While researching the best TV providers, I stumbled across Fios TV. So I grouped information from around the internet related to Verizon’s plan.
To help you determine whether this plan’s worth getting, I’ll cover:
- Advantages and disadvantages
- What it is
- Who should get it
- Where it’s available
- Versus other Verizon TV plans
- How it compares to competing plans
More Fios TV Pros and Cons
More Fios TV pros and cons include:
- Fiber TV connection, which means more reliability
- No contracts
- Many SD and HD channels
- More value versus competitors
- No more free single-room DVR
What Is More Fios TV?
Verizon More Fios TV is a fiber optic TV package that comes with over 300 channels.
It used to include free basic DVR service, but Verizon removed this perk in the middle writing this review.
But you can still get a 2 month’s free trial of Verizon’s unlimited streaming on the Verizon TV app. You’ll also get a $50 Verizon gift card and a free set-top box rental.
What happens after the 2 months of unlimited streaming? You can only watch a combined maximum of 5 simultaneous DVR and TV streams .
According to a vague customer service person, there’s no way to have permanent unlimited Fios TV streaming unless you have The Most Fios plan.
Who Is More Fios TV Best For?
More Fios is a good plan for anyone who wants more channels you could imagine without having to bound yourself to a contract. It also works great for travelers and homes with 4–5 people.
Because of the My Fios streaming. But again, after 2 months, you’re limited.
I say 4 people in case you have someone over who wants to watch Verizon channels on their device. That would bring the total up to 5 devices at the same time.
But if your home uses an Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV, you can only do 2 streams at once.
I don’t recommend this plan to homes that primarily use either product. Unless you don’t mind paying for the extra set-top boxes.
More Fios TV Pricing
More Fios television from Verizon costs $90 per month. This cost doesn’t include sales tax and other fees.
It does include the Auto Pay and paperless billing discount. Without enabling these features, you’ll need to pay $100 monthly.
Here are additional fine print prices you’ll want to consider:
|Fios TV Setup (Activating Existing Outlets)||$99|
|Fios TV Setup (Activating New Outlets)||$160|
|Video Franchise Fee||Varies|
More Fios TV Channels
The More Fios Channel lineup includes:
|AccuWeather NY NJ||119|
|Alerta TV Network||463|
|American Heroes Channel||125|
|Animal Planet||1565 or 130|
|Big Ten Network||85|
|Cartoon Network||257 or 1726|
|CNN||100 or 1541|
|CMT||221 or 1665|
|Comedy Central||190 or 1644|
|C-SPAN||1546 or 109|
|Discovery Channel||1562 or 120|
|Disney Channel||250 or 1729|
|E! Entertainment||196 or 1640|
|Food Network||1621 or 164|
|Fox News||1543 or 118|
|Fox Business||117 or 1547|
|Fox Deportes||1521 or 311|
|Freeform||1700 or 199|
|FX||1504 or 53|
|FX Movie Channel||232|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries||239|
|HD Net Movies||746|
|HGTV||165 or 1622|
|HITn||279 or 1648|
|HLN||1542 or 101|
|HSN||1601 or 151|
|Jewelry Television||1602 or 152|
|Lifetime||140 or 1580|
|LMN||1581 or 141|
|MSG||1528 or 78|
|MSG Plus 2||81|
|MSNBC||1545 or 103|
|MTV 2||211 or 1661|
|Nat Geo Mundo||1564|
|National Geographic Wild||132|
|New Tang Dynasty TV||478|
|NHK World TV||482|
|Nickelodeon||1728 or 754|
|OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network||145 or 1625|
|Paramount Network||1505 or 54|
|QVC||150 or 1600|
|SEC Network National||75|
|SEC Network National Overflow||575|
|Sino TV Network||281|
|SYFY||180 or 1645|
|TBS||1502 or 52|
|The Catholic Faith Network||296|
|The SonLife Broadcasting Network||297|
|Three Angels Broadcasting||291|
|TLC||1566 or 139|
|TNT||51 or 1501|
|Travel Channel||1623 or 170|
|TV Land||1707 or 241|
|USA Network||1500 or 50|
|WABC This TV||468|
|WASA Estrella TV||8|
|WJLP Court TV Mystery||486|
|WJLP Grit TV||485|
|WLIW ALL ARTS||497|
|WMBC New Tang Dynasty TV||478|
|WNBC Cozi TV||460|
|WNET PBS Kids||472|
|WNYE NYC TV||25|
|WPIX Alive Antenna TV||465|
|WPIX Court TV||490|
|WPIX TBD TV||480|
|WPXN ION Plus||492|
|WPXN ION TV||31|
|WWOR Heroes & Icons||488|
|WWOR My Network TV||9|
|WXTV Bounce TV||476|
I didn’t include HD, music, and local government channels in this list. These may vary based on the address you type on Verizon’s website.
More Fios TV Add-ons
Here are add-ons you can get for More Fios TV:
|Set-top Box Rental Fee||$12/mo. (first box is free)|
|Set-top Box||$6/mo. per box (3–5 boxes)|
|Multi-room DVR Service (Enhanced)||$20/mo.|
|Multi-room DVR Service (Premium)||$30/mo.|
Verizon TV add-ons.
These sections will provide brief details on each add-on.
Here are sports package channels you can get:
|Pass Name||* Price||Season|
|NHL Center Ice||$49.99||Half season|
|NBA League Pass||$28.99||Half season|
|MBA Extra Innings||$139.99||Regular season|
|MLB Premium||$139.99||Regular season|
|MLS Direct Kick||NA||NA|
|Fox Soccer Plus||$14.99/mo.||NA|
Verizon Fios television sports packages.
