Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has completed its nationwide rollout of remote streaming of FiOS DVRs.
The newly updated version of the FiOS mobile app lets users of FiOS Quantum TV and Internet services stream "nearly all" of their DVR-recorded shows from any remote location with an Internet connection. While they're in their home, users can watch any live channel in their bundle on a mobile device.
Users can also manage their DVR recording schedule remotely. The FiOS Quantum TV DVR allows subscribers to record up to 12 shows at once.
The update began rolling out in parts of the East Coast in November and was originally uncovered by tech blogger David Zatz. At the time, Verizon set a mid-December target to have the update deployed nationwide.
Verizon's approach isn't exactly unique in the pay-TV industry. Through its X1 platform, for instance, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) enables full-channel viewing on the Xfinity TV app within the home. And those with Comcast's cloud DVR can stream recorded shows both inside and outside the home.
"These new features allow our customers to take their home Fios TV experience with them and to enjoy it whenever and wherever they go," said Susan Retta, VP of consumer marketing at Verizon, in a statement.
- read this Verizon press release
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