Apps update: Verizon adds 10 channels to FiOS TV platform, while WatchABC enhances its offering

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has added 10 channels to its FiOS TV mobile app, giving subscribers the ability to stream networks including Fox Sports 1, HBO Latino and Showtime Family Zone on mobile devices.

While all 10 networks are designed to play on the FiOS mobile app, a few of them come with restrictions. Fox Sports 1 and HBO Latino, for example, are intended for in-home viewing and will not play over mobile networks.

The additions bring the number of FiOS channels available for authenticated streaming in the home to 150; there are now 58 channels available for viewing on mobile networks via the FiOS mobile app.

The FiOS mobile app is available for Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) Kindle Fire tablets.

Channels being added to the FiOS mobile app include five in-home only channels: FOX Sports 1, HBO Latino HD, MAX Latino HD, and More MAX HD; and 6 channels that can be viewed out-of-home: Showtime Family Zone, Showtime Showcase HD, Showtime Women, Encore Black, Encore Westerners, and Starz Kids & Family HD.

Verizon's additions coincide with another TV Everywhere enhancement announced by ABC Television Group on Friday. The Watch ABC app now features a redesigned user interface as well as social sharing features that integrate various Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter functions.

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Watch ABC app adds social media feature, allows fans to upload clips
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