These are all one-time fees. Except for Fox Soccer Plus. And these prices and plans can change at any time.
Check out Verizon’s sports offerings frequently to see what sports plans they offer.
Premium Channel Packages
Verizon charges $15 monthly for any 1 out of 5 of their premium channels. These channels include EPIX, SHOWTIME, STARZ, CINEMAX, and HBO.
For each additional channel you get, you’ll technically save $5. For instance, get 2 channels for $25. Or 5 channels for $40.
However, most providers still offer individual premium channels cheaper. Thus, Fios isn’t the best provider in this field.
Verizon DVR and Fios One
Here’s a breakdown of Verizon’s DVR services and their differences:
|DVR Service||Price||HD DVR Storage||SD DVR Storage|
|Standard DVR||$12/mo.||50 hrs||250 hrs|
|Enhanced DVR||$20/mo.||100 hrs||500 hrs|
|Premium DVR||$30/mo.||200 hrs||1,000 hrs|
And you’ll get either a regular DVR or the TV One.
When getting the TV One, you’ll get the server and the One Mini. The One Mini makes it so you can watch recordings in multiple rooms.
It also gives you a means to watch 4K content on Netflix, YouTube, or On Demand. So these are like TV streaming boxes.
Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll pay for channel bundles in different languages:
|Language/Region||Price||Number of Channels|
That’s a handful of plans you can get. You can also get a lot more .
You can get significantly better pricing (and value) if you want channels from different Spanish-speaking regions. You’ll pay $10 monthly for the first package. Then $5 a month per additional package you add.
For instance, you have a Mexico, Spain, and Ecuador package and pay $20 a month.
Where Is More Fios TV Available?
You can get More Fios TV and other Fios services in these cities and states:
- New York
- New York City
- Staten Island
- Washington DC
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
Verizon’s Fios TV services are in the same areas as Fios internet. That means primarily folks in cities can use this service. Sorry to all of you living in the sticks.
I’m not trying to get anyone’s hopes up, but Verizon may eventually offer these services in your area.
Since fiber’s a growing technology.
And that means they can change their availability at a moment’s notice. Go on their website and click ‘Check availability.’ From there, enter your address.
To find the most accurate information.
How Does More Fios TV Compare To Other Plans?
Here’s how Verizon More Fios TV does when compared against other Verizon television plans:
|Tier||* Price||Number of Channels||Price Per Channel|
|More Fios TV||$90/mo.||300+||$0.30|
|Fios TV Test Drive||$70/mo.||425+||NA|
|Your Fios TV||$70/mo.||125+||$0.56|
|The Most Fios TV||$110/mo.||425+||$0.25|
|Mundo Total TV||$110/mo.||225+||$0.48|
* These prices already include Verizon’s automatic payments discount. They don’t include sales tax.
If you want unlimited DVR storage and the means to record multiple series simultaneously, You’ll want to go with YouTube TV. But you won’t have access to nearly the number of channels included in other plans.
Mundo and its Total counterpart cost a pretty penny, but give you a good number of Spanish channels. Without having to get the Spanish region packages.
Your Fios TV is okay. It’s the most affordable plan and gives more channels than other TV providers.
The Most Fios TV and Fios Test Drive plans give you the most channels and the best price per channel. You don’t get the included multi-room DVR (a huge bummer), but they still work great for offering the most channels possible.
Possibly more than you’d ever watch.
In that case, More Fios TV offers a happy medium. It doesn’t cost too much and gives you many channels.
More Fios TV vs. Competing Plans
Compare More Fios TV to similar plans competitors offer:
|Tier||* Price||Number of Channels||Price Per Channel|
|More Fios TV||$90/mo.||300+||$0.30|
|Xfinity Digital Preferred/Ultimate TV||$59.99–$78.50/mo.||185+||$0.32–$0.42|
|Dish 290+ Channels||$104.99/mo.||290+||$0.36|
* Plan pricing doesn’t include taxes. But they may have automatic and paperless payment discounts.
Even in The Most Fios review I wrote, I had difficulty finding competitors that offered a similar number of channels. In this post, Dish was the closest I could find.
If you had to choose between Xfinity and Fios, choose the latter. While Xfinity’s pricing appears lower, wait until your contract passes. In some areas, after a year, you’ll see the $50 price increase to nearly $80.
Plus, there are contracts. Verizon doesn’t have those.
If you’re in an area without Verizon, that’s one of your few choices.
Or you could pick Dish. That offers the second-highest number of channels and charges more per channel than Verizon. But you’ll want to live in an area not surrounded by trees.
And somewhere without a lot of rain. Because rain and satellite TV dishes don’t mix well.
I speak from experience.
If you’re in an area with Verizon Fios, go with them. Otherwise, consider Xfinity Comcast cable TV.
Can’t stand Comcast? You’ll need to cut the number of channels you can access and switch to an online-based service like YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV.
But those plans require a minimum 8 Mbps download speed for streaming (per device) .
You’ll need an internet provider that’s not Xfinity or Verizon Fios. Fortunately, Verizon also offers 5G and 4G LTE Home Internet services.
FAQ: More Fios TV
Keep reading to find commonly asked questions regarding the More Fios TV plan.
Does Verizon Fios TV Have Contracts?
All Verizon Fios internet, TV, and home phone plans don’t have contracts.
The Verizon More Fios TV plan offers more value than its competitors. No contracts, lower pricing, and less downtime because of weather interference.
It costs a bit much per month, but so long as you watch all the channels they offer, and live in Fios-supported areas, this plan will work great for your home.
Don’t like More Fios TV? Explore other options by checking out Verizon’s other TV plans.