FiOS Mobile App Adds 16 More Channels for Out-of-Home, On-the-Go TV Pleasure
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.
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.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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