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Inflight entertainment

Various types of inflight entertainment are available on our aircraft. To find out which entertainment options will be provided on your flight, check the Inflight Amenities tab in the Flight Status information for your flight, available on or the United app. Please note that if the aircraft scheduled for your flight changes, then the amenities may change, as well.

United Private ScreeningSM

Our United Private Screening options let you view a variety of movies and TV shows free of charge through a seatback monitor, an overhead screen, or your own personal device, depending on the aircraft.

We have several inflight entertainment partnerships that let us bring you popular music, movie and TV selections. Read about our inflight entertainment content.

We're listening about what you want to watch. After customers told us that they'd like access to first seasons of TV shows, we updated our programming to include the complete first season of at least one hit TV show everywhere that we offer seatback on-demand or personal device entertainment. The available first seasons will rotate regularly, so you'll be able to switch up your inflight binge-watching.

Complimentary earbuds are available on most flights worldwide
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 all flights with video monitors.

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.

Learn about our United Private Screening options:

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.

Seatback on-demand entertainment

Find out which aircraft offer free seatback on-demand entertainment and see a list of movies and TV shows.

Mainscreen entertainment

View movie and TV listings for aircraft offering mainscreen entertainment.

United Wi-FiSM

To help our customers stay connected while traveling, we are adding Wi-Fi service to nearly all of our United mainline aircraft and United Express® two-cabin aircraft.

Learn about United Wi-Fi


The DIRECTV programming available on select flights provides access to TV channels and new movie releases, so you can catch up on your favorite shows or see the latest films.

See DIRECTV channels and programming