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Verizon Will Bring FiOS TV to Mobile Devices

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Aug 18, 2010, 4:23 PM   by Philip Berne

Verizon Communications will bring its fiber optic FiOS TV service to mobile devices, including Apple iOS and Android products. The first Verizon app will let current subscribers watch content on their devices while they are in their homes. GigaOm suggests this will alleviate licensing concerns, as the device will simply be an extra screen at home, which is where the content is licensed to be shown. A second Verizon app will let users purchase and rent videos to view across a range of supported devices. So, a user will download a movie to one device, and then be able to watch on numerous supported machines. The video download service will launch with support for the Droid X, Droid 2, Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and the BlackBerry Storm. Verizon plans to roll out the service to other devices, including the iPhone and other mobile phones. Finally, Verizon also showcased a media manager service that will let users store and retrieve up to 70GB of media on Verizon's cloud servers. Users can then view pics, videos and music from FiOS TVs, PCs and mobile devices.

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Azeron

Aug 18, 2010, 4:28 PM

Damn!

Wow! I'm still trying to understand this announcement, but first impression seems like it is a big deal. VZC an VZW flexing muscle. I always wonder how Vodaphone fits in these decisions. One would think owning 45% in VZW would give them some sort of say in decisions but it seems like they just sit back and watch the world go by.
Recently I was reading a post on BGR about how impressived Verizon's FIOS internet is, impressive as in 900+mb/s!!!
Sadly FIOS is available in a very, very limited basis. No FIOS in Las Vegas, we're stuck with Cox here.

Anyway, if you want to read...
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Scuzzy? come again? Apple iOS? how are they going to swing THAT
bluecoyote

Aug 18, 2010, 8:11 PM

"Only Work in the Home"

Am I reading that part wrong? Are they telling me it'll only work when I am geographically, physically planed in my domicile?

How f-ing useless. This isn't Verizon's fault, they're at mercy of the licensing agreements for content (which is arcane.) But this seems even more useless than AT&T's U-Verse app.
 
 
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