Virgin Trains have launched their own Netflix-like system that can be used on board their trains and gives user devices access to Film and TV to be enjoyed on a train journeys across the providers service.
200 hours of content can be found in the apps library and can be viewed on mobiles and tablets alike. The company, run by entrepreneur tycoon Richard Branson, hopes the free service will be a hit as it uses Virgin’s beam app and online server technology.
This means customers need no wi-fi or mobile data to access content. It is the first time infrastructure like this has been used on UK trains. Similar systems are being used on airlines to cut down on weight. The extra content with shows like Poldark and Horrible Histories will vary across the company’s West and East coast services.