United’s new jets offer in-flight displays supporting Bluetoot

(Pocket-lint) – United Airlines quietly announced a long-requested feature for the seatback screens found in its new Boeing 737 Max 8 jets: Support for bluetooth earphones and earphones. The company announced the feature as part of a large United Next plans to update its fleet with a better in-flight experience.

United’s new jets offer 10- or 13-inch in-flight entertainment screens on the backs of all seats. In a press release, United said that to complement the new displays, the jets will be equipped with “the fastest in the industry” in-flight Wi-Fi. This will allow you to stream videos from online services. But the most notable feature here is Bluetooth, which United says will be available everywhere for “easy connections between wireless headphones and backrest entertainment screens.”

United’s Max 8 jets are expected to start flying this summer. If you are planning to travel, perhaps the first time since the start of the pandemic, you might be inclined to choose United over other airlines simply because you can easily pair your AirPods or other wireless headphones with the displays. seat backrest in flight.

To know more about Bluetooth, see our guide. We also have a look at the best Bluetooth headphones here and the best wireless headphones here.

Written by Maggie Tillman.

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