United enhances IFE on RJs with additional content on more aircraft

United Airlines has announced the continued expansion of its "United Private Screening" inflight entertainment with the launch of free personal device entertainment on two-cabin United Express regional jets.

The enhancements include expanded HBO programming; and exclusively curated content from Vevo, the music video and entertainment platform.

United currently has free streaming entertainment on more than 200 United aircraft, streaming directly to travellers' laptops and iOS and Android mobile devices.

"Whether they travel for business or pleasure, we're designing United Private Screening to ensure our customers have access to content that is entertaining, interesting, wide-ranging and relaxing," declared Scott Wilson, United's vice president of merchandising and eCommerce. "Our ongoing expansion of personal device entertainment and the additional HBO and Vevo content provide our customers more inflight entertainment choices than ever before."

United has begun rolling out PED entertainment on its fleet of more than 120 WiFi-equipped E170, E175 and CRJ700 regional jets, with more than half of these aircraft now offering free streaming entertainment. The airline plans to offer the service on all WiFi-equipped regional jets by late August.

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