Delta to add Bluetooth support and a “Binge” button to its in-flight entertainment systems

As some airlines reduce their reliance on in-flight entertainment systems it seems that Delta Airlines is doubling down with its announcement at CES 2020 that it will add a “Binge” button to its in-seat entertainment systems and that it is testing Bluetooth support. Adding Bluetooth support would mean that instead of either having to remember an adapter for your expensive headphones or buy a pair of crappy headphones from the airline, you’ll be able to use Bluetooth to wirelessly connect your own pair to the in-seat display.

Watching your favorite TV Shows on the in-flight entertainment system usually entails having to manually start every new episode, but the addition of the “Binge” button to Delta’s new wireless displays means you’ll be able to sit back and watch one episode after another without needing to lift a finger. Delta says that the “Binge” button will be added to all TV shows on the entertainment system. Possibly of more importance is the ability to mirror your smartphone or tablet with the in-seat display, allowing to view or listen to your own content.

While it will take some time for Delta’s new entertainment systems to be fitted to all of its planes, it’s definitely a step forward and will hopefully prod other airlines into stepping into the 21st century when it comes to offering a better in-flight experience to their customers.

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Source: Delta

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