Delta and Spotify partner for onboard audio streaming service

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

  • Customers can enjoy a thoughtfully curated selection of playlists and podcasts from Spotify on Delta seatback screens
  • Brands come together to create unparalleled audio entertainment experience during flight 

Every journey has a story that can be told in music, which is why Delta and Spotify are partnering to reimagine the in-flight audio experience exclusively on Delta Studio.

Beginning in September, customers on Delta will be able to listen to specially curated versions of Spotify’s most popular playlists and more than 40 select podcast series curated by Spotify and Delta directly from the airline’s industry-leading seatback screens*.

“Our customers expect the very best in-flight entertainment when flying on Delta and Spotify is the very best in music and podcasts,” said Ranjan Goswami, S.V.P. – Brand Experience. “We are not only elevating the audio experience onboard, but best-in-class content also is the foundation for our vision of a more personalized travel journey in the future that customers won’t find anywhere else.”

The partnership brings together the world’s most awarded airline with the world’s largest audio streaming service. Spotify reaches more than 365M monthly active users in 178 markets around the world – helping listeners connect with culture through music, podcasts and curated content that reflects the world around them.


Available only on Delta, customers can enjoy eight specially curated versions of Spotify playlists that feature tastes of some of Spotify’s most popular playlists, including: Mood Booster, Relax & Unwind, RapCaviar and Hot Country.

In the same way the airline regularly refreshes Delta Studio with new hit movies and TV shows from top studios, these curated playlist mixtapes and podcasts will be regularly updated and expanded with new tracks and episodes to ensure customers always have the latest hits and new playlists during their journey – including selections from artists and genres they might not have discovered yet.

The new audio section lives within the familiar Delta Studio interface on seatback screens. Simply tap the “Audio” tab on the left to browse and select from available options, plug in earbuds or headphones and enjoy.

With fast-streaming Wi-Fi coming to more routes this year, customers can also choose to stream Spotify directly from their personal mobile device with the purchase of in-flight Wi-Fi access.

Delta is reimagining the onboard entertainment experience. Customers can also use Delta Studio to watch the latest hit movies and TV shows and browse 12 channels of live satellite TV**, stay connected with free messaging, and enjoy fast-streaming Wi-Fi on more flights.***