Verizon customers can access live TV, streaming content and other services through FiosTV+, which was introduced this week.
FiosTV+, which is free for Fios video subscribers, integrates live Fios TV, DVR content, the entire Fios VOD catalog and access to Google Play. Video is in 4K resolution. The platform can be customized to pin favorite apps and access recently viewed channels on the home screen, access recommendations based on the viewer’s history and see what is free to the subscriber through existing subscriptions.
The Fios TV+ remote control uses Bluetooth and offers voice control, Google Assistant and Find My Remote functionality. A Fios TV Mobile app provides the same functionality for compatible devices.
Fios TV+ can be self-installed or by a Fios technician.
“Fios TV+ is a game-changer for delivering all your favorite live TV and streaming content, all in one place, and we’re excited to bring this experience to all of our new Fios video customers at no extra cost,” Heather McDavitt, Verizon’s Vice President of Consumer Products, said in a press release. “We are committed to always innovating to bring the best, industry-leading experiences our customers deserve and expect from Verizon.”
Providing easy and intuitive access to the massive and disaggregated content and apps is a challenge to service providers.
In October, Charter and Comcast released the Xumo Stream Box to its subscribers.
The Xumo Stream Box is the product of a joint venture created in April 2022 between the two cable companies. The product was built on the Comcast Entertainment Operating System.
The Xumo Stream Box features appear to be similar to those of Fios TV+.