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Personal Device Entertainment

Passenger using personal device entertainment

Watch popular movies and TV shows on your own device with our Personal Device Entertainment service, available on select aircraft.

This service is sponsored by the MileagePlus Explorer Card.

A beta version of Personal Device Entertainment is available on select aircraft. This service gives you access to a library of movies and TV shows that you can watch on your personal laptop, Apple® iOS device or AndroidTM device.

To determine if your upcoming flight offers Personal Device Entertainment, check the Inflight Amenities tab in the Flight Status information within 24 hours of your flight departure.

Before your flight

  1. Download

    Download the latest United app on your Apple or Android mobile device. Laptop user instructions are below.

  2. Charge

    Fully charge your device prior to boarding.

  3. Bring headphones

    Pack your headphones to enjoy hours of entertainment.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google play

Power outlets are available on select aircraft only, but United is continuing to add power outlets to aircraft with Personal Device Entertainment.

Laptop requirements

For best results, we recommend using the following operating systems and the latest versions of the following browsers. Laptop users may be prompted to download and install a plug-in. To download the third-party plug-in, you'll also need "administrator access" to your laptop.

Operating system Latest version of browser(s) Additional requirements
Mac OS X® 10.7+ ChromeTM
Firefox®
Safari®
Flash® Player 15.0+
Windows® 7 and Windows 8 (Desktop mode only) Internet Explorer®
Chrome
Firefox
Flash Player 15.0+
How to access Personal Device Entertainment

The basic steps below apply to most personal laptops, Apple devices and Android devices.

  1. Make sure that your wireless device is in airplane mode.
  2. View available wireless networks and select "United_Wi-Fi."
    • Please note that you do not need to purchase our Wi-Fi service in order to access Personal Device Entertainment.
  3. Open the United app on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet and select the Entertainment icon. You can also launch your Internet browser, type "www.unitedwifi.com" in the browser's address bar and select the "Entertainment" tab.

If you're trying to access our Personal Device Entertainment service, review our visual guide to determine what to do next.

THUMBNAIL: Personal Device Entertainment
Personal Device Entertainment installation progress
    *Select 737 and 757 aircraft offer DIRECTV® only
    (Last updated March 6, 2015)