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United Airlines to Offer Over 300 In-Flight Movies and TV Shows to iPad and iPhone Users

Excerpt from Patently Apple

Mar 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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Smart move by United that acknowledges there are opportunities to be had with passengers’ BYO devices. They’ll need to move on an Android device to keep more passengers happy.

— Jason Clampet

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United's existing app for iOS devices, which will be updated to support on-board streaming video. Skift


Starting this April, United Airlines will roll out a new personal device entertainment system onboard select aircraft for Apple’s iPhone and iPad running iOS 7 exclusively at launch time.

With the new service United Airline customers will be able to choose from over 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows and watch them free of charge.

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.

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