United Airlines has equipped its 200th aircraft with live television, offering customers more than 100 channels of live programming while in-flight.
United currently offers live television on most Boeing 737 aircraft and on many of its Boeing 757-300 aircraft.
In addition to live news, sports and family entertainment, passengers can enjoy up to eight newly released movies a month.
The service is complimentary for passengers in United First and available for purchase in United Economy starting at $5.99 and varying depending on the length of flight.
“The launch of live television on our 200th aircraft, our introduction this year of flat-bed seating on the transcontinental ‘p.s.’ service and satellite Wi-Fi now being implemented on our entire mainline fleet reflect our commitment to advancing the in-flight experience for our customers,” said Tom O’Toole, senior vice president of marketing and loyalty, United.
Live television-equipped aircraft also feature power outlets in United First and United Economy Plus, enabling most passengers to charge their cell phones, laptops, e-readers and other mobile devices.
The expansion of live television on United aircraft comes as the airline continues to invest in its onboard products.