Verizon Fios TV at a glance
Verizon Fios TV isn’t cable or satellite—it’s carried over fiber-optic internet. It’s technically a streaming TV service, even if it’s not packaged like Sling TV or Hulu + Live TV.
On the upside, this gives you more channel flexibility (Verizon Fios TV offers a plan that lets you choose your own channel lineup). Also, better video quality (cable and satellite signals degrade over a distance; fiber-optic signals don’t).
On the downside, Verizon Fios TV is available in only nine eastern US states currently, and it still includes an antiquated piece of cable/satellite hardware in its otherwise tech-forward delivery system: the monthly-rental physical receiver/DVR (as opposed to streaming’s virtual cloud DVR).
But if you’re in the right ZIP code to take advantage of it, Verizon Fios TV is still an excellent—and relatively inexpensive—TV service.