Planes enabled with Wi-Fi now offer entertainment on both seatback screens or streamed to passengers' personal devices.
American Airlines passengers now can watch premium TV for free during their flights.
At the beginning of August, planes enabled with Wi-Fi began offering the entertainment on both seatback screens and streamed to passengers’ personal devices, CNN Money reports.
According to American Airlines:
You can access all in-seat entertainment for free — no matter where you sit. American Spotlight offers you the largest library of complimentary inflight entertainment among U.S. carriers.
- More than 160 movies, including nearly 50 new releases
- 300 TV shows
- More than 700 music selections
- 20 games
Passengers still need to pay for access if they intend to surf the internet, however.
The American Airlines’ move comes after Delta announced a similar free entertainment offering in June. About 90 percent of Delta flights now offer free entertainment.
For more on the marriage of technology and travel, check out:
- “How My In-Flight Wi-Fi Turned Out to Be a Big, Fat ‘Gotcha’“
- “15 Travel Apps to Help Make the Most of Your Next Trip.”
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