The Most Fios TV Review 2022: Should You Get It?

The Most Fios TV plan from Verizon provides 425+ channels for $110 a month. $0.25 per channel. This plan works best for homes with over 5 rooms or devices simultaneously watching TV.

As a network enthusiast, my journey exploring Verizon’s services has led me down the Verizon TV rabbit hole. Thus, I compiled information from various sources into this easy-to-read review.

I’ll cover these factors to help you figure out whether you should get The Most Fios:

Dive in and determine this plan’s worthiness.

The Most Fios TV Pros and Cons

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of The Most Fios TV plan:

Pros:

  • You can use Fios Test Drive TV to pay less and try the over 400 channels
  • Fiber optic television (no cable/fiber hybrid nonsense)
  • Unlimited simultaneous device streaming with the Fios TV app
  • No contract required
  • No increase in price after a set number of years
  • Best value compared to other television service plans

Cons:

  • Only available in a handful of cities and states
  • A bit pricey
  • No price guarantee: meaning they could change the price at a moment’s notice
  • They got rid of the free multi-room DVR service

What Is The Most Fios TV?

The Most Fios is a Verizon TV plan that offers more than 425 channels and features like:

  • $200 Verizon gift card
  • Streaming on unlimited devices with the Fios TV app

Despite me mentioning “unlimited,” you do have limits with the Fios TV app. You can only watch 2 simultaneous streams using Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV devices.

Earlier in August—and in the middle of writing this guide—it appears that Verizon removed the free multi-room DVR service.

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You’re going to have to pay extra monthly for DVR features. Originally, I was going to praise this plan for including the service.

Who Is The Most Fios TV Best For?

The Most Fios works best for anyone who wants an enormous selection of channels. And to watch and record content in at least 5 rooms. It also works great for households with travelers who want to watch TV away from home.

You can also use any smart device to replace Fios cable boxes. Because of the Fios TV app.

That means you could have 10 people in your home simultaneously streaming Fios channels.

You can’t bypass the limits when using certain Apple or Amazon devices. For instance, you can only stream on two Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV devices at once.




The Most Fios TV Pricing

The Most Fios costs $110 a month (without taxes and other fees) and includes a free set-top box.

That’s if you add the Auto Pay discount. Otherwise, expect to pay $125 monthly.

Wait. That’s only surface level pricing. Here are other “hidden” costs you’ll want to consider:

Fee TypeAmount
Digital Adapter$10/mo.
CableCARD$10/mo.
Fios TV Setup (Activating Existing Outlets)$99
Fios TV Setup (Activating New Outlets)$160
Video Franchise FeeVaries
Verizon Router$15/mo.

Other fees for The Most Fios TV.

You can waive the $99 by ordering your plan online. And you can set up your own router with Verizon to avoid the router rental fee.

But you can’t escape from the video franchise fee. This fee’s unnecessary. And just a means for TV companies to squeeze a bit of extra money out of us.

You also can’t get out of paying for a Cable CARD or a Digital Adapter.

The former enables you to watch the networks. Meanwhile, the latter makes it so you can watch TV digitally.

Verizon may also charge you a security deposit. This cost will depend on your credit history.

There’s no prepaid Fios TV plan, so you can’t get out of this credit check.

Fios TV Test Drive

Fios Test Drive offers the same channels The Most Fios does for 60 days and only costs $70 monthly. It’s best for anyone who wants to try The Most Fios TV plan while paying 44% less for a couple of months.

Once the 60 days expire, Verizon will require you to choose a different Fios TV plan.

Otherwise, you’ll have to cancel Fios TV.

You get a free Fios TV box and a 2-month trial of streaming from unlimited devices on the Fios TV mobile app.

But you don’t get the Verizon gift card.

If you want to test the multi-room DVR without spending much, pay a month of The Most Fios and see whether you like it.

