NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Good news for movie buffs! From now on, you can enjoy your Indian Railways train journeys by watching onboard movies of your choice. In a bid to enhance the passenger experience, Indian Railways has recently introduced ‘Entertainment on-demand’ facility in select trains.
According to details shared by Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry, the East Central Railway zone has introduced ‘Entertainment on-demand’ facility in select trains.
Currently, the cost-free facility is available for passengers in Patna Rajdhani Express and Sampoorna Kranti Express. In addition to these two trains, the ‘Entertainment on-demand’ facility will soon begin in six more trains. Under this system, passengers can watch movies and programs by streaming on their devices.
The ‘Entertainment on-demand’ facility is available to stream on Vuliv player, which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple app store. The WiFi-based media server can connect up to as many as 90 persons at a time for media streaming in each coach.
The facility provides over 12,000 programs and over 7,000 movies for train passengers to choose from. Also, a special section for kids, as well as a special section on devotional videos, are also available.
The ‘Entertainment on-demand’ facility is an initiative started by Danapur Division of East Central Railway zone. Under this, more than 500 hours of content is available in the local media server that provides un-interrupted movies and programs without any internet connection locally. Passengers do not have pay or use his/her own data pack for availing the ‘Entertainment on-demand’ onboard service.