American Airlines announced on Tuesday that it was testing a new video service for its in-flight Wi-Fi connection. Instead of using movies that are already stored on the plane, the airline would stream TV live to consumer smartphones directly on the plane. Although there was no mention of any platforms, analysts predict that Android and iOS products would be the first to receive support.
The system is backed on the reliable Aircell system and is already being tested on two Boeing 767 cross-ocean jets. Customers will be able to enjoy a demo of the service this coming summer.