Verizon has rolled out the latest update for the FiOS Mobile app and users will now be able to stream live television from outside the home. Previous versions of the app allowed for live streaming, however it was limited to when connected to your home WiFi network. Of course, as we saw with the live streaming over WiFi, the channel selection is rather limited.
In fact, the channel selection over a cellular connection is even more limited. At present the channel lineup totals in at nine. There are options to watch BBC World News, DIY, NFL Network, Tennis Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, BBM America and Epix. Without listing all the available channels for streaming over WiFi, we can say that list includes nearly 80 channels.
Aside from the added ability to stream some channels while out and about, Verizon also included a few other items with this most recent update. For example, those in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington DC will also be able to stream live some local channels live. This update also brought some unspecified stability improvements and bug fixes.
Otherwise, the app retains the core features that were previously available such as being able to manage your home DVR recordings. With this users are able to view a list of current recordings, and also schedule and delete recordings. Other features of the app that remain include being able to access your Flex View content and also use the app as a remote control.
With that in mind, the latest version of the Verizon FiOS Mobile app can be found in the Google Play Store.
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Verizon FiOS Mobile update takes live streaming outside the home