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Verizon Video Brings More On-Demand TV Content To Android Smartphones



Verizon Android smartphones users now have another on-demand video app available: Verizon Video. It’s basically VCast with new branding backed by RealNetworks. The service, which costs $3/day or $10/month, promises content from over 100 channels. Subscribers get access to over 250 episodes and live sporting events. Content is available from network and cable sources — ABC, CBS, Fox, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, BET — though it’s not clear if users will get episodes the next day or after a delay. Currently the Verizon Wireless server is throwing a lot of error pages.

Verizon Video for Android

The big draw may end up being the sports offerings such as Sunday Night Football and the NFL network. Verizon also promises local and national news. Beyond that the selection doesn’t appear to be that much different than Netflix.

There’s a long list of compatible Android and BlackBerry phones on Verizon’s website, with the Droid Incredible, HTC Merge, and Droid 3 making an appearance. The list is not exhaustive, though, as the HTC Thunderbolt is not yet there. Verizon says that all 4G LTE and some 3G phones have access.

Verizon Video QRTo get the app, scan the QR code or search for it in the Android Market. Then visit your MyVerizon Add/Remove Features page to sign up for the service. At just $3 for 24 hours, it’s probably worth trying out at least once. However, I wonder how many users are clamoring for on-demand video on their phones. When someone comes out with an app that lets me easily download my favorite shows I’ll get excited.



  1. Anonymous

    08/22/2011 at 3:54 pm

    I just p a i d $ 22.86 for an iPad2-32GB and my girlfriend loves her Sony laptop that we got for $ 39.75 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again.Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $645 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy.Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPennу.com

  2. Nick DeBellis

    08/22/2011 at 9:01 pm

    Looking forward to trying this out – $10 a month for all of this content sounds very reasonable.  Makes me wish I had a Verizon android tablet….

  3. steve

    05/10/2013 at 4:43 pm

    Wow, I’m Canadian, and I wish we had something like this over here

  4. mobile recharge

    09/25/2013 at 2:32 am

    Downloaded this app. works beautifully when it up! nut I still encounter a lot of errors some times. good alternative to Netflix!

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