American Airlines now offers free in-flight entertainment

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American Airlines passengers now can watch premium TV for free during their flights.

At the beginning of August, planes enabled with Wi-Fi began offering the entertainment on both seatback screens and streamed to passengers' personal devices, CNN Money reports.

According to American Airlines:

You can access all in-seat entertainment for free — no matter where you sit. American Spotlight offers you the largest library of complimentary inflight entertainment among U.S. carriers.

Options include:

  • More than 160 movies, including nearly 50 new releases
  • 300 TV shows
  • More than 700 music selections
  • 20 games

Passengers still need to pay for access if they intend to surf the internet, however.

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The American Airlines' move comes after Delta announced a similar free entertainment offering in June. About 90 percent of Delta flights now offer free entertainment.

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