Stay entertained with American Spotlight

Entertainment options on your flight


  • Choose from a library of movies and television shows

  • Check out available entertainment options on board our planes

  • Listen to your favorite music during the flight or enjoy our award-winning magazines

When it comes to inflight entertainment, you'll find more choices than ever before with American Spotlight. With selections of newly-released, award winning movies and TV programs, plus games and a wide variety of music, it's easy to sit back, relax, and let us entertain you.

Streaming video entertainment

Browse our inflight library of movies and television shows which can be streamed to your personal device. We have added free NBCUniversal programming and, for a limited time, a selection of six free movies available for all flights with streaming video entertainment.

How to choose your entertainment:

  1. Connect to the "gogoinflight" signal to launch the browser (no internet purchase required)
  2. Click on the entertainment banner and select a movie or TV show
  3. Download plugin or app, when prompted, if you haven't already
  4. Log in or create an account.

Movies, television and more

Entertainment available at every seat

On each of our new and refreshed planes, you will have access to the latest, personal in-seat entertainment. You can choose from various entertainment options on the seatback screen in front of you:

  • Up to 250 movies*

  • Up to 180 TV programs

  • More than 350 audio selections

  • 18 American Airlines Radio channels

  • Up to 20 games

These entertainment options will be available gate to gate. Once you have taken your seat, you can begin enjoying your selection. We offer this entertainment complimentary on all international flights as well as in all First Class and Business Class cabins. The Main Cabin offers a choice of complimentary or special entertainment packages for purchase.

*Up to 250 movies on international flights and up to 150 movies on domestic flights.

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Overhead video screens

We also offer overhead inflight entertainment options on select flights with NBCU on American. This includes full episodes of popular NBC entertainment as well as clips from hit late night comedy shows.

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The innovative Samsung Galaxy TabTM, featuring a 10.1 inch screen, allows for a customized viewing experience. Our First and Business Class passengers will enjoy this amenity on select international and transcontinental flights where in-seat entertainment is not available. You can expect a variety of entertainment options including:

Samsung Galaxy Tab™
  • New movie releases and top classics

  • Hit TV shows and games

  • Various music selections

  • Best-selling book excerpts

Entertainment options by airplane

Tablets1 Overhead
1Available on select routes in First Class and Business Class
2New airplanes only
3Available on airplanes without in-seat entertainment
4Business Class only
v2 = US Airways aircraft
Airbus A330      
Airbus A319 v1      
Airbus A319 v2        
Airbus A321 v1      
Airbus A321 v2        
Airbus A321T      
Airbus A320        
Boeing 737  2 3
Boeing 757
domestic v1
Boeing 757
domestic v2
Boeing 757
international v1
Boeing 757
international v2
Boeing 762  
Boeing 763    
Boeing 772      
Boeing 773      
Boeing 787      

Bose headphones

Enjoy the complimentary use of Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones when traveling in First or Business Class on select international and transcontinental flights. We are also beginning to offer the brand new Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones on select routes. Tune out the world or tune in to entertainment – either way, you'll love the performance of these acclaimed headsets.

Bose headphones



If you're flying in the Main Cabin, enjoy improved sound quality on our new earbuds available for inflight purchase. The new earbuds are complimentary in the Main Cabin on select international flights.

We also have up to 18 channels that span classical, jazz, pop, country, alternative rock, international pop and more.

Our station names include:

  • Symphony Hall

  • Jazz Mix

  • Chill

  • The Hit List

  • American Jukebox

  • Country Roads

  • Showcase: Pitbull

  • Totally 80's

  • Live on American

  • Latin Showcase

  • Smooth

  • American Arriving

  • Japanese Horizons

  • Rhythm of Brazil

  • The Vault

  • Mandarin Mix

  • Metro

  • London Calling

Magazines and newspapers

Exclusive interviews with some of the world's most interesting people can be found in the pages of our award-winning inflight magazines. And when traveling on flights to Europe, Asia and select flights to South America, you'll also have a choice of daily newspapers to read including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and local newspapers based on availability.