August 22, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Verizon announced a newer version of its on-demand video service unimaginatively named Verizon Video. Available to Verizon subscribers previously as V CAST Video, Video has been installed by more than 500,000 people and received negative feedback for stability issues and streaming options. The version launched today aims to address both concerns as networks gear-up for the 2011 Fall TV season.
Verizon Video launched today as an “entirely new app” with better video quality, recommended and shared content, and a stronger, more stable stream. The app is a clean slate that should make it easier to deliver on-demand streaming of popular shows from most of the top networks.
More than 250 shows from ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Disney, ESPN, MTV, NBC, Nickelodeon, and PBS Kids among many others are available. Users can watch full episodes on 3G, or 4G LTE, but remember that this uses up your monthly data allowance. Watching a few episodes of Parks & Recreation could eat through your data quicker than Ron Swanson devours a well-prepared steak.
The Verizon Video service requires a $10 monthly subscription. Football fans who subscribe get the bonus of accessing NFL Mobile with their Verizon Video plan. Live games from the NFL network, NBC, and the NFL RedZone will stream to customers with a Verizon Video account. Download the app from the Android Market if you’re willing to fork over the money each month. A $3 one-day trial is also available.