Verizon brings FiOS TV app to Xbox One

Michelle Clancy | 19-12-2013

Verizon is widening the net for its TV everywhere initiative and has made its FiOS TV app available for download on the Xbox One gaming console from Microsoft.

Those who are Xbox Live Gold members as well as FiOS TV and Internet service subscribers can watch up to 74 of the most popular live channels through Xbox One by using the free FiOS TV app, which supports voice and gesture commands to control the TV through Kinect for Xbox One.

"Gaming consoles have evolved into digital entertainment hubs, and partnering with Microsoft breaks down technology barriers and maximises the value and enjoyment FiOS customers get from FiOS and their Xbox One," said John Wimsatt, Verizon's vice president of product development. "This is just the latest step we at Verizon are taking to deliver on the vision we have for our customers: anything they want, on any device, anytime, anywhere."

Xbox One brings together TV channels and entertainment apps into one interface. Customers can create their own personal favourites through the Xbox One electronic programme guide, dubbed OneGuide, or pin their favourite apps and content to the home screen. For easy navigation, users can search for TV, movies, games or music scans across all apps to find what they're looking for, without having to juggle multiple screens across cable TV, video streaming services and other entertainment apps.