United Airlines to launch iOS exclusive in-flight entertainment
According to a blog post from United Airlines, the company is preparing to launch a new service that will offer in-flight movies exclusively to Apple’s iOS devices. Thanks to the new service iDevice owners will have access to about 150 movies and 200 TV shows.
The airline hopes to bring the service to all their flights by the end of 2014, according to their website:
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 service will be offered through the free United Airlines app.
Here is how it works:
1. Download the latest United app from the iTunes® App Store if you’ll be using a mobile device. Laptops do not require the app. (Android™ and other mobile devices are not fully supported at this time.)2. Charge your device fully.Once you’re onboard, you’ll see two types of media. Some programs require a browser plug-in on your laptop or the latest United App on your Apple® iOS. This can be downloaded at any time during your flight without purchase of United Wi-Fi. Other programs can be watched through the United Portal on your browser with no plug-in or app required.