In-flight movie streaming coming to American Airlines via Gogo Wireless

laptop_plane_watching_movie

In a continuing partnership between Gogo Wireless and American Airlines, AA announced the launch of an “entertainment on-demand” service onto fifteen Boeing 767-200 aircraft. Consumers will be able to connect to the service on Wi-Fi-enabled laptops during a flight and choose between a selection of more than 100 movies and TV shows updated frequently by the airline. The introductory price of the service is in line with streaming options in the home theater, 99 cents for TV shows and $3.99 for movies. As the movie streams to the laptop, the file is saved for up to 24 hours for movies and 72 hours for television programs.  

gogo-movieConsumers can finish watching the movie after landing using the same laptop, assuming the movie has finished loading onto the computer. Pending FAA certification, American Airlines plans to roll out the new technology to the entire fleet. In the short term, transcontinental flights are receiving priority like flights between major airports in New York and California. Gogo Wireless is also working to make this technology compatible with tablets such as the iPad as well as Apple and Android smartphones before the end of the year. 

The budget-minded consumer will be happy to know that a purchase of Gogo Wireless Internet service is not required to stream the entertainment content. With Gogo prices starting at $4.95 for 90 minutes of Internet service and ranging up to $12.95 for more than three hours of service, renting content on top of that price could potentially be viewed by the consumer as price gouging. The initial sign-on page includes a link to purchase Internet service as well as a separate link to purchase rentals. After clicking on the link and launching the in-flight browser, the user has the opportunity to watch movie trailers before purchasing a rental with a credit card. The browser also allows the user to sort content by genre, title, length of feature and other categories.

Home Theater

Stranger Things season 3 predictions: Decoding the episode titles

Netflix has revealed the episode titles for season 3 of Stranger Things, and the eight titles could shed light on what we can expect to see when the hit show returns in summer 2019.
Home Theater

Sling TV ramps up its base programming with Discovery Networks for free

Sling TV has grown a great deal since its launch. Now there are more channels and more packages to chose from, with prices to match, and more is being added all the time. Everything you need to know is right here.
Home Theater

New TV? Here's where to go to watch the best 4K content available

Searching for content for your new 4K UHD TV? Look no further. We have every major source of the best 4K content, along with the cost, hardware requirements, and features that make each service worth a look.
Home Theater

Looking to cut cable? Here’s everything you need to know about Pluto TV

Pluto TV offers plenty of entertainment in a fashion similar to live internet TV services, only at no cost — you don’t even need to register. Too good to be true? Here’s everything you need to know.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Movies & TV

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ trailer unleashes a bevy of beasts

Legendary Pictures has released the first full-length trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, which pits the giant lizard against a host of new monstrous threats.
Movies & TV

Disney reveals epic first picture from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction

The Millennium Falcon is fueled up and ready to embark on its Smuggler's Run at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the new theme park attraction set to open in 2019 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Home Theater

Looking for the best 4K Ultra HD TVs you can buy? Here are five great options

If it's time to upgrade your old 1080p to a new 4K model but you don't know what to look for, fear not, as we're here with a list of the best 4K Ultra HD TVs to help make your buying process as easy as possible.
Movies & TV

The best Amazon Original series, from 'Bosch' to 'Transparent'

Amazon Studios may not have as big a collection of in-house productions as Netflix, but there are still lots of shows worthy of your eyeballs. Here are our picks for the best Amazon original series.
Movies & TV

HBO Go vs. HBO Now: Which streaming service is right for you?

If you're looking to get access to HBO, you might be comparing HBO Go and HBO Now. We break down the differences between the twin streaming services and see how they compare to one another.
Movies & TV

Sit down and watch some of the best stand-up comedy on Netflix

Feeling a little funny? There are hundreds of hilarious comedy specials out there, and you can't be expected to comb through them all. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best stand-up specials on Netflix.
Movies & TV

Lose the torrents. Here's how to watch 'Game of Thrones' online (legally)

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows on TV, but unless you're a cable subscriber, finding a way to watch isn't always easy. Check out our guide on how to watch online, whether you prefer using HBO, Hulu, or Amazon.
Home Theater

Kill your cable and switch to streaming with our painless guide

If you're going to quit cable or satellite for a streaming TV solution, you're going to want to get it right the first time. We've outlined exactly how to get started, step by step. Follow our lead, and you'll never look back.
Cars

Best Products of 2018

Our reception desk has so many brown boxes stacked up, it looks like a loading dock. We’re on a first-name basis with the UPS guy. We get new dishwashers more frequently than most people get new shoes. What we’re trying to say is: We…