Virgin Trains has announced a new entertainment system, BEAM, that will give you access to over 200 hours of on-board entertainment for free. Train journeys are about to get a whole lot more exciting.
The service is available to all passengers travelling with Virgin Trains and works by playing through your smartphone or tablet.
To access the service, passengers will have to download the BEAM app onto their device. The system runs through an on-board server, which means there are no costly Wi-Fi fees – nor does it eat into your data allowance.
Train journeys will fly by with over 200 hours of free on-board entertainment
There’s a broad range of titles catering for all tastes. For those after a movie marathon there’s the likes of The Wolf of Wall Street, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bridesmaids and Theory of Everything.
If boxset binges are more your thing, you can feast on a mix of TV series from House of Cards, Poldark to Fortitude .
There’s also a separate section for children, playing popular TV shows like Peppa Pig, Ben 10 and Horrible Histories.
Not only that, a selection of magazines will be available. These will include Newsweek, Men’s Health, Top Gear, Total Film, Hello, Grazia, Living Etc., Ideal Home and Marie Claire.
Patrick McCall, Co-Chairman for Virgin Trains, said: “We’ve worked really hard to provide a fantastic range of entertainment to cater to all of our customers’ tastes and are really proud to offer this service that is the first of its kind to the train industry.
“The new service is more advanced than the systems currently available on planes, as customers use their own devices, which normally have larger screens with better picture quality than standard seat-back devices.”
The BEAM app only functions on-board, so unfortunately it won’t be replacing your Netflix subscription any time soon.
However, if you arrive at your destination before the end of the film, BEAM will remember where you got to, so you can pick up where you left off on your return journey.
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