What’s Red Beta? It’s the newest iteration of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment system, and it will make its debut on three of the carrier’s planes this month.
The Red Beta roll-out will continue until it is available fleetwide sometime next year, the company said.
Passenger seats will have new higher-resolution touch-screen monitors from Panasonic and a new Android-based platform that will increase the system’s capacity and add new functionality.
The changes will include the addition of “pinch and swipe” capabilities to the touch-screens; up to three times more entertainment and gaming content (including full seasons of The Walking Dead, Orange Is the New Black, and House of Cards, among others), improved interactive games (including “retro favorites” like Asteroids and Pac-Man), enhanced interactive maps, and a “surround sound” listening experience.
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