Verizon to release a FiOS TV app for the iPad, VOD app for smartphones

Verizon, the cable operator, unveiled its mobile offerings today and the suite of new applications include a FiOS TV client for the iPad and a VOD app for smartphones. The FiOS TV application is slated to launch in early 2011 and will allow iPad-owning FiOS TV subscribers to watch live TV from any location within the fours walls of their home.

Verizon is currently negotiating licensing agreements with its content partners but expects little difficulty in this area as it already has rights to stream content. It also helps that its FiOS app for the iPad is based upon its current set-top box software and will treat the iPad as a second or third screen within a household and not necessarily a portable device for content storage.

Verizon is also working on a video-on-demand application that will target smartphones including the Droid X, Droid 2, Windows Mobile 6.5 devices, and the Blackberry Storm. The application will allows subscribers to purchase or rent videos from a set-top box or online. The paid content can then be download and watched on up five devices, across multiple platforms.

Though not available at its fourth quarter launch, Verizon is expecting to add support for the iPhone and other mobile devices outside of those that run on Verizon Wireless. Anyone with FiOS service interested in mobile access to their paid TV content, especially on that sweet Motorola tablet?

[Via NewTeeVee]

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