United To Launch Personal In-Flight Entertainment For iOS Devices Next Month

by Rachel Baker on March 16, 2014

This is great news for travelers! It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the other airlines to do the same.

Starting next month, United will offer an in-flight personal entertainment system that will allow passengers to pick from 150 movies and about 200 TV shows through their laptop’s browser or United’s iOS app.

The airline announced the program in early February, but mentioned the program again in last month’s frequent flier statements, which were just sent out. United told TechCrunch that they plan to expand the system to Android devices later this year.

The system will be installed on most domestic aircraft by the end of 2014, starting with Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-400 and some 777-200 aircraft, says United. The app and browser plug-in, which is required to watch certain content, can be downloaded during flights without the purchase of United Wi-Fi. Other programs can be watched through the United Portal on a laptop without a plug-in or app.

For more information, check out the website:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/12/united-inflight-entertainment/

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