File photo of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Southwest Airlines passengers can now enjoy some in flight entertainment — for free.

Starting today Southwest passengers who use a smartphone, tablet or laptop will have access to the “TV Flies Free” in-flight television service.

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Passengers on WiFi equipped planes, about 60-percent of the airline’s fleet, will get to choose from several live t-v channels or dozens of on demand shows from Dish Network.

“We have a lot of great content,” Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger said enthusiastically. “There’s access to more than 75 episodes onboard Southwest and then of course there’s 14 live channels.”

Dallas-based Southwest usually charges a fee for their in-flight television service, which launched just a couple of months ago. “It was costing $5, and now Dish is our new partner and from now at least until the end of the year our customers can fly with free TV,” Eichinger said.

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While Dish is picking up the cost for TV service Southwest still charges a separate fee for WiFi service of  $8/device/day.

Both Southwest and Dish said they hope to enter into a long-term partnership once the promotion ends.

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