Delta to offer all in-flight entertainment for free

Delta Air Lines will remove fees for its in-flight entertainment by July 1, becoming the first U.S. airline to do so.

The move makes all in-flight entertainment free on Delta’s dual-class airplanes, which make up nearly 90 percent of the airline’s fleet.

Not included are Delta’s smaller 50-seat jets, which are not equipped with in-flight entertainment systems.

Atlanta-based Delta’s in-flight entertainment includes movies, TV shows, music and live satellite TV available on seat-back screens on nearly 400 of its planes, or streaming on laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Delta previously charged fees for some of the entertainment, such as $6 for new release movies and $1 per episode of HBO shows.

"Delta Studio offers up to 300 movies, 750 TV shows, 100 foreign film titles, 2,400 songs, 18 channels of live satellite TV on select aircraft and a selection of games on aircraft with seat-back entertainment systems," the airline said in a news release.

The airline said its entertainment offerings will continue to include "recent box office hits" like "Hail, Caesar" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Delta said the move to make in-flight entertainment free is part of its "investments in the customer experience."

Entertainment options will vary by the route and type of aircraft.