Full statement from Spotify to Benzinga:
"Beginning today, Spotify will take over the ‘audio’ section within the in-flight entertainment seatback on Delta flights globally. This is part of our partnership with Delta to bring passengers the music and podcast content they love exclusively in-flight on Delta Studio.
There are currently more than 20 million flight-related user-generated playlists globally on Spotify – and this new partnership is making it even easier for listeners to tap into their favorite audio content while flying.
Licensed directly by Delta and free for all passengers, the in-flight content will include specially curated versions of Spotify’s most popular playlists along with select podcast episodes. Specially curated playlists - in the form of mixtapes curated by Spotify’s editorial experts - will include Mood Booster, Are & Be, Hot Country, mint, Today’s Top Hits, Relax & Unwind, RapCaviar and Ultimate Indie; as well as episodes from select podcasts such as Crime Junkie, Science Vs, StartUp, The Dave Chang Show, The Hottest Take, The Journal, and more.
Updated monthly, passengers will be able to discover new music and podcasts during their journey by accessing the ‘audio’ section of Delta’s seatback in-flight entertainment system.