FiOS Mobile App Adds 16 More Channels for Out-of-Home, On-the-Go TV Pleasure
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From the park to the train, from
football to romantic comedies, Verizon FiOS TV customers now have more
entertainment choices while on the go, with the addition of 16 new channels to
Verizon's FiOS Mobile App. This brings to 25 the number of live channels
available outside the home.
Customers who have the FiOS Mobile App – which is free – will now be able to
live stream the new channels from eligible devices, including tablets and
smartphones, both in and outside the home. The channels are: AXS TV, beIN
SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol, Bloomberg Television, Cine Sony Television, Cooking
Channel, ENCORE, FEARnet, NFL RedZone (tablet only), SHOWTIME^®, SHOWTIME
EXTREME^®, Sony Movie Channel, STARZ, Trinity Broadcast, Universal Sports and
TVGN (TV Guide Network).
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To deliver the Borderless Lifestyle – anytime, anywhere access to what people
want – the FiOS Mobile App offers access to some of the most popular
television shows and movies via the iPad, iPhone, select Android tablets and
phones, and Kindle Fire tablets.
"Quality entertainment you watch from almost anywhere is the promise of the
FiOS Mobile App," said John Wimsatt, Verizon's senior vice president of
product development. "The programing available will satisfy a wide variety of
people, from sports fans to avid moviegoers, but we're not done yet. Close
collaboration with content and software partners allows us to deliver a
seamless customer experience that will continue to become more robust and
offer more variety over time."
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Channels that were previously made available out of the home are:BBC
America,BBC World News,EPIX,HGTV, Travel Channel, NFL Network (tablet
only), Food Network, DIY Network and Tennis Channel. Customers can watch up to
all 25 channels, depending upon their current FiOS TV package.
FiOS TV customers who are FiOS Internet customers can also use their mobile
devices and tablets to watch up to 91 live linear national channels at home.
In addition, FiOS TV and Internet customers in the New York, New Jersey,
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., areas can use their eligible tablets and
mobile phones to watch news and weather at home on the local affiliates of
networks such as CBS and Fox, and the local affiliates of Spanish-language
networks such as UniMas and Univision.
For movie lovers, the FiOS Mobile App offers on-demand content, including more
than 45,000 on-demand titles. Customers can also access thousands of free and
subscription-on-demand content from brands like HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore,
Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and more.
The app has numerous easy-to-use functions, including TV listings, My
Bookmarks, My Library, On Demand, DVR, Settings and Help. In addition, the
FiOS Mobile App offers parental controls so parents can decide what content
they want their children to access.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming on TV, with more than 520
all-digital channels including up to 142 HD channels and 19,000 monthly
video-on-demand titles.FiOS also provides next-generation interactive
services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking,
news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or
cellphone; and more.
For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV,
Note: Verizon FiOS TV subscription required and only available on select
devices. In-home live TV streaming requires Internet and TV subscription and
use of FiOS router.
Remote control functionality requires use of FiOS router and HD Set Top Box.
Subscription to premium movie channels or highest-tiered TV package required
to access certain channels. NFL Network and NFLRedzone streaming only
available on tablets. Flex View service usage and content availability
restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.
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