Making travel easier and more fun with fast free Wifi at Gatwick Airport and Fox's Movie of the Day

I am well aware that this sounds like the ultimate first world problem but I cannot help getting twitchy when I realise that I cannot get internet on my phone or tablet when I am out and about, especially while I am on holiday and want to watch a movie.

I know some people enjoy taking a break from wifi while they are on their hols but I am NOT one of those people - I like to relax playing games, updating social media with a succession of holiday food and drink pictures (sorry) and watching catch-up TV or movies on one of my gadgets.

Even if I do decided to put my electronic device away and read a book or listen to music, I am guilty of allowing the children to entertain themselves for a while with the electronic babysitter - which becomes even more useful if dinner service takes a while or there's a travel delay!

Of course there are lots of sources for films to watch on your devices but did you know about the all-new Movie of the Day app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, giving movie lovers everywhere the opportunity to purchase their favourite Fox films on Digital HD through daily flash sales? 

Twentieth Century Fox Movie of the Day app

 The Movie of the Day app’s user friendly interface gives consumers a 24-hour window to buy a brand new movie each and every day at a discounted price of up to 70% off and add it to their iTunes library. 

Available for customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and France, fans can get great deals on films from some of the biggest franchises on Digital HD as they become available through the app including Alien, Die Hard, Planet of the Apes, Rio, The Sound of Music, X-Men and more.  The Movie of the Day app is available only on the App Store. 

The app is loaded with content, allowing fans to easily view video clips, read the synopsis, see cast and crew information and even read reviews of each film.  Once ready to purchase a film, users simply click once in the app using their iTunes account and the film is added to their iTunes library.  

Fans can even choose to share the experience through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, allowing friends the opportunity to see the latest flash sale and download the app themselves.  The app will offer all types of films for sale each day, from indie to blockbuster, romantic comedy to horror.

That's all very well but what if you are sitting at the airport and realise there's a great deal on a movie you are desperate to watch in the terminal, on the plane or during your holiday, only to find you don't have internet access?

still from Penguins of Madagascar
Well you'll be OK at Gatwick Airport -Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and UK airport advertising specialist Eye Airports have teamed up to offer families the chance to download films to their phone, tablet or device ahead of their departures from Gatwick Airport. 

From 10th August, summer holidaymakers will be able to purchase and download films from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s ‘Movies on the Move’ selection, which offers blockbusters for all ages including Penguins of Madagascar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and more, with ease.

Night in the Museum

The films will be available to download via a free, high speed, wireless, broadband connection in the children’s soft play area, located in the upper South Terminal departure lounge.

On entering the digital download zone and connecting to Movies on the Move Wi-Fi, travelers’ devices will automatically link to the Fox digital movie download page. From there, passengers can select a film and download it directly via their preferred platform – iTunes, Google Play, Blinkbox or Amazon Instant Video - in under 10 minutes (for standard definition) or under 20 minutes (for high definition).

Beau Dallon, Head of Agency Sales at Eye Airports, said “Many package holiday and short haul flights do not offer in-flight entertainment so this is an ideal way to source movies to watch on a personal device, not just on the plane but also at the airport and whilst on holiday. The campaign once again proves how airports can offer huge benefits to advertisers, providing passengers with a unique experience at the right time and in the right place.”

Awesome - it makes me quite sad I won't be at Gatwick in the next two weeks to take advantage of this great offer. Anyone fancy treating me to a holiday?

Aphrodites Rock, nr Paphos, Cyprus

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