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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.

We are introducing a beta version of this new service, personal device entertainment, on select aircraft. This service gives you access to a library of movies and TV shows that you can watch on your personal laptop or Apple® iOS device. We're working to expand the service to include Android devices.

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 mobile device.

    Download on the App Store

  2. Charge

    Fully charge your device prior to boarding.

  3. Bring headphones

    Pack your headphones to enjoy hours of entertainment.

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. To download the third-party plug-in, you’ll also need "administrator access" to your laptop.

Operating system Browser(s) Additional requirements
Mac OS X® 10.6+ ChromeTM
Firefox®
Safari®
Flash® Player 14.0.0.145+
Windows® 7 and Windows 8 (Desktop mode only) Internet Explorer®
Chrome
Firefox
Flash Player 14.0.0.145+

The quality of the display of the wireless movies and television shows may vary from computer to computer, and device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location within the plane, the bandwidth available and/or speed of your connection. United makes no representations or warranties about the quality of the personal device entertainment service. Additional terms and conditions will apply.