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Verizon Fios TV One Review

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What Exactly Is Verizon Fios TV One?

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Verizon Fios TV One is a smart TV system that is driven by Fiber-Optic technology. It was created to optimize your at-home media viewing. This system is paired with a voice-activated remote control and a seamless integration with Netflix. In addition, the DVR that is included utilizes Wi-Fi meaning you can set up a TV viewing experience in any room without limitations.

Also Read: Our Verizon Fios Review For 2020 – Is Fios The Way To Go ?

The new ability to personalize and customize your Fios TV package gives users the ability to pick their top 5 channels. Along with this, Verizon will even recommend a channel lineup that will be optimized for your viewing habits. Verizon is essentially putting the customer in complete control of what they are paying for and what they are able to watch without locking them into an annual contract. Its also a possibility that Verizon could dump cable TV in favor of YouTube at some point in the near future as as streaming takes over old technology

Verizon Fios TV Features Are Included ?

Advanced Voice Remote

With this remote, you will be able to talk to your TV and ask it to do things without having to push a single button. You will be able to do things like browse channels, search for on-demand programs, and even control your DVR using nothing but your voice.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Because the system comes with a Wi-Fi connection, you will be able to seamlessly add TV’s anywhere in your home no matter what lack of wiring you might have present in your home. Any secondary Fios TV One set-top boxes you integrate into your home can be connected via Wi-Fi which will allow you to add TVs anywhere in your home without expensive and troublesome hard-wiring. Note Verizon Fios TV One is available for home packages only and is bot available for Fios Business packages

Netflix Integrationnetflix

The Fios TV One media guide is fully interactive and it is seamlessly integrated into the entire experience.

UHD TV

The Fios TV One comes with the ability to playback full 4K UHD videos which will allow you to take full advantage of your high-speed Fios Internet connection

Some Additional Features Included:

  • Full Netflix Integration
  • Voice Remote
  • Ultra UD (4K)
  • Wi-Fi
    Netflix is completely built into the Fios TV One media guide. This allows the customer to be able to switch between the native TV experience to their preferred streaming content on Netflix seamlessly. The included recommended watch lists and having easy access to favorites you might enjoy making it the perfect interface for Netflix lovers.

Voice Remote

The included voice remote is something that allows customers to effectively control their TV viewing experience using nothing but their voice. With simple commands that you are likely used to with Alexa and Google Home, you will be able to do things like rewind, fast forward, or even show specific content with basic commands. Because of the emphasis on voice control, the remote is simplified and it features much fewer buttons than you would find on traditional remotes.

The system is capable of being paired to Alexa for even better voice integration and to unlock even more voice command features including being able to open apps or even to adjust the volume of your television.

How Much Does Fios TV One Cost?

Verizon Fios offers users the ability to pair an Internet connection and a home phone for a low price. It’s latest changes to its TV packages and respective product lineup make it a service that is hard to beat. The Your Fios TV plan gives you a recommended channel lineup featuring more than 125 channels that are tailored to your preferences. The respective More Fios TV and The Most Fios TV plans might not offer personalization, but they offer standard channel lineups that might suit your viewing patterns. You can personalize your services with a TV, home Internet, and home phone line. For all the top Verizon Fios deals and bundles see our deals page for more .

Plan Cost Comparison Chart

Plan NameChannels IncludedPricing Per Month
Fios TV Test Drive425+$50/mo.
More Fios TV300+ $70/mo.
Fios TV Mundo210+$70/mo.

Does not include taxes and equipment charges

What Is The Fios TV One Upgrade Cost ?

Under the current pricing structure new customers can sign up for FiOS TV one and get a gigabit connection plus phone all for one price of $79.99 per month. This will also include Amazon prime and Amazon echo second generation at no extra cost. If you are an existing customer you can upgrade at no increased cost on your plan but you might find extra equipment fees and taxes. A small price to pay for this awesome service.

Additional Premium Channels and Add-Ons

Verizon Fios TV offers a value-packed premium channel deal for anyone interested. This includes the following:

  • Choose 1 premium channel for $15 per month
  • Choose 2 premium channels for $25 per month
  • Choose 3 premium channels for $30 per month
  • Choose All premium channels for $40 per month

The value you get with the all-included (5) channel package is absurd as you will only end up paying $8 per channel. Fios TV offers all (5) of these premium channels including:

  1. STARZ
  2. HBO
  3. SHOWTIME
  4. CINEMAX
  5. EPIX

Are There Any Additional Or Hidden Fees?

 

When you opt for Verizon Fios TV, you can expect to pay a lot of additional fees including:

  • Regional Sports Network Fee – $7.89
  • CableCARD – $4.99
  • Broadcast Fee – $4.49
  • Digital Adapter – $7.99
  • HD Set-Top Box – $12
  • Router Rental Fee – $10
  • DVR Service – $12
  • Multi-Room DVR – $15
  • DVR with Enhanced DVR Functionality – $22
  • DVR with Premium DVR – $32

As you can see, you can expect to pay a lot in tacked-on fees. Even if you only have 1 TV, you are likely to end up paying an extra $59.36 with Enhanced DVR functionality on top of your standard package rate.

Fios Availability

Where is Verizon Fios currently available ?

Verizon Fios is currently available in these states but will roll out further , this list is updated to Feb 2020

  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Washington, D.C
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island

Verizon Fios Equipment and Features

You only get 100 hours of HD recording at $22 per month. While you do get the ability to record up to (6) channels at once, you can get this feature for a much more affordable price with DISH Network’s Hopper 3 which offers 500 hours of recording and the ability to record up to 16 things at once. The Multi-Room DVR with the Fios TV One set-top box comes included with 4K playback, a voice remote, 50 to 200 HD hours of recording, and the ability to simultaneously stream anywhere from 2 to 12 things at once. Additional set-top boxes will offer you the ability to use your service anywhere in your home. See our guide on What Are The Best Verizon FiOS Routers for the best advice on equipment choice.

Mobile App

Fios offers a mobile app that is very good which will give you the ability to stream On-Demand titles on anything from Amazon devices to Apple devices and even Android devices. You will be able to view live TV directly through it and you can even download shows to watch without Internet access

What is FIOS TV One Mini?

What is FIOS TV One mini

Simply by adding a FiOS TV one mini unit to your router connection you will be able to vastly increase your Internet speeds as well as download speeds for streaming. This allows rapid download so you can watch off-line on any device at a later date

Is Verizon Fios TV One Worth It?

With the new personalization option, Fios becomes even better value for a lot of customers. While the DVR fees are certainly not the most competitively priced, the overall service is both fast and reliable. Fios offers all of the popular channels with no hidden fees and they don’t force you into a contract. If you have located in a city Verizon services, it is a great value. If not, check out our top TV service providers list to find something that works for you.

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