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Verizon this week announced that it will be releasing a Fios TV app for the Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and Amazon Fire TV tomorrow, July 22, providing Fios TV subscribers with additional platforms to watch live television.

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All new Fios TV plans will come with Verizon's voice-powered Fios TV One box at no additional charge, and instead of subscribers having to pay a fee for a second Fios TV One box, they will be able to download the Fios TV app for the Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV and access the live television channels included in their plan using those set-top boxes. However, there is a limit of two simultaneous streams per Fios TV One box.

"Parents can watch live sports events on the Fios box in the living room while kids watch cartoons and teens watch comedies on connected TVs in their bedrooms," said Verizon. "With Fios TV One enabling more flexibility, Fios TV users can more easily place TVs in the kitchen, on the back patio or other areas of the house."

Verizon's new Fios "Mix and Match" plans will be available on July 22, with details and pricing to be shared at getfios.com.

Article Link: Verizon Releasing Fios TV App for Apple TV Tomorrow
 

4jasontv

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Has Verizon grown this network at all? I mean, they say their subscribers have increased but I haven't seen anything showing they cover more area.
 

rictus007

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Interesting move, but this is the people that charge a fee for activating an account. I wonder if they will charge this fee now
 

Nautilus007

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Question I have is - If a friend of mine has Fios, can I use this app to stream in my house? I currently do this on my phone with no issues?
 
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Grimace

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Why do they have to require a physical box still even if it is included free? Why not allow just ATV usage for the paying customers? Is that for technological reasons or security reasons or?
It's probably the same way that you often have to have one main box connected, and then can have smaller satellite boxes around the house. They still want to lock you into using their hardware -- but will ease the burden from having to buy/rent multiple cable boxes.
 

DaveN

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Why do they have to require a physical box still even if it is included free? Why not allow just ATV usage for the paying customers? Is that for technological reasons or security reasons or?
One possibility is that the Verizon box has a hardware security key in it and satellite boxes need to check it to confirm you are a valid customer on the same local network. But that is pure speculation.
 

crisss1205

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Question I have is - If a friend of mine has Fios, can I use this app to stream in my house? I currently do this on my phone with no issues?
No. Need to be on your home Wi-Fi. You can use the app on your iPhone or iPad though, you just won’t get all the channels.
Why do they have to require a physical box still even if it is included free? Why not allow just ATV usage for the paying customers? Is that for technological reasons or security reasons or?
Technical. The main box is the VMS or the “Video Media Server”. The connects to that. Technically you can use any DNLA client to access the channels.
 

Nautilus007

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No. Need to be on your home Wi-Fi. You can use the app on your iPhone or iPad though, you just won’t get all the channels.

Technical. The main box is the VMS or the “Video Media Server”. The connects to that. Technically you can use any DNLA client to access the channels.


Is there any way I can tunnel into my home internet, to appear as if I am at home?
 

zarmanto

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About 3 years too late for me. I gave up paytv and use an antenna

I've been an internet-only FiOS subscriber for many years, now. At the beginning, I would have resoundingly echoed this sentiment; I even went so far as to buy several Hauppauge USB tuners, and used them with EyeTV to DVR all of my TV shows, and I had an add-on which did a halfway decent job of auto-marking the commercial breaks, allowing me to fast forward through them with a single button press on the remote. Alas, with EyeTV having been cast by the wayside by Elgato and the new owners of the software refusing to support my old hardware, those days seem to be largely in the past.

Nowadays, I find my family and I are all using various streaming services... and I still feel like I'm getting off cheaper than if I were to subscribe to one of the so-called "premium" cable packages. (And yes, the math easily applies to any of the cable providers, not just to Verizon.)
 
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Premium1

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Has Verizon grown this network at all? I mean, they say their subscribers have increased but I haven't seen anything showing they cover more area.
No. They are pretty much waiting on C-band/MMwave and going to use that as their alternative to Fios.
 
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mekump

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Wonder if you'll have access to your recordings that reside on the VMS4100 (DVR)
 

theman510

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Excited about this. Been using SlingBox to stream my cable to my outside TV on my deck with a FireStick. With Sling going away in the future I'd been looking for an alternative. Hopefully this works well
 

Henry S

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So, I have to have a Fios One box to use the ATV app? I still have their Moto boxes because I haven't found a compelling reason to switch given the amount of re-configuring I'd have to do in my house.
 

Rafterman

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Has Verizon grown this network at all? I mean, they say their subscribers have increased but I haven't seen anything showing they cover more area.

Nope, not one bit of expansion. I personally think they will pull the plug entirely in a few years. I can't see a stagnant subscriber base as being viable for long when you don't expand into new markets.
 

Baggy Spandex

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Nope, not one bit of expansion. I personally think they will pull the plug entirely in a few years. I can't see a stagnant subscriber base as being viable for long when you don't expand into new markets.
From what I understand it's due to conflict on actual FiOS lines. I think other ISP's took them to court and the court deemed that Verizon has to allow competitors to use their fiber lines moving forward. So, they stopped moving forward.

I might be wrong, but that's what I believe I heard.
 

4jasontv

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From what I understand it's due to conflict on actual FiOS lines. I think other ISP's took them to court and the court deemed that Verizon has to allow competitors to use their fiber lines moving forward. So, they stopped moving forward.

I might be wrong, but that's what I believe I heard.
Not profiting because others might profit sounds in character.
 

RobNYC

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From what I understand it's due to conflict on actual FiOS lines. I think other ISP's took them to court and the court deemed that Verizon has to allow competitors to use their fiber lines moving forward. So, they stopped moving forward.

I might be wrong, but that's what I believe I heard.
It was more the cost to expansion and the fact that they had to get community approval to offer TV in each market. That and the CEO who had approved the expansion retired and the replacement wasn't as into the Fios expansion so he put an end to it.
 
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