Verizon launches FiOS streaming TV app for Android
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) introduced FiOS Mobile, enabling FiOS digital television subscribers to access live streaming and video-on-demand content across smartphones and tablets running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android.
FiOS Mobile lets users watch up to 75 live TV networks including Disney, HBO, TBS, TNT and History within the home over Wi-Fi, or screen on-demand programming from Starz and Encore wherever they go. The app also offers more than 40,000 titles from FiOS TV's Flex View Library for rental or purchase. Subscribers may additionally manage DVR recordings, check their DVR status and schedule new recordings, or use their Android device as a remote control.
"Included in the FiOS mobile app is a link out of the My FiOS app which allows customers to view and pay their bill, access FiOS Digital Voice mail and call logs and much more," Verizon Wireless said. "FiOS Mobile also offers parental controls, so you can quickly change your settings so that all content in the app will be restricted to specific age setting. If you need to hand your device to your child, quickly set the parental controls and hand over your device with peace of mind."
FiOS Mobile is free to download from the Google Play storefront. The app is optimized for devices running Android 2.3.3 or higher.
FiOS Mobile signals Verizon's latest move into the streaming TV segment. Earlier this month, the operator announced a new multi-year agreement with the National Football League to stream all regular season and playoff games to mobile phones: The current incarnation of Verizon's NFL Mobile application streams NBC's Sunday Night Football telecast, ESPN's Monday Night Football, the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football and the NFL RedZone network, which delivers every touchdown and key play from Sunday afternoon's action. The expanded partnership will enable Verizon to stream all other regular season games aired on CBS and Fox, including playoff matchups and the Super Bowl.
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