Verizon Fios customers can finally stream all their favorite TV shows on their smartphones without worrying about using or going over their monthly data.
Verizon announced on Thursday that it is now providing data-free streaming for its Fios Internet and TV subscribers.
Instead of streaming content from other services like YouTube or Netflix that gobbles up their data, Fios customers can now use Verizon's Fios Mobile App to stream both live and recorded shows.
The app lets users watch more than 140 channels live when on-the-go, as well as watch the titles they have saved on their DVR, and all the movies and TV series that are On Demand.
This means that Verizon customers can avoid missing their favorite shows even when they aren't home in time, or stream a movie while traveling or when killing time.
The best part is that these users aren't eating up their wireless data.
The only catch is the Fios Internet and TV customers must also be Verizon mobile customers in order to be able to stream for free.
The Fios Mobile App is essentially Verizon's version of T-Mobile's binge-on program, which allows customers to stream videos from Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Showtime, HBO, ESPN, and other services for free without it counting towards their monthly data.
The main difference here is Verizon is packaging its data-free streaming option in an app, and instead of streaming from other platforms, it's Fios TV, DVR titles and On Demand content available for viewing.
While customers aren't getting the option to stream Netflix data-free, they can stream content from popular premium channels like: Cartoon Network, EPIX, CNN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, beIN Sport (in English and Spanish), BBC America, TNT, Nickelodeon, Tennis Channel, HBO, TBS, Comedy Central, Bravo, SyFy, HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel and many others like NBC, FOX and Univision.
The launch of this app adds further value to Verizon's home and wireless plans, allowing customers to get more bang for their buck if they are loyal to the company and have a combination of its Internet and/or TV and mobile plans.
And to convert even more customers to be team Verizon, the company is offer up to $500 back for customers who sign up from both Verizon Fios and Verizon Unlimited (the carrier's recently launched wireless plan) for a limited-time.
It might just be the best time to switch to Fios since Verizon revealed that its customers now have access to the new 750 Mbps Instant Internet service in in greater New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond, Hampton Roads and Boston.
This news comes just days after Verizon announced a prepaid option for Fios Internet, TV and phone bundles.