The Most Fios TV Channels List

Channels you’ll get with The Most Fios includes:

ChannelChannel Number
A&E1641
ACC71
AccuWeather NY NJ119
Alerta TV Network463
AMC231
American Heroes Channel125
Animal Planet1565 or 130
aspire TV272
AXS TV215
BBC America189
BBC World News107
BET270
BET Gospel225
BET HER220
BET Jams213
BET Soul219
Big Ten Network85
Boomerang1725 or 258
Bravo185
CNBC102
CNBC World106
Cartoon Network257 or 1726
CNN100 or 1541
CNN International105
CBS Sports Network94
CGTN277
Cinémoi236
CMT221 or 1665
Comedy Central190 or 1644
Cooking Channel163
Crime Investigation Network182
C-SPAN1546 or 109
C-SPAN2110
C-SPAN3111
Destination America168
Discovery Channel1562 or 120
Discovery Family259
Discovery Life161
Disney Channel250 or 1729
Disney Junior260
Disney XD251 or 1722
E! Entertainment196 or 1640
ESPN70
ESPN Deportes1520
ESPNU73
ESPN274
ESPNews72
EWTN285
FETV245
Flix390
Flix West391
Food Network1621 or 164
Fox News1543 or 118
Fox Business117 or 1547
Fox Deportes1521 or 311
Fox Sports 183
Fox Sports 284
Freeform1700 or 199
Fusion108 or 1552
FX1504 or 53
FX Movie Channel232
fyi129
Galavisión274 or 1503
Game Show184
Golf Channel93
Hallmark Channel240
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries239
HD Net Movies746
HGTV165 or 1622
History128
HITn279 or 1648
HLN1542 or 101
HSN1601 or 151
HOA11970
IFC234
Impact Network287
IndiePlex348
INSP286
Investigation Discovery123
Jewelry Television1602 or 152
Justice Central.TV186
Leased Access499
Lifetime140 or 1580
Lifetime Real Women142
Liquidation Channel159
LMN1581 or 141
Logo187
Longhorn Network320
Magnolia Network167
Mega TV466
Military History126
MLB Network1530 or 86
MSG1528 or 78
MSG 279
MSG Plus80
MSG Plus 281
MSNBC1545 or 103
MTV210
MTV Classic218
MTV 2211 or 1661
mtvU212
Nat Geo Mundo1564
National Geographic121
National Geographic Wild132
NBA TV89
NBC Universo1643 or 275
NESN National97
NET TV48
New Tang Dynasty TV478
Newsmax TV115
NewsNation615
NFL Network88
NFL Red Zone335
NHK World TV482
NHL Network87
Nick 2253
Nick Jr.256
Nick Toons254
Nickelodeon1728 or 754
NJPBS23
Olympic Channel91
Ovation188
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network145 or 1625
Oxygen144
Paramount Network1505 or 54
POP194
QVC150 or 1600
RetroPlex349
Science122
SEC Network National75
SEC Network National Overflow575
Sino TV Network281
ShopHQ157
Smithsonian Channel134
SundanceTV235
SYFY180 or 1645
TBS1502 or 52
TeenNick255
Tennis Channel92
The Catholic Faith Network296
The Cowboy Channel246
The Movie Channel385
The SonLife Broadcasting Network297
The Word292
Three Angels Broadcasting291
TLC1566 or 139
TNT51 or 1501
Tr3s273 or 1660
Travel Channel1623 or 170
truTV183
TUDN1524
Turner Classic Movies230
TV Land1707 or 241
TV One271
TVG2316
Universal Kids263
UP238
USA Network1500 or 50
VH1217
WABC ABC7
WABC This TV468
WASA Estrella TV8
WCBS CBS2
WCBS Dabl484
WCBS StartTV483
WE tv149
WFUT getTV495
WFUT UniMAs17
WJLP Court TV Mystery486
WJLP Grit TV485
WJLP MeTV3
WLIW ALL ARTS497
WLIW Create471
WLIW PBS21
WLIW World473
WLNY10
WMBC New Tang Dynasty TV478
WMBC TV18
WNBC Cozi TV460
WNBC LX461
WNBC NBC4
WNET PBS13
WNET PBS Kids472
WNJU Telemundo12
WNJU TeleXitos464
WNYE NYC TV25
WNYW FOX5
WNYW Movies!493
WOW158
WPIX Alive Antenna TV465
WPIX Court TV490
WPIX CW11
WPIX TBD TV480
WPXN ION Plus492
WPXN ION TV31
WPXN qubo491
WRNN TV6
WVVH TV14
WWOR Buzzr487
WWOR Heroes & Icons488
WWOR My Network TV9
WXTV Bounce TV476
WXTV Univision41
WZME MeTV+19

The Most Fios standard definition channel lineup.

