v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
May 09, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001512077  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol ent  
Entity Common Shares Outstanding   92,367,593
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false