Verizon is offering TV Everywhere capabilities for its FiOS TV customers via an enhanced FiOS Mobile App, which enables Verizon FiOS TV customers to watch live linear content as well as video on demand while away from home.
The FiOS Mobile App offers access to popular television shows and movies via select iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets, and Kindle Fire, with more content choice to be added later this year.
“The FiOS Mobile App has a wide variety of content choice for all ages and interests, from the do-it-yourselfer to the moviegoer, and this is just the beginning,” said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of FiOS TV’s consumer video services. “Close collaboration with content and software partners, allows us to deliver a seamless customer experience, which will become even better as the content choices grow over time.”
Channels available with this initial roll-out, include BBC America, BBC World News, EPIX, NFL Network (tablet only) including Thursday Night Football, Tennis Channel and networks from Scripps Networks Interactive including Food Network and Travel Channel.
FiOS TV customers have been able to use their mobile devices and tablets to watch up to 76 live linear channels at home. Now, FiOS customers in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., can use their tablets and mobile phones to also watch local news and weather at home on the local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and Spanish-language channels such as UniMas and Univision.
For movie lovers, the FiOS Mobile App offers on-demand content including more than 45,000 Flex View titles. Customers can now access thousands of free and subscription-on-demand content from brands such as HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and more.
The new app also condenses existing apps and incorporates functionality from FiOS Mobile Remote and Verizon Media Manager into one single FiOS TV entertainment destination. The unified app provides a simple and elegant user-friendly experience that enables easy content discovery and video viewing.