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 didn’t say when Android and other mobile operating systems will be supported, but we’ve emailed the company for comment.
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.
Of course, many…
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