Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to 20 by mid-July.
The airline said Thursday it would offer seven sports and news channels for passengers to watch on their own devices.
Southwest said it will test prices from $3 to $8 during a trial period. Passengers will need a Wi-Fi-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer.
Live TV will be offered separately from wireless Internet access, and customers won’t have to buy Internet access to watch TV.