Verizon to Offer Free Apple TV 4K in 5G Residential Broadband Package

Verizon today announced that it will offer the Apple TV 4K as part of its 5G residential broadband package that's set to launch in four markets this year, including Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

A free Apple TV 4K will be provided to Verizon 5G broadband customers in lieu of a traditional cable box. Several other cable providers have also been offering the Apple TV 4K as an option to customers, including DirecTV in the US, Canal+ in France, and Salt in Switzerland.


With the Apple TV 4K, customers have access to cable content, both free and subscription, through a