remind them to use headphones or turn it off in a nice quite way without making to mush of a fuss.

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

It's amazing how selfish some people are, I had no problems asking some annoying kid playing a game full volume in a lounge on an ipad's parents the other day to think of using headphones, they looked at me like it was unreasonable not to have everyone in the lounge endure the noise rather than actually be a parent.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 259

I had one instance a while back where a group of three sitting behind me decided they all wanted to listen to music out of one device ... and sing along! 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

It's amazing how selfish some people are, I had no problems asking some annoying kid playing a game full volume in a lounge on an ipad's parents the other day to think of using headphones, they looked at me like it was unreasonable not to have everyone in the lounge endure the noise rather than actually be a parent.
Good on you! +1

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

I had one instance a while back where a group of three sitting behind me decided they all wanted to listen to music out of one device ... and sing along! 
Were they drunk? 😜

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