Inflight entertainment

Various types of inflight entertainment are available on our aircraft. Visit our United Private Screening site to find out which entertainment options will be provided on your upcoming flight. Please note that if the aircraft scheduled for your flight changes, then the amenities may change as well.

Crystal Cabin Award. Welcome to our award-winning state-of-the-art inflight entertainment experience.

Learn about our new seatback entertainment system

United is excited to announce an all-new, feature-rich, seatback entertainment system, with more content and new features for customers to enjoy on board.

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United Private Screening

Our United Private Screening℠ options let you view the latest Hollywood hits, trending TV shows, music video playlists from VEVO and more through a seatback monitor or your own personal device, depending on the aircraft.

See what entertainment will be available on your flight

Complimentary earbuds are available on select flights

We recommend bringing your own headphones for your flight, but if you forget them, you can enjoy our inflight entertainment with complimentary earbuds, available by request on select flights.

Can your screen be seen?

Most films have been edited for airline use. However, customer discretion is still advised. Customers are also welcome to view their own content as long as they are able to show that the programming has an MPAA rating of “R” or less. Please be mindful of those around you and try to make sure that any children seated near you aren’t able to see scenes with violence or adult themes.

Personal device entertainment

United offers more free entertainment streamed to your own personal device than any other airline in the world. Learn about our personal device entertainment and make sure your mobile device is ready before boarding.

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DIRECTV® is now available free of charge on select flights. The DIRECTV programming provides access to more than 100 TV channels and new movie releases, so you can catch up on your favorite shows or see the latest films. DIRECTV service is not available on flights outside the continental U.S.

Learn moreabout DIRECTV on United flights


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