March 13, 2014
United Airlines is set to launch a new in-flight entertainment service that will allow passengers on-board select aircrafts to watch movies and TV shows for free on their iOS devices. As reported by Patently Apple:
According to United, "Most planes will be equipped with the new system very soon, and we'll have it installed on most domestic aircraft by the end of 2014. We'll begin on Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-400 and select 777-200 aircraft, followed by additional fleets. In the end, all United-operated flights will have some form of entertainment."The new in-flight entertainment service requires the latest version of the United Airlines app, which is free to download in the App Store. Once you're onboard, the app will show the available media options for viewing. Just select whichever title you'd like to watch. You can start, stop, pause, and rewind what you're watching anytime during your flight. You can also switch to another movie or TV show anytime. The service is set to launch on mobile exclusively on iOS, although Android and other mobile devices are expected to be supported in the future. It's also going to be available on laptops via a browser plug-in. Some programs can also be watched through the United Portal on a browser, requiring neither app nor plug-in. United Airlines is scheduled to debut its new in-flight entertainment service in April.