Verizon Fios TV Service Review 2021
Verizon Fios is a fiber-optic TV service that is speedy and reliable. It also gives you a personalization feature, making it 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
- 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 gives you a high channel count so everyone in the family has something to watch. The Your Fios TV plan, for instance, gives you a recommended channel lineup of more than 125 channels, and it’s 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|
|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 12/2/2020. 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?
Verizon Fios doesn’t have any broadcast or sports fees like most satellite and cable TV services do. But it does have a set-top box, DVR, router (although we recommend getting your own), and installation fee.
So, if you want the Your Fios TV plan and you want the whole shebang along with multi-room DVR service … you’ll have to pay a one-time $100 setup fee and budget for $47 worth of fees per month. But honestly, it’s hard to get away from fees like this when it comes to a satellite or cable TV company. These fees are normal.
|HD Set-top box||$12.00/mo.|
|DVR (50-hour HD storage)||$12.00/mo.|
|Multi-room Enhanced DVR (100-hour HD storage)||$20.00/mo.|
Data effective 12/2/2020.
The first set-top box is included in the More Fios TV and The Most Fios TV plans, but not the Your Fios TV plan ($50/month).
The 50-hour DVR storage is included in The Most Fios TV plan, but if you want more hours because you’d like to save lots of TV shows and movies to watch whenever at your demand, you’ll have to pay that extra monthly fee.
Also, the multi-room enhanced DVR service lets you save 100 HD hours or 500 SD hours for up to five TVs. You can also record up to six TV shows or movies at once.
You’ll save money if you get three set-top boxes, which will be $24–$30 per month (depending on the plan you choose). Or get four for the family and pay $30–$36 per month. Each set-top box is 4K compatible and comes with a voice remote, so you can easily say “turn on NFL Network”.
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, CW, FOX, MyNet, NBC, 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
How much are Verizon Fios’ 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, ESPN2
- ESPN U
- FS1, FS2
- Big Ten Network
- SEC Network
- CBS Sports Network
- NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
- 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 your birthday. (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
Verizon Fios TV DVR and set-top box come with 4K capability, a voice remote, 50–100 HD recording hours, and 2–6 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 100 HD or 500 SD hours. That’s enough space to record 25 episodes of America’s Got Talent and over 20 movies.
If you want more DVR hours for the whole family to record on up to five TVs in your home, there is a multi-room option.
|DVR||Price||DVR hours||Simultaneous recordings|
|DVR (standard)||$12/mo.||50 HD hrs.||2|
|MRDVR Enhanced||$20/mo.||100 HD or 500 SD hrs.||6|
Date effective 12/2/2020.
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–$20 per month for the DVR. (A grand total of $24–$32. Yikes.)
And keep your budget in mind if you need more than one set-top box for the fam. You can get three set-top boxes for $24–$30 per month (depending on the plan you choose), or four for $30–$36 per month.
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?
The DVR fees might be one of the priciest in the industry (similar to Xfinity), 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.
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!