Inflight entertainment takes off with more free content on more aircraft
This month we're continuing the expansion of “ United Private Screening" complimentary inflight entertainment, with the launch of free on United Express regional jets. We're also offering expanded HBO programming and exclusively curated content from Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. You can enjoy the world's largest suites of free inflight streaming entertainment -- already on more than 200 United aircraft before the installation on our regional jets -- with scores of television shows and movies available for streaming directly to laptop computers and iOS and Android mobile devices.
On flights with personal device entertainment, you may enjoy popular films like “Birdman," “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and the “Taken" trilogy, as well as kid-friendly favorites such as “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and “The LEGO Movie." Hours of popular television shows are also available and may include HBO's “Veep" and “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," as well as “Mad Men," “Orange is the New Black" and other hit shows.
“Whether they travel for business or pleasure, we're designing United Private Screening to ensure our customers have access to content that is entertaining, interesting and wide-ranging," said Scott Wilson, our vice president of merchandising and eCommerce. “Our ongoing expansion of personal device entertainment and the additional HBO and Vevo content provide our customers more in-flight entertainment choices than ever before."
Expanded HBO content
Additionally, we're expanding HBO content on aircraft that offer personal device entertainment, as well as on those with seatback on-demand entertainment. On many aircraft, entertainment includes full seasons of popular HBO shows such as “Entourage," “Game of Thrones" and “True Detective."
Videos and concert entertainment from Vevo
We've also joined with Vevo to offer hundreds of music videos and concert performances for customers to view at no charge on our aircraft offering personal device entertainment. On other aircraft types, Vevo content is available through seatback on-demand entertainment.
Tribeca Film Festival
Meanwhile, we have entered our second year as the official airline of the Tribeca Film Festival. Flights with live television, seatback on-demand entertainment and personal device entertainment offer unique inflight content curated by Tribeca, including independent feature narratives and documentaries as well as short films.
Regional jet onboard experience updates
We have equipped nearly 60 E170, E175 and CRJ700 regional jets with free personal device entertainment with plans to complete installation on more than 200 of these aircraft this year. The rollout of personal device entertainment on regional jets follows our recent introduction of an all-new premium-cabin experience on United Express, featuring freshly prepared meals served on chinaware on regional-jet flights of at least 800 miles.