NEW YORK – Taking in episodes of Russian spies hidden in plain sight, plotting at Paddy’s Pub and roaring polar bears is no longer limited to in-home viewing. Verizon FiOS TV customers now have even more to watch with five Fox channels available on the FiOS Mobile App, which customers are using more and more in the home and on the go.
The addition of the networks -- FX, FXX, FXM, Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic Channel -- increases to 93 the number of live, outside the home channels available on virtually any device. TV consumption across devices grew 388 percent year over year, according to Adobe Digital Index 2014.
FiOS TV customers who have the free FiOS Mobile App can now access these channels to watch live popular shows such as FX’s “The Americans,” and National Geographic Channel’s “Brain Games,” or tune-in to hit comedies including FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” outside the home. FiOS TV customers can currently watch FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD within the home through the FiOS Mobile app.
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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 168 live linear national channels in home.
Ben Grad, executive director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said: “We’re excited to give our customers the ability to watch even more great live content from channels including FX and National Geographic Channel, on the device of their choice, at home and on the go. With FiOS Mobile, our customers can truly watch TV wherever they are, on their preferred device. Close collaboration with content partners like Fox allows us to deliver a seamless customer experience. And we will continue to roll out more live, anywhere content in the coming months.”
80,000 On-Demand Titles, Sports, Movies, and Total DVR Control
The FiOS Mobile App* also offers in-home and on-demand content, including more than 80,000 titles from users’ favorite channels, such as FX, FXX, National Geographic Channel, HBO, Food Network, HGTV, TNT, TBS and more.
Additionally, FiOS Mobile makes organizing and managing content easy and convenient. The easy-to-use functions include Remote DVR, 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 to allow their children to access.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming on TV and industry-leading picture quality with more than 625 all-digital channels including up to 185 HD channels and over 100,000 Video On Demand titles and growing. FiOS TV is rated No.1 in HD picture quality and signal reliability, according to the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index.
* 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. FiOS On Demand service usage and content availability restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.