Emirates adds IFE playlist syncing function to app


The syncing capability is currently available on over 100 Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft and will be made available progressively across the entire fleet, including A380 aircraft in the coming months.

Emirates has introduced an innovative new function on its app, which allows passengers to create bespoke playlists ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board. Customers can plan their trip more effectively, and maximise their onboard experience by using the Emirates app to browse the onboard entertainment catalogue at any time.

ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment, has reached a new milestone of over 4,000 channels of on-demand entertainment. The catalogue includes over 1,000 movies, popular television box sets, tens of thousands of music tracks, podcasts and games.

Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline, said: “In keeping with our ‘Fly Better’ promise, our teams work tirelessly to provide ever better world-class travel experiences. Every detail is carefully considered as we continually enhance and develop innovative products and services for our customers. This latest functionality on the Emirates app elevates the customer experience even before they step onto the aircraft. Our customers can now browse the unmatched content on offer and create personal entertainment playlists at their leisure, and once comfortably settled in their seats on board, they simply sync and press play.”

The syncing capability is currently available on over 100 Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft and will be made available progressively across the entire fleet, including A380 aircraft in the coming months.

Emirates offers entertainment in 44 languages and each month over 100 movies are added to the system. ice features varied content, including kids movies and TV channels, Food and Wine channels, expert-led Linkedin Learning courses, as well as uTalk language courses offering lessons for beginners.