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United offers IFE streaming for iPhones and iPads

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United offers IFE streaming for iPhones and iPads

Version 2.0.13 of United Airlines’ iOS app includes a content streaming feature, which allows iPhone and iPad users to stream movies and TV programmes onboard.

United Airlines has launched an updated version of its app for iOS devices, which allows passengers to stream movies and television programmes using their iPhones, iPads and laptops.

Passengers can access more than 150 movies and nearly 200 television shows, which can be streamed by connecting to the carrier’s in-flight Wi-Fi service. Even better news for passengers is that they can connect to the Wi-Fi and access the content for free.

The IFE streaming service will be offered on United’s A319s, A320s and B747-400s, as well as select B777-200s.

United’s passengers can check if their flight will offer the new IFE streaming service before they travel, by visiting the ‘Inflight Amenities’ tab on the app. An Android version of the new app with IFE streaming is likely to be rolled out later in 2014.

Future Travel Experience Up in the airIf you are committed to enhancing the onboard passenger experience, make sure you attend the FTE Up in the Air conference, which will take place at our flagship event, FTE Global 2014, in Las Vegas from 24-26 September 2014. The theme of the event is 'Redefining the end-to-end passenger experience'.

The Up in the Air conference will focus on all things in-flight – including IFE&C, passenger and crew connectivity, cabin design, passenger comfort, personalisation and ancillary revenue generation – and we look forward to playing an important role in shaking up the passenger experience in the air, which has evolved very little in the last 20 years, unlike on the ground.

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