DIY inflight entertainment

Font Size:

We’ve all been there. You’re at the airport all set to get on your plane only to hear that it’s been delayed. Or you manage to get on your flight and settle down into your seat only to discover your inflight entertainment system isn’t working.

One of the great parts about travelling is the time available to catch up on reading, your favourite TV shows or movies, or relax while listening to music. Here are our top tips for making the most of your flight downtime with your device.

1. Watch
Catch up on your favourite TV series by downloading them from iTunes before you go. While in transit or on a flight are the perfect opportunities to watch movies you may have missed at the cinema or have been meaning to see for a while. Store programs on a USB to save space on your device or use a Netflix account when you have wifi.

2. Listen
Music often plays a big part during travel, with songs listened to a lot at the time becoming a memory of your trip. Stave off boredom by spending time creating a killer playlist of all your favourite songs before you leave. To save space on your device use a service such as Spotify, which can be used both online and offline. Other great options are podcasts of your favourite radio show, or speaker and audiobooks. Audible allows you to purchase books within the app and listen to them offline. Not only do you get through them a lot faster, but it also saves on precious space and weight when it comes to packing.

3. Read
For those of us who like to read, we can opt for ebooks and online magazines, rather than take up valuable space with hardcopy versions. Issuu allows you to read over 25 million publications online and even lets you flip the pages, so it feels like the real deal.

4. Play
For the kid inside you, why not download some games you find fun? Not into child’s play? Options such as Sudoku or crosswords are good for the brain. Learning can be fun, too, so why not choose a language app and imrpove on your skills to impress the locals?

What is your favourite way to keep yourself entertained while travelling?

Join YourLifeChoices today
and get this free eBook!

By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy


The USB you need for travelling

The future of USBs is looking smart, and here's one you need for your next trip.

Preparing your phone for travel

With a bit of planning, your phone can be a very helpful travel companion.

How to prepare your tablet for travel

Here's how to make the most of your tablet on your next trip.

Written by SJ


Total Comments: 1
  1. 0

    The one thing I won’t be without is my trusty Kindle. It goes everywhere with me. I can load it up with e-books before I go and have heaps to read on one device. Wonderful invention. I get most of my books for free via Amazon and other places. Very rarely pay for a book.



continue reading


Five smart moves for empty nesters

So, the kids have moved out, your home is finally yours again and you have ascended to the rank of...


Why you turn down the radio when you're trying to park your car?

When you're looking for a destination, you might need to cut down the volume. Shutterstock Simon Lilburn, University of Melbourne...


Why we can expect smarter healthcare in 2021 and other tech trends

With last year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and much the same expected for 2021, it is unsurprising that healthcare...

Mental Health

Drug trial offers rare hope on Alzheimer's disease

There is finally a glimmer of hope in the fight against Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, which affects...


How the pandemic has turbocharged the pet care industry

Pet care is a big business, and the pandemic has made it bigger. An Animal Medicines Australia report says Australians...

Travel News

Australian government divided on lifting overseas travel ban

The federal government is divided about when international air travel will recommence for Australians, as consumers signal their intent to...


Dietitian reveals the breakfast swaps worth making

If you're looking to live a healthier lifestyle, breakfast is a good place to start. It's the first meal of...

Finance News

COVID driving more older Australians into poverty

Many of us who endured lockdowns in Australia are familiar with the surge in energy bills at home. But for...