In the race to offer more TV for your money, telco giant Verizon has expanded the available channels FiOS subscribers can watch on their Xbox or connected Samsung TV from 26 to 75.
Subscribers can now watch the following live channels on their Xbox and Samsung app: Fox News, Comedy Central, Epix, HBO, TBS, and many other channels owned by Discovery Communications, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, and NBCUniversal.
In addition to the beefed up channel line up, FiOS subscribers can now access “Flex View”, which includes over 25,000 On Demand movies and TV shows.
In the era of rising monthly bills and broadcast fees, it’s nice to know that these apps won’t cost consumers a penny and are available as long as viewers already have the necessary equipment. Other pay TV competitors are racing to keep up, with Comcast looking to unveil more Xfinity apps soon.
Verizon FiOS looks to be ahead of the curve, especially since they are the only true fiber optic network besides Google Fiber in Kansas City. The fiber optic technology is what enables the delivery of faster and more reliable internet service, as well as a more detailed digital picture quality (a nice bonus for HD enthusiasts). Still, nobody stays on top for long. Fortunately, the struggle to attract viewer business and loyalty never ends, which means that consumers can look forward to ever improving TV options and technology for the foreseeable future.