To potentially avoid wasting your time, I didn’t include the following channels:

  • 20+ music channels
  • Premium channels: you must buy these separately
  • Local channels: for example, city government channels
  • Sports channels: these may require separate packages
  • HD and 4K channels: I’ll cover these in the following sections

To see the most accurate channel lineup, visit Verizon.com/info/channel-lineup. Once there, enter your ZIP code.

The Most Fios TV HD Channels

Here are the Verizon Fios high definition (HD) channels you’ll get with this plan:

Channel NameChannel Number
A Wealth of Entertainment HD669
A&E HD681
ACC Network HD571
AccuWeather NY NJ HD619
AMC HD731
American Heroes Channel HD625
Animal Planet HD630
Antena 3 HD1515
Aspire HD772
AXS tv HD569
BabyFirst HD1719 or 765
BBC America HD689
BBC World News HD609
beIN Sports en Español HD1538
beIN Sports HD596
BET HD770
BET Her HD720
Big Ten 1 HD830
Big Ten 2 HD831
Big Ten 3 HD833
Big Ten Network HD585
Black News Channel HD612
Bloomberg TV HD605
Bravo HD685685
Cars.TV HD599
Cartoon Network HD757
CBS Sports Network HD594
Charge! HD458
Cheddar Business HD614
Cheddar News HD614
Cleo TV HD773
CMT HD721
CNBC HD+602
CNN HD600
Comedy Central HD690
Comedy.TV HD695
Comet TV HD459
Crime & Investigation Network HD679
Daystar HD793
Destination America HD668
Discovery Channel HD620
Discovery Family Channel HD789
Discovery Life HD624
Disney Channel HD780
Disney XD HD781
E! Entertainment Network HD696
Enrich HD659
Food Network HD664
Fox Business Network HD617
Fox Deportes HD1534
Fox News HD618
Freeform HD699
FXM HD732
FXX HD691
G4 HD804
Game Show network HD684
Gem Shopping Network HD658
Golf Channel HD593
Hallmark Channel HD740
Hallmark Drama HD737
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries HD739
History HD628
HSN HD651
HSN2 HD654
i24NEWS HD610
IFC HD734
Impact Network HD787
IndiePlex HD848
INSP HD786
INTI HD1710
Investigation Discovery HD623
Jewelry Television HD652
Jewish Broadcasting Service HD798
Living Faith HD794
LMN HD641
Logo HD687
Magnolia Network HD667
MAV TV HD810
Mexicanal HD1514
MSNBC HD603
MTV HD710
MTV Live HD715
MyDestination.TV HD674
National Geographic HD621
National Geographic Wild HD632
NBC Universo HD775
Newsmax TV HD615
Nick Jr. HD756
Nickelodeon HD752
NJPBS HD523
One America News Network HD616
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network HD645
Oxygen HD644
Paramount Network HD554
PLT TV HD795
Pursuit Channel HD818
QVC HD650
QVC 2 HD653
QVC 3 HD656
Recipe.TV HD676
REELZ HD692
REVOLT HD726
Ride TV HD635
Science HD622
SEC Network National HD575
SHO x BET HD868
Smithsonian Channel HD634
Sundance TV HD735
Syfy HD680
TBC HD552
The SonLife Broadcasting Network HD797
The Weather Channel HD611
TLC HD639
TNT HD551
Travel Channel HD670
TUDN HD1539
TV Land HD741
TV One HD771
Universal Kids HD763
UP HD738
VH1 HD717
VICE HD697
WABC ABC HD507
WASA Estrella TV HD508
WCBS CBS HD502
WE tv HD649
WJLP MeTV HD503
WLIW ALL ARTS HD498
WLNY HD510
WMBC TV HD518
WNET PBS HD513
WNJU Telemundo HD512
WNYE FOX HD505
WNYE NYCTV HD525
WPIX CW HD511
WPXN ION TV HD531
WRNN TV HD506
WWOR My Network TV HD509
Yahoo! Finance HD604
Z Living HD662

Verizon Fios HD channel lineup.

