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More than 100 DIRECTV® channels + Hit Movies

DIRECTV + Hit Movies are available on select Boeing 737 and 757-300 aircraft. With more than 100 of your favorite TV channels, plus new release Hollywood movies, you'll stay entertained for your entire flight.

To find out if your flight offers DIRECTV + Hit Movies, check your flight status within 24 hours of your flight departure and enter your flight number. Look for the DIRECTV logo in the Inflight Amenities tab.

DIRECTV + Hit Movies are complimentary in United First® and available for purchase in United Economy® for $5.99 on flights two hours or less and $7.99 on flights over two hours.

Can your screen be seen?

Please be mindful of those around you when watching entertainment content on your personal device or a seatback screen. We provide a variety of entertainment options, some of which may not be appropriate for young audiences. Whether watching our programming or your own, please try to make sure that any children seated near you aren't able to see scenes with violence or adult themes.

Frequently asked questions

How do I use DIRECTV?

Just swipe any major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover) or debit card (MasterCard or Visa) in the seatback in front of you and select your program from the Channel Guide that automatically appears. DIRECTV is available from the time you board the aircraft until the door opens at the next gate.

Does the fee give me access to DIRECTV + Hits Movies for my entire trip?

No, there is a charge for each flight segment for which you choose to access DIRECTV.

If my equipment doesn't work, am I able to request a refund?

You can request a refund by contacting United Customer Care. When filling out the United Customer Care form, please include the last four digits of the credit card used in order to expedite processing.

Do I need a special headset?

You can use your own single-pin headset or after you purchase DIRECTV access, you can ask a flight attendant for complimentary earbuds.

How many channels are available?

You can access more than 100 channels of DIRECTV plus a selection of premium and new release movies.

Where is DIRECTV available?

The satellite coverage area for DIRECTV is the continental U.S. You will not be able watch live programming as flights travel out of the continental U.S., but you'll have access to previously recorded programming.

How do I turn my screen off if I am not interested?

You can either press the brightness minus button until the screen goes dark or press the button labeled "off" on the passenger remote control.

If I purchase a movie, can I watch it at any time?

All movies start approximately 20 minutes after the airplane door closes. Prior to the movie starting, movie trailers will be running.

Can I watch programming in Spanish?

¡Por supuesto! All movies offer either audio or subtitles in Spanish.