While more flyers tote along their own iPads, Kindles, and smartphones with each passing year, plenty of passengers rely on the airline for entertainment. With innovative seatback screens and nearly endless programming options, airlines seek to differentiate themselves from the competition (at least when it comes to what you're watching mid-flight).
According to the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards, these 10 airlines have the best in-flight entertainment. No U.S. airlines make this list; instead, the amenities-rich Middle Eastern and Asian airlines dominate. Scroll down to find out who comes out on top.
Special features: Passengers traveling on Air France's A380s can download content at no extra charge on their devices, including audio guides, subway maps, additional games, and playlists.
Special features: The airline's newly refurbished economy seats were a long time coming (and make your in-flight entertainment that much more comfortable).
Special features: In addition to the usual programming, Virgin offers seatback seat-to-seat chat.
Special features: Download the mobile-app version of Cathay Pacific's Discovery magazine for well-curated travel, lifestyle, food, and adventure articles.
Special features: Turkish Airlines includes fun audiobooks in the mix, from Pablo Neruda's Love Poems to Grimm's fairy tales for kids.
5. Etihad Airways
By the numbers: E-Box, the in-flight entertainment system, includes 100-some movies, 300 popular TV shows, seven live news channels, 16 radio channels, 60 games, and a music library.
Special features: On some flights, passengers can watch live sporting events, from Wimbledon matches to golf finals.
Special features: Before they fly, Qantas passengers can nab PressReader's mobile reading platform and enjoy 12 free hours of newspaper and magazine downloads.
3. Singapore Airlines
By the numbers: Newly redesigned economy seats come with Singapore Airline's KrisWorld entertainment system: innovative seatback screens, 80 U.S. and international movies, and plenty of music.
Special features: Singapore is the first airline to offer 3D games on its eX2 gaming system (you can even play against fellow passengers).
Special features: Beginning summer 2015, Qatar is featuring the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe of 11 superhero flicks.
By the numbers: Emirates' widescreen Ice digital system includes movies, U.S. and international TV shows, music, live news and sports, and games, and all channels are on demand and in multiple languages.
Special features: Emirates has been voted the best in entertainment for 10 years running, and their product just keeps getting better.
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