4 airlines that let you stream inflight entertainment on your personal devices

4 airlines that let you stream inflight entertainment on your personal devices
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This article was originally on GET.com at: 4 Airlines That Let You Stream Inflight Entertainment On Your Personal Devices

There's no denying that Singaporeans adore free things, inflight entertainment included. While not every airplane offers seat-back TV screens, more and more airlines now let you stream inflight entertainment on your own devices.

Passengers get the catalogue of movies and shows which they can pick from to kill boredom on their flight, but instead of staring into screens that possibly do not have the best resolution (especially on older aircrafts), they get to enjoy inflight entertainment without having to compromise on visual and audio quality.

Which airlines let you do just that? Read on ahead as we at GET.com share with you more about the four carriers below.



Did you know that Delta was the very first American carrier to offer all inflight entertainment at no charge?

From the latest blockbusters and TV programmes to podcasts and music, travellers with Delta have over 1,000 hours of entertainment to pick from.

Want to catch as many movies as you can while flying? The carrier recommends that you download the Gogo Entertainment App in advance in order to maximise your inflight entertainment time in the air.

Passengers can stream inflight entertainment with ease on their iPhone, iPad, laptop (Windows 10 compatible) or Android tablet device.


Not too familiar with SilkAir? SilkAir is Singapore Airlines' regional arm and it is a full-service carrier.

SilkAir has in recent months beefed up their inflight entertainment options for their passengers.

With SilkAir's upgraded inflight entertainment system, known as SilkAir Studio, travellers can enjoy a greater selection of inflight entertainment options on their own electronic devices.

To enjoy the complimentary inflight entertainment system, make sure you update your electronic device's operating system and download the SilkAir Studio App.


At the moment, only flights on Hong Kong Airlines' A330-200V aircraft let passengers stream inflight entertainment directly onto their personal electronic devices.

Although Hong Kong Airlines doesn't loan out electronic devices, this onboard amenity is free-of-charge. To start streaming, all you have to do is connect to HKA Wireless inflight innovation using the free Wi-Fi available onboard.

This works regardless of whether you'd be using a laptop, smartphone or tablet.


Most people living in Singapore are familiar with Scoot, it is a budget airline after all.

Although you can stream inflight entertainment on Scoot's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, keep in mind that ScooTV isn't free (except if you are travelling in ScootBiz).

This is something you might want to consider if you'd be flying on long-haul flights with Scoot, such as Scoot's Singapore-Athens route and its planned Singapore-Osaka-Honolulu route.

At an all-in price of USD$9 (around S$11), travellers can access all the TV programmes and movies during the entire duration of their flight and stream on their laptop, tablet or smartphone.

There's bound to be something for everyone no matter whether you are into Asian tearjerkers or Hollywood blockbusters. Kids aren't left out, either.

Have a penchant for flying budget?

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