American Spotlight: Inflight entertainment

Inflight entertainment

Explore our entertainment options

You'll find more inflight entertainment choices than ever before with American Spotlight. Enjoy newly-released, award winning movies, TV programs, games and a wide variety of music with personal in-seat entertainment, streaming video or overhead video. We also offer complimentary Samsung tablets and Bose headphones in First and Business Class on select flights.

  • Entertainment options by plane
    Aircraft In-seat entertainment Tablets1 Overhead video Streaming video2 Inflight radio
    Airbus A330 available available
    Airbus A319 available 3 available available
    Airbus A321 available 3 available available
    Airbus A321T available available
    Airbus A320 available
    Boeing 737 available 3 available available
    Boeing 757 domestic available available available 3 available
    Boeing 757 international available 3,4 available available
    Boeing 763 available available available
    Boeing 772 available available
    Boeing 773 available available
    Boeing 787 available available
    MD80 available

    1Available on select routes in First Class and Business Class
    2Available on aircraft without in-seat entertainment
    3Available on select aircraft
    4Business Class only

Streaming video entertainment

Browse our inflight library of movies and television shows which can be streamed to your personal device. We also have free NBCUniversal programming for all flights with streaming video.

Choose your entertainment:

Personal in-seat entertainment

Available gate to gate on all new and refreshed planes, begin watching as soon as you take your seat! Complimentary in First and Business Class on each flight and in the Main Cabin on international flights.

*Up to 260 movies on international flights and up to 210 movies on domestic flights.

Personal in-seat entertainment

Overhead main screen video

Watch full episodes of popular shows and clips from late night comedy favorites with NBCUniversal on American. On flights greater than 1,350 miles, catch a movie while in the air. Overhead video is offered on select flights.


The Samsung Galaxy TabTM, featuring a 10.1 inch screen, is offered to our First and Business Class customers on select international and transcontinental flights where in-seat entertainment is not available. Enjoy a variety of options including new movie releases, hit TV programs, games, music and best-selling book excerpts.

  • See which flights have the Samsung Galaxy Tab

    Enjoy the Samsung Galaxy TabTM along with Bose headsets in First or Business Class on the following:

    Flights with 737-800 aircraft between:
    Flights with 757 aircraft between:
    Flights with 767-300 aircraft between:
    International flights with 767-300 aircraft to and from:

Music, magazines and newspapers

Tune in onboard

Relax or rock out with up to 18 music channels that range from classical to alternative rock on most flights. We also feature a different artist on Channel 7 each month, so check American Way for details.

Catch up on some reading

Our award-winning inflight magazines offer exclusive interviews, exciting destinations, restaurant reviews and more. And when you travel on select international flights, you'll also have a choice of daily newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Need headphones?

First and Business Class

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 offering the brand new Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones on select routes. You'll love the performance of these acclaimed headsets!


Main Cabin

Experience improved sound quality with earbuds available for inflight purchase, or complimentary on select international flights.