Verizon Wireless has relaunched their mobile video offer, V CAST, as Verizon Video, its new mobile video-on-demand application.
Initially able to run on 3G and 4G LTE smartphones running Google’s Android mobile OS, viewers can preview select clips from the NFL and IndyCar for free or pay $3 to test drive the app for 24 hours. A monthly $10 subscription fee provides access to more than 250 current, full-episode TV shows from all the major broadcast networks and cable TV channels, including sports from ESPN and NFL content from the NFL Network.
“Verizon has offered great video apps on our devices for many years, and now Verizon Video is the next way to discover, experience and enjoy high-quality video entertainment on Android™ smartphones,” said Kristi Crum, executive director of consumer solutions. “Verizon Video has the most popular TV shows, sports and more, and with the power of Verizon Wireless’ 3G and 4G LTE networks, customers will get an unparalleled mobile viewing experience.”
Powered by RealNetworks, Verizon’s new mobile VoD version replaces the V CAST Video on select devices. Current V CAST Video subscribers will be prompted to update the app the next time it launches. After the upgrade, the app will appear under the Verizon Video name.
In an interesting move, Verizon Video can not be viewed over Wi-Fi, and the video usage does count towards Verizon’s mobile broadband usage caps.