Verizon Communications has freshened up its FiOS Mobile App for iOS and Android devices this week, including a new curated “Dashboard” view designed to help users discover content by serving up a glance at what’s currently offered on live TV, what’s on next, as well as a mix of titles that are available on-demand.
Update: Content recommended by the Dashboard view is based on customer viewing habits. If a customer chooses to opt-out of that feature or doesn't have a viewing history, then those selections are made based on overall popularity from other FiOS customers.
The new release, put out on December 2 on both iOS and Android, also lets users set series options when they schedule series recordings from the app’s TV Listings view, and also fixed a bug that affected users who use an email address as their user ID.
Following the recent addition of 17 channels, Verizon’s authenticated app offers 166 live TV channels that are accessible in the home and 64 channels that are available when customers are on the go.
Verizon and other MVPDs could be spurred to expand the number of channels and pay-TV features offered through their apps as Sling Media prepares to unleash a consumer campaign that emphasizes the current limitations of TV Everywhere apps.