Gogo Vision video streaming takes off with American Airlines

If you recall way back in February I mentioned that Gogo was looking at getting into the in-flight movie streaming business as a way to keep you entertained on those long flights. It's taken longer than I expected for the service to launch but it is finally here. Gogo has announced that the Gogo Vision video streaming service is launching on American Airlines now.

The new service will start aboard the American fleet of 767-200 aircraft. American is the first airline in North America to offer Gogo Vision to travelers. The movies and TV shows will stream to WiFi notebooks during the flight according to Gogo. The available movies and TV shows are from major networks and studios and users can watch trailers for the programming before they rent.

The rental periods is good during the flight and for 24 hours after on movies and 72 hours after on TV shows. This allows the viewer to finish their flick or show if they land early or just don't get finished watching on their flight. The streaming service is primarily offered on transcontinental flights from New York JFK to LA and JFK to San Francisco. TV shows will rent for 99 cents per show and movies will be $3.99 each. The cool part is that the viewer doesn't have to purchase in-flight WiFi to view the films or shows.