Well this may not be new news for many, but I who am generally a user of the Avianca airline and he was used to their inflight entertainment system built into the side of their chairs with touch screens, I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when I flew in one of the aircraft in the LAN fleet that already has the new on-board entertainment system or LAN Entertainment via WiFi.
This system, unlike what is traditional in previous aircraft, encourage the use of your device. The plane has its own WiFi network to which passengers can connect at any time from their cell phones, tablets or laptops during the flight to access entertainment content.
For example, I connected from a device with Android, and when you access the browser you are directed to a captive portal from where you are given a direct download of the APK from the LAN Entertainment app. You can also download the App from Google Play or the Apple App Store
After installing LAN Entertainment, and accessing it, what you see is very similar to what you normally see on any entertainment system, that is, movies, series, TV shows, and the famous flight map.
The content are transmitted via streaming at an excellent loading speed and as usual they are in their original language with the possibility of changing the audio in some cases. Likewise, the playback is interrupted when a hostess or the hood makes announcements (although by accident I discovered that if you minimize and return to the application, the playback resumes even though they are in the middle of an announcement).
One of the advantages of having a system of this type is that is available at all stages of the flight. Generally, the entertainment systems on the side of the seats are activated only after the plane has taken off and also after landing, which is annoying because they can cut the playback even if there are still several minutes to get off the plane.
For those wondering if the LAN Entertainment app works outside the plane, the answer is no. The contents are not available via internet, which is why it is an App that only works when you are on the edge of a fleet plane.