Artcast Puts an End To the Blank Screen

 - December 5, 2013, 5:00 AM
The Artcast collection, shown here displayed on a seat-back monitor, can provide a soothing display of fine art or photography.

Tired of that blank screen staring at you from the bulkhead when you’re not using the in-flight entertainment system, and that lame continuous loop of logs burning in the fireplace just isn’t cutting it?

Artcast of Newport Beach, Calif., has an answer in the form of high-definition programs streamed directly to your monitor, including curated high-definition paintings, photography and video artwork. Artcast claims to have among its hundreds of programs and thousands of pieces of art choices to satisfy any artistic taste or theme.

In addition to the Artcast subscription, all that is required is a Roku player or Google TV player (both are available online or at most retailers for about $100). The cost of Artcast, allowing unlimited access to the entire growing library, is $2.99 a month.