Updated March 17, 2014
Starting this spring, we’re rolling out our new personal device entertainment system onboard select aircraft. With this new service, sponsored by the MileagePlus® Explorer Card, you can choose from over 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows and watch them free of charge on your personal device.
We’ll have the new system available 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.
Remember that 48 hours before your flight you can check the amenities you’ll have onboard at united.com or on the United app. (Please note that the amenities are subject to change up until the time of departure.)
How it works
Here’s all you need to do before you board to make your inflight viewing as seamless as possible:
1. Download the latest United app from the iTunes® App Store if you’ll be using an Apple iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod). Laptops do not require an app. Android™ support is under development and is planned to be fully supported later this year.
2. Charge your device fully. All aircraft that will offer personal device entertainment will offer power outlets, with select fleets beginning installation of power outlets this year.
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. Other programs can be watched through the United Portal on your browser with no plug-in or app required.
Just click on what you’d like to watch. You can start, stop, rewind, pause and switch your movie or TV show anytime. It’s that simple.