Verizon Fios TV Service Review 2020
Guess who’s starting the new year with a brand new look? Verizon Fios.
Fios has made some positive changes and now has one personalization feature that makes them stand out from the rest.
The new personalization process on the Your Fios TV package includes picking your top five channels, and Verizon recommends a channel lineup that’ll be perfect for you. We like the idea of being in control of what we watch, and without an annual contract.
The only real downside is that it’s only available in a few eastern states.
- No annual contracts
- Personalized channel lineup with Your Fios TV
- High channel count
- No hidden fees
- Fiber-optic network
- Limited availability
- DVR fees
How much does Verizon Fios cost?
Verizon Fios lets you add on an internet network and a home phone line for a low price.
Verizon’s latest changes to its TV packages and product lineup make this service hard to pass up. The Your Fios TV plan, for instance, gives you a recommended channel lineup of more than 125 channels tailored to your preferences.
More Fios TV and The Most Fios TV plans don’t offer personalization, but check out the channel lineups to see which one is best for you.
For a reasonable price, you can personalize your services with a TV plan, internet service, and home phone line.
|Fios TV Test Drive||$50/mo.*||425+||View Plan|
|Your Fios TV||$50/mo.*||125+||View Plan|
|YouTube TV||$64.99/mo.**||70+||View Plan|
|More Fios TV||$70/mo.**||300+||View Plan|
|Fios TV Mundo||$70/mo.**||210+||View Plan|
|The Most Fios TV||$90/mo.**||425+||View Plan|
|Fios TV Mundo Total||$90/mo.**||215+||View Plan|
Data effective 1/9/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* + taxes & equipment charges.
** + taxes
For new TV res. custs. $12/mo. STB and $15/mo. router charges apply. $99 setup & taxes & terms may apply. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios avail. in select areas.
|Internet 200/200||$39.99/mo.*||200 Mbps||View Plans|
|Internet 400/400||$59.99/mo.*||400 Mbps||View Plans|
|Fios Gigabit Connection||$79.99/mo.†||Up to 940 Mbps||View Plan|
If you want to find out more information about Fios’s internet speeds and which internet plan is the best for you, check out our Verizon Fios internet review.
Does Verizon Fios have an annual contract?
Nope. Nada. No annual contract here.
Does Verizon Fios have hidden fees?
Again, none. Fees landed on the Fios TV con list last year, but they’ve gotten rid of them. Yay, Fios! Way to be.
Which channels does Your Fios TV have?
Pick your top five channels, and Verizon will do the rest and recommend a channel lineup.
Your Fios TV comes with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo, and Univision. Then you get to choose your top five favorite channels, and Fios will recommend a customized channel lineup based on your choices.
Your Fios TV channels you can choose from include the following:
- Animal Planet
- Cartoon Network
- CBS Sports Network
- Comedy Central
- Discovery Channel
- DIY Network
- Food Network
- Fox News
- Hallmark Channel
- National Geographic Channel
- Nat Geo Wild
- NFL Network
- USA Network
Premium channels and add-ons
Verizon Fios TV has a pretty awesome premium channel deal. And the simple and easy deals of its premium channels include the following:
- One premium channel for $15/mo.
- Two premium channels for $25/mo.
- Three premium channels for $30/mo.
- All five premium channels for $40/mo.
Might as well get the $40 deal, since you’ll only be paying $8 per channel. (Woah.) Fios TV offers five premium channels too:
Which sports channels does Verizon Fios have?
And now for the best part: the sports channels. We don’t know about you, but the number of sports channels is a huge factor for us when it comes to picking a TV service. And this fiber TV service is on top of it.
Fios caters to fans of football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf, you name it. Also, you’ll get your channels like ESPN and FS1 for some good sports talk.
Verizon Fios has the following sports channels:
- ESPN U
- Big Ten Network
- SEC Network
- CBS Sports Network
- NFL Network
- NBA TV
- MLB Network
- NHL Network
- Tennis Channel
- Golf Channel
Where is Verizon Fios available?
This fiber-optic network is only available in nine states . . . So if you don’t live on the East Coast, we hope you didn’t get too attached while reading this article.
If you live in one of these states, check if Fios is offered in your city:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
Which devices is Verizon Fios compatible with?
The minute you sign up for Fios TV, you can instantly stream from the Fios mobile app on your device. So watch the new episode of Criminal Minds while you’re waiting in a long line. Possibly the line to return the not-so-cute sweater your grandmother bought you for Christmas. (Sorry, Grandma.)
Verizon Fios’s streaming app is compatible with the following devices:
- iOS devices running iOS 9 or higher
- Android devices running Android 4.4 or higher
- Amazon Kindle and Fire devices running Android 4.4 and higher
How much is Verizon Fios’s DVR?
DVR may or may not be included, depending on the plan you choose.
The Multi-Room DVR with the Fios TV One set-top box comes with 4K capability, a voice remote, 50–200 HD recording hours, and 2–12 simultaneous streams. Additional set-top boxes make it possible for you to watch TV anywhere in the house.
Depending on your plan, a set-top box and/or DVR could be included.
|Your Fios TV||Set-top box and DVR not included|
|More Fios TV||1st set-top box included, no DVR|
|The Most Fios TV||1st set-top box and Basic DVR included|
The Most Fios TV plan automatically comes with a 500 GB DVR that can record up to 50 HD hours. That’s enough space to record 25 episodes of America’s Got Talent and about 12 movies.
If you want more DVR hours for the whole family to record, there are two more options.
|DVR||Price||DVR hours||Simultaneous recordings|
|DVR (standard)||$12/mo.||50 HD hrs.||2|
|MRDVR Enhanced||$20/mo.||100 HD hrs.||6|
|MRDVR Premium||$30/mo.||200 HD hrs.||12|
Date effective 1/9/2020.
If the set-top box isn’t included in your plan, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee of $12. And an additional $12–$30 per month for the DVR. (A grand total of $24–$42. Yikes.)
Recap: Is Verizon Fios worth it?
This service has one-of-a-kind personalization potential, but will it pan out?
The only question we have for Fios is do we really get all the channels we want by choosing our top five picks? We’ll make sure to update this review after testing it out. But this new personalization option sounds promising.
The DVR fees might be the priciest in the industry, but this fiber TV service is speedy and reliable. Fios also has lots of popular channels, no hidden fees, and doesn’t make you sign an annual contract.
So hopefully you live in one of the cities where this service is offered, or else check out our top TV service providers list for another great option.
Check out which TV providers are available in your area.
What do you think?
Do you have Verizon Fios? What’s your experience with it been? Or do you like a different provider better? Drop us a comment below!