Add another cable TV company to the growing list that are switching over to focus on streaming.
This week Verizon’s Fios announced Fios TV+, a new Android-powered streaming player and streaming version of their TV service that will let their customers stream their cable TV package and favorite streaming services all in once place.
“Fios TV+ is a game-changer for delivering all your favorite live TV and streaming content all in one place, and we’re excited to bring this experience to all of our new Fios video customers at no extra cost,” said Heather McDavitt, Vice President, Consumer Products for Verizon. “We are committed to always innovating to bring the best, industry-leading experiences our customers deserve and expect from Verizon.”
Much like Spectrum’s Xumo Player, this Android-powered device will stream TV programming from Fios like it would from Netflix or Hulu.
“Fios TV+ is just the latest example of how we’re continuing to deliver the best experiences for our customers,” said Tom Nugent, Vice President of Consumer Sales and Service for Verizon. “With these advances in Fios technology, I’m excited for all of the ways our Fios TV customers can stream their favorite TV shows and movies like never before.”
Fios TV+ is the same price as its older TV service. As far as the end users are concerned, the only difference here is the device that is offering the stream. The new device can be self-installed like any Roku or Fire TV or Verizon will send someone to your house to set it up.
Fios TV+ starts at $75 a month with one set-top box rental included. Plans go up to $119 a month and there are other charges on top of that.
Verizon is also selling YouTube TV to their customers starting at $72.99 a month if you would rather pay for YouTube TV bundled with your Fios internet.
Spectrum is also pushing streaming to all its new customers through the Xumo Player. Its old set-top boxes are still offered but not promoted to new customers in the same way the new streaming-only version of their TV service is.