Verizon has updated the FiOS Mobile App enabling Verizon FiOS TV customers to watch live linear content as well as video on demand while away from home.
The FiOS Mobile App offers access to television shows and movies via select iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets, and Kindle Fire.
Channels available with this initial rollout, out of the home include BBC America, BBC World News, EPIX, NFL Network (tablet only) including "Thursday Night Football," Tennis Channel and networks from Scripps Networks Interactive including Food Network and Travel Channel.
FiOS TV customers have been able to use their mobile devices and tablets to watch up to 76 live linear channels at home. Now, FiOS customers in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., can use their tablets and mobile phones to also watch local news and weather at home on the local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and Spanish-language channels such as UniMas and Univision.
For movie lovers, the FiOS Mobile App offers on-demand content including more than 45,000 Flex View titles.
The app has also numerous functions including TV listings, My Bookmarks, My Library, On Demand, DVR, Settings, Help and parental controls.