And Verizon 4K ultra high definition (UHD) resolution channels you can find include:

ChannelChannel Number
Fios 4K1498
Fios 4K 11492
Fios 4K 21499
Fios 4K 31493
Fios 4K 41494
Fios 4K 61496
Fios 4K 71497

Verizon Fios 4K channel lineup.

The channel lineup tool that I used for a New York area code didn’t include ‘Fios 4K 5.’ So not all regions may include this plan.

These channels include various series and sports events.

The Most Fios TV Add-ons

Here’s a list of additional purchases you can make for your Verizon TV plan:

Add-onFee
Set-top Box Rental Fee$12/mo. (first box is free)
Set-top Box$6/mo. per box (3–5 boxes)
Premium Channels$15–$40/mo.
DVR Service$12/mo.
Multi-room DVR Service (Enhanced)$20/mo.
Multi-room DVR Service (Premium)$30/mo.
Sports Packages$28.99–$139.99
International Packages$11.99–$35/mo.

The Most Fios television package add-ons.

The following sections will dive deeper into each add-on.

Sports Packages

You can get these sports packages with Verizon TV:

Pass Name* PriceSeason
Fox Soccer Plus$14.99/mo.NA
MBA Extra Innings$139.99Regular season
MLB Premium$139.99Regular season
NHL Center Ice$49.99Half season
NBA League Pass$28.99Half season
MLS Direct KickNANA

The Most Fios TV sports packages.

These lineups frequently change.

Check Verizon’s sports offerings a lot to ensure they still have the package you want.

International Channels

You’ll pay $10–$35 per month for channels in different languages. These prices will vary.

Here’s an example. You can pay $10 per month for the first channel from a different Spanish-speaking region you get. Then $5 a month per additional channel you add.

So you could pay $15 for the Dominican Republic and Colombia packages.

These packages offer 49–53 channels.

But channels in other languages offer (at max.) 6 channels for a way higher fee. Verizon lists these channels on its website.

Verizon DVR

You can pay an additional $30 monthly for the premium multi-room DVR service. And $20 monthly for the enhanced DVR service. Or $12 monthly for the single-room DVR.

That means you can record a show in one room and watch it in another.

Here are the differences between premium and enhanced:

  • Enhanced: 100 hours of high definition (HD) DVR storage; or 500 hours of SD storage
  • Premium: 200 hours of HD DVR storage

When getting this service, you’ll get the Verizon Fios TV One and TV One Mini. The TV One is a DVR storage device (up to 200 hours) [1]. And you can use the One Mini to watch recorded On Demand or TV series in various rooms.

You can also use it to watch 4K. But only with Netflix, some YouTube content, and particular On Demand titles.

You can also think of it as a streaming TV box.

Premium Channels

Verizon charges the following rates for their premium channels:

  • 1: $15 monthly
  • 2: $25 monthly
  • 3: $30 monthly
  • 5: $40 monthly

You can mix-and-match any of their premium channels when going with this pricing. And these channels include STARZ, CINEMAX, HBO, SHOWTIME, and EPIX.

Where Is The Most Fios TV Available?

You can only find The Most Fios TV and Fios Test Drive TV plans in these cities and states:

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore
  • Massachusetts
    • Boston
  • New Jersey
  • New York
    • New York City
    • Buffalo
    • Albany
    • Staten Island
    • Syracuse
    • Plattsburgh
  • Pennsylvania
    • Pittsburgh
    • Philadelphia
    • Harrisburg
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence
  • Virginia
    • Richmond
    • Norfolk
  • Washington DC

The biggest downside for Verizon’s television services in general stems from its lack of availability. However, don’t take what I’ve written as gospel.

As Verizon can update their availability whenever.

Check whether Fios internet and TV is available in your area by visiting their website and click the button that says ‘check availability.’

You’ll then have to enter your address.

Verizon TV availability

How Does The Most Fios TV Compare To Other Plans?

Here’s how The Most Fios television plan compares to other Verizon TV plans:

Tier* PriceNumber of ChannelsPrice Per Channel
The Most Fios TV$110/mo.425+$0.25
Fios TV Test Drive$70/mo.425+NA
Your Fios TV$70/mo.125+$0.56
More Fios TV$90/mo.300+$0.30
YouTube TV$64.99/mo.85+$0.74
Mundo Total TV$110/mo.225+$0.48
Mundo TV$90/mo.210+$0.42

Compared Verizon TV plans.

* These prices don’t compensate for state and local taxes. They do already include the Verizon Auto Pay and paperless billing discount.

The Most Fios TV offers the most value per channel. Though, you’ll pay the most money monthly.

I could tell you, “Choose ‘X’ plan,” but I don’t know you. But you’ll need to determine your household’s entertainment needs to choose the best plan. 

If you have the extra money, test The Most Fios plan for a month. See whether everyone in your home fully uses its features.

And if everyone doesn’t get the most value from this plan, downgrade your TV plan. You can do so through your My Verizon online account or Fios mobile app.

Fios Mundo Total will give you the most Spanish channels. But it doesn’t have as many other channels as The Most Fios.

YouTube TV works great for having a low-cost plan, unlimited DVR storage, basic channels, and no cable boxes [2].

But again, “basic channels.”

And by “basic” channels, I refer to popular channels like Fox, CNN, ABC, etc.

Your and More Fios have a decent number of channels compared to other providers. But you’ll want to view each plan’s channel lineup to see whether they have what you’d like to watch.

The Most Fios TV vs. Competing Plans

This is how The Most Fios TV does when compared to similar plans other providers offer:

Tier* PriceNumber of ChannelsPrice Per Channel
The Most Fios$110/mo.425+$0.25
DIRECTV Premiere$139.99/mo.340+$0.41
Dish 290+ Channels$104.99/mo.290+$0.36
Xfinity Digital Preferred/Ultimate TV$59.99–$78.50/mo.185+$0.32–$0.42

Television plans compared.

* These already compensate for paperless billing and automatic payments discounts. They don’t consider sales taxes or fees after contracts end.

DirecTV only offers the $139.99 pricing for the first year. Once that time passes, you’ll need to pay $209 monthly. Nearly double The Most Fios’ price for fewer channels.

And it’s satellite TV.

It’s less reliable than fiber television. Because of its weakness to any bad weather, trees, and anything else that could block it [3].

Both plans won’t do well in rural areas. You’ll mostly find fiber connections in cities. And trees are satellite dishes’ kryptonite.

Dish has the same weaknesses. But you pay less. 

What else can you do? Xfinity Preferred/Ultimate.

They have more availability in rural areas. And have more resilience to weather.

And if you refuse to go with Xfinity Comcast, you’ll have to settle for a “streaming” live television service. Like Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.

The TV industry doesn’t set the highest standards. Due to offering absurd pricing for somewhat unreliable television services.

It doesn’t take too much to beat competing plans’ offers. If you’re in an area that supports Verizon Fios, jump on that plan. It offers significantly better value regarding signal stability and channel amounts.

FAQ: The Most Fios TV

Read these frequently asked questions about the most Fios television plan to help you decide whether it’s worth getting.

What Is Fios TV Test Drive?

The Verizon Fios TV Test drive gives you over 425 channels for $70. It gives you a chance to test The Most Fios TV plan without having to pay $110 monthly. This trial lasts 60 days.

Does Verizon TV Have Contracts?

Verizon TV doesn’t have contracts.

Conclusion

In the beginning stages of writing this post, I was amazed by the value The Most Fios offers because of the free multi-room DVR.

But Verizon removed the perk as I almost finished this post.

Despite the removal of such a great feature, this plan still offers significantly more value than other television plans. If you’re in an area that supports Fios internet and TV, get it.

The fiber TV and immense number of channels gives you more value than other television service providers.

Compare The Most Fios TV to other Verizon plans to find the best service for your home.




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