Verizon Fios Custom TV is an innovative new way to watch TV on your terms. While Verizon still offers a few traditional TV packages, they now feature a Custom TV option. The premise is simple: select a basic TV plan and then further customize it with channel packs. Such variety may not match streaming sites, but at least the novelty of choice puts viewers a bit more in control.
If there’s one major shift that’s changing TV as we know it, it’s streaming services. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, and a slew of stations are now streaming their shows. They are creating original and exclusive content. On-demand video is now so prevalent that cable companies are reassessing their services. New pricing and packages are being tested every day. Verizon is no exception. Now Fios customers can choose a more personalized TV plan without cutting the cord for good.
Fios Custom TV Pricing & Packages
Verizon Fios Custom TV gives viewers a basic span of channels based off seven plans. . Last year, Verizon offered only a slim choice of 2 packages: Essential and Sports & More. Each pack had a slim amount of channels. Essential had 35 channels when it first launched. Then the plans improved to include from 190 channels with Essential and 160 channels if rolling with Sports & More. This year Verizon has greatly expanded Custom package options once again. Below are the seven packages available for selection when you sign up.
● Action & Entertainment
● Sports & News
● Kids & Pop
● News & Variety
● Infotainment & Drama
● Lifestyle & Reality
● Home & Family
A current promotion has Custom TV going for $64.99 per month with a one-year agreement.
Premium Channels and Packs
Viewers can also opt for premium channels. These include a surprising amount of niche interests, along with stuff like HBO and season passes to sports games. Such content can be costly, with prices reaching $99.
- Movies: HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Epix: One for $15/mo, 2 for $25/mo, 3 for $30/mo, all for $40/mo.
- Spanish Language Package: 70+ Channels: $14.99/mo.
- Specialty: Select interest channels such as Disney Family Movies, the Karaoke Channel, Anime Network, Eros Now, TJC, and Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga: Prices range from $5.99/mo to $7.99/mo.
- International: Channels from the Middle East, Balkans, China, Cambodia, and Brazil: Prices vary between $4.99/mo to $39/mo.
- Sports: NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass, MLS Direct Kick, MLB Extra Innings: Prices vary, no bundles available.
Verizon Fios Bundles
Verizon Fios offers far more than just TV. Those looking for phone service or internet will find some bundles worth considering. Those of you streaming or recording at HD or UHD will find the bundles below most attractive.
Custom TV, 50 Mbps Internet, and Digital Voice with: 64.99/mo for one year.
Custom TV, 150 Mbps Internet, and Digital Voice: $79.99/mo for two years with two-year agreement.
Neither bundle exclude fees. Be prepared to tag on some additional dollars to the cost. Online promo deals do happen, though, so look out for promotions that offer a flat fee / no fee.
Those looking to record their favorite shows will find plenty DVR options from Verizon. These vary a tad more in both capability and price. Be it just to record a few shows or to compile entire seasons, plenty of subscribers will find taking the DVR plunge worth it.
Fios Quantum TV Premium: Up to 200 hours of HD recordings, ability to record up to 12 programs simultaneously, and ability to control live broadcasts from up to ten TVs, can access recording capabilities from multiple rooms.
Fios Quantum TV Enhanced: Up to 100 hours of HD recordings, can record six programs simultaneously, can control live broadcasts on up to five TVs, can access recording capabilities from multiple rooms.
Fios TV Multi-Room DVR: Up to 50 hours of HD video recordings, can record up to two programs simultaneously, can control live footage on one TV, can access recording capabilities from multiple rooms.
Fios TV DVR: Up to 50 hours of HD recordings, can record up to two programs, control of live footage on one TV.
The two quantum options allow users to stream their DVR recordings. Stream to computer, smartphone, or tablet. All DVR options allow viewers to stream live TV to their smartphone or tablet via the Fios Mobile app. They can also manage their DVR settings remotely. That makes recording shows and managing libraries all the more convenient.
Verizon Fios App
Along with a variety of channels and other options, Verizon Fios Custom TV offers some interesting perks. Most subscribers needn’t worry about compatibility either. Mobile, tablet, laptop, and Xbox One users can access Fios on-demand content through the App.
The library is quite extensive. And it features the ability to stream a number of recent releases. Options also exist to stream a number of channels via the app, including channels like HBO, AMC, and CNN.
Check Your Fios TV Availability
The only way to find out for sure if Fios TV is available in your home: Visit Verizon’s website and enter your service address. Did your address check out? Then you’re one of the lucky ones. Sign up today and take advantage of low promo pricing while it still lasts.
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