Earlier this year American Airlines announced that they and Gogo Inflight Internet would test streaming video to passengers’ wireless devices on some of their 767-200 transcontinental flights. I guess they must have been pleased with the results, because today they announced that this service, Gogo Vision, is available on all their 767-200 flights:
American Airlines is the first North American airline to offer an innovative new feature – Entertainment On Demand. Now you can purchase wirelessly streamed movies and TV shows, from an inflight library to your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop during flight.
Entertainment On Demand is now available onboard American Airlines flights operated by 767-200 aircraft – primarily transcontinental flights. Choose from a wide variety of feature films and TV programs selected for everyone.
Prices start as low as $.99 for TV shows and $3.99 for movies.
Later this month, they’ll offer free wifi with a rental:
Beginning August 15 and running for 30 days, rent a movie or TV show through American Airlines Entertainment On Demand and get a free Wi-Fi session for your next flight. You will be emailed the free Wi-Fi code in your Entertainment On Demand receipt.
For now, it’s only supported on wifi enabled laptop, but they’ve announced plans to expand availability to iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices soon. Go here for complete details.
I haven’t been lucky enough to be on one of the test flights, so I can’t claim to know how well it works. If you’ve been able to try it, please feel free to share your experience. I’m curious to know how well it works and what kind of movie and TV show selection was available.