AT&T's Live DIRECTV and Movies Now Available on More Than 200 Aircrafts

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Customers can now enjoy complimentary seat back live DIRECTV and movies on more than 200 aircraft.

United Airlines announced that effective immediately more than 100 channels of live television will now be free on 211 Boeing 737 United aircraft equipped with seat back TV, making viewing easy gate-to-gate. In addition to offering free live DIRECTV at more than 30,000 seats, United customers also have access to hundreds of movies and TV shows available on personal devices through the airline’s collection on the United app – offering customers thousands of hours of programming in total.

Personal Device Entertainment

Over the last year, United has also expanded its personal device entertainment product to aircraft that previously only offered DIRECTV, providing an option for customers to use their phones, tablets or laptops to access a library of more than 280 complimentary movies and TV shows.

Additionally, United has made improvements in its entertainment options for customers with hearing and mobility issues through its Accessible Entertainment menu category available on seat back on-demand systems. Accessible Entertainment offers customers entertainment options by grouping titles that are either audio descriptive or closed captioned under one menu. United currently offers more than 20 audio descriptive movies and TV shows and more than 50 with United Airlines Offers Customers Free Live TV / Page 2 English closed captioning. Select DIRECTV channels also include closed captioning, subject to programming availability.

Toby Enqvist, Chief Customer Officer, United Airlines
Offering free entertainment, whether it’s on seat back TV or on personal devices, is one example of how we are placing our customers at the heart of what we do and helping them to relax and enjoy their flights.

Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer, AT&T Business
We’re pleased that United is offering customers complimentary access to live TV on more than 200 of its aircraft so customers can feel like they’re sitting in their own living rooms enjoying DIRECTV.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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