NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to watching live news channels anytime, anywhere, Verizon FiOS TV customers now have more options with the addition of FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network on Verizon's FiOS Mobile App. This brings to 27 the number of live channels available outside the home for anytime, anywhere TV access.
Customers who have the FiOS Mobile App – which is free – can now live stream the 24-hour FOX News channels from eligible devices, including tablets and smartphones, outside the home. FiOS TV customers can also watch FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network within the home through the FiOS Mobile app. The most-watched cable news network in the country, FOX News Channel is dedicated to delivering fair and balanced coverage of the day's top news events as well as political and business news. FOX Business Network is a financial news channel delivering real-time information, across all platforms, that impact both Main Street and Wall Street.
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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, delivering anytime, anywhere access for FiOS customers. 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.
"Providing quality news and entertainment programming that our customers can access wherever, whenever they want is what the FiOS Mobile App delivers," said John Wimsatt, Verizon's senior vice president of product development. "The programing available will satisfy a wide variety of people, from sports and movie fans to news junkies. 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 have previously been made available out of the home are: AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol, Bloomberg Television, Cine Sony Television, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, ENCORE, EPIX, FEARnet, Food Network, HGTV, NFL Network (tablet only), NFL RedZone (tablet only), Tennis Channel, Travel Channel, SHOWTIME®, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, Sony Movie Channel, STARZ, Trinity Broadcast, TVGN (TV Guide Network) and Universal Sports. Customers can watch up to 27 channels, depending upon their current FiOS TV package.
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 offerings 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.
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. Subscription to premium movie channels or highest-tiered TV package required to access certain channels. NFL Network and NFL Redzone streaming only available on tablets. FiOS On Demand service usage and content availability restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.
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