Verizon extends mobile FiOS to out-of-home

Michelle Clancy | 21-09-2013

Verizon has released an enhanced FiOS Mobile App, which enables Verizon FiOS TV customers to watch live linear content as well as video-on-demand (VOD) while away from home.

The app is available via iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets, and Kindle Fire. Customers can watch up to nine popular live TV channels, depending upon their current FiOS TV package, with more content choices to be added later this year. Channels available with this initial rollout 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 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.

"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."

FiOS TV customers can also use their mobile devices and tablets to watch up to 76 live linear channels at home.