High-Flying WiFi

United Airlines customers using Android devices can now use the latest version of the United app to access the airline’s complimentary personal device entertainment service, which enables passengers to view hundreds of movies and television shows in flight on their Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices and laptops. United launched a beta version of its personal device entertainment system earlier this

year for laptop computers and Apple devices. Content, stored on onboard servers, is available on nearly 200 United aircraft, including the carrier’s entire Airbus A319, Airbus A320, and Boeing 747 fleets, and its Boeing 777 aircraft that operate primarily between the continental United States and Hawaii.


In the coming year, United will further expand personal device entertainment availability to hundreds of additional aircraft, including two-cabin regional jets and domestic and international aircraft that do not currently offer customers an on-demand entertainment option. By late 2015, most United and United Express aircraft will offer customers personal device entertainment, personal on-demand entertainment via seatback monitors, or live television.


“Travellers increasingly want to watch entertainment on their own devices, as shown by the measurable improvement in satisfaction among travellers who fly on aircraft with personal device programming,” says Tom O’Toole, United’s senior vice president of marketing and loyalty and president of MileagePlus. “By expanding our personal device entertainment to Android users, we now offer many more customers the ability to enjoy their favorite movies and television shows on their own devices while onboard.”


Travellers may confirm whether a flight offers personal device entertainment, along with Wi-Fi and in-seat power, by checking Inflight Amenities under Flight Status and Information on On the United app, travellers can find that information in Amenities under Flight Status. To watch United's personal device entertainment, travellers should download the latest United app from the Google Play store or the Apple App Store before boarding.

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