09.20.2013Personal Tech

Live TV Wherever You Are

By: Deidre Hart

Thursday nights are killer! There’s just TOO MUCH good TV. And with Thursday Night Football back, it can sometimes be days before I can catch up on my other guilty pleasures. Those days are over!

Live TV just became available wherever you are. FiOS TV is liberating live TV programming from the confines of the home by giving our customers the ability to watch up to 9 of our most popular TV channels wherever they are and whenever they want.  In addition, the app is now available on the iPhone and Kindle Fire. Just download the FiOS Mobile App for iPad, iPhone, select Android tablets and phones and Kindle Fire HD.  


“We’ve tried to offer a little something for everyone in this initial offering from the do-it-yourselfer to the football super fan to the moviegoer, and this is just the beginning,” said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of FiOS TV’s consumer video services.

How Can You Start Watching?

Now, channels available with this initial rollout out of the home include BBC AmericaBBC World NewsEPIXNFL Network (tablet only) including “Thursday Night Football,” Tennis Channel and networks from Scripps Networks Interactive including Food Network and Travel Channel

All you need is an Internet connection to watch live TV away from the home. To download the app, click on the link for the operating system you have so you can check it out!

Android devices, download here

iOS devices, download here

Amazon Kindle Fire, download here


Some of Your Favorite Local Channels Are Also Available

We’re not done yet! Now, FiOS customers in parts of New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., can use their tablets and mobile phones to also watch local news and weather within the home on the local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and Spanish-language channels such as UniMas and Univision.

For movie lovers and cinephiles, the FiOS Mobile App also offers two video on-demand channels with STARZ and ENCORE as well as over 45,000 Flex View titles to buy or rent both in and out of the home. Customers can access 4,000 Free Video On-Demand and Subscription Video On-Demand both in and out of the home including premium content such as HBO and Cinemax.  Let’s not forget that the FiOS Mobile App already allows customers to watch 76 live linear channels in the home in all FiOS markets.

Staying true to the vision of the Borderless Lifestyle – anytime, anywhere access to what customers want -- the FiOS Mobile App ensures that you have control.

Check back here as the FiOS Mobile App is only going to get better and offer ever more entertainment options.

About the author(s): 

Deidre is director of public relations, discussing how Verizon empowers today’s Borderless Consumer with choice and flexibility when it comes to enjoying the content customers want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. If she’s not talking technology, Deidre loves checking out the latest in entertainment, sports and everything in between. Deidre graduated from Rutgers (Go Knights!) with a degree in History and Political Science and continues to support her alma mater as a football season-ticket holder. Deidre and her husband are also happy FiOS Triple Play customers.