Updated November 20, 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 a complimentary selection of over 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows to watch on your personal device.
The service is available on Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-400 and select 777-200 and 757-300 aircraft. Additional fleets will follow and 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 if you’ll be using an Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone or iPod) or Android™ device . Laptops do not require an app, but may require installment of a plug-in. Make sure you have "administrator access" to download.
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, accessing Personal Device Entertainment is easy.
1. Connect to the "United Wi-Fi" network. (There is no charge to connect to this network for the ability to stream complimentary onboard entertainment.)
2. Open a browser, visit www.unitedwifi.com and select the Entertainment tab, or open the United app on your smartphone or tablet and select the Entertainment icon.
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.