Samsung devices get live streaming, on-demand content
Shortly after its Xbox 360 app went live, Verizon's FiOS TV app has become available for a number of Samsung devices. Verizon FiOS TV customers that own Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray players can now download the 7.5MB app and stream live channels to their devices. Customers can access the new app through the Samsung App Store.
Comcast, TWC will sell Verizon mobile hardware
As part of the recent AWS spectrum sale from cable providers to Verizon, Comcast will begin selling Verizon's mobile devices early next year. At the same time, Comcast will compete with Verizon in markets where it sells its FiOS TV and Internet service, said Comcast Cable president Neil Smit. Time Warner Cable will also sell Verizon products in bundled packages, though it will do so nearly immediately.
Verizon details FiOS TV on Xbox 360 requirements
Verizon has now made public some details of its Xbox 360 Live TV service first mentioned back at the start of October. Through their Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold members will have the ability to access up to 26 live FiOS TV channels, depending on their subscription. They also need to be FiOS TV and Internet service subscribers.
Pandora comes to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers
Verizon on Wednesday added the Pandora streaming Internet radio service to its FiOS TV subscribers in California, Texas and Virginia. In the process, it becomes the first TV service provider to do so, and promises Pandora will come to other FiOS TV subscribers over the next few months. Current Pandora subscribers can log in from their Motorola HD or DVR set-top boxes or create a new account and stream music to their TV or connected home theater system.
Verizon outs next-generation of FiOS TV service
Verizon on Thursday revealed an updated FiOS TV service, going as far as to call it next-generation. There are 25 changes in the Interactive Media Guide, most of which were done based on feedback from existing subscribers. These changes are said to bring more customization options, easier navigation, more search options and optimized 3D tech.