Beginning in April United Airlines will start rolling out free inflight video streaming services for iOS devices. Passengers that use iOS devices will have more than 200 free TV shows available to stream during their flight and over 150 movies.
The hardware will be installed in United’s Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-400 and certain 777-200 aircraft system and the content will stream from an onboard media server via Wi-Fi.
The free inflight video streaming will made available to Apple iOS users by downloading the United Airlines app from the App Store. Passengers carrying a laptop that want to take advantage of the free inflight video streaming will need to download a browser plug-in first, while iOS devices can simply view content using the United Airlines app.
The media which is partially sponsored by the MileagePlus Explorer Card, will also be available to passengers that do not have the United Airlines app installed once the flight is in the air. The United Portal which transmits the Wi-Fi will have other programs available for those that do not have the app or the plug-in installed on their devices.
When the system initially launches it will only be available to iOS users at first, but the system is expected to be tailored towards Android devices in the near future.
United Airlines expects the free inflight video streaming to be running in the majority of its domestic fleet by the end of 2014.
The American airline company has it headquarters based out of Chicago, Illinois, and since merging with Continental Airlines a few years ago it boasts the more passenger revenue than any other airline.
United Airlines fleet consists of 701 planes that serve more than 373 destinations around the world. The airlines slogan invites passengers to Fly the Friendly Skies.
United Airlines Rolls Out Inflight Video Streaming For iOS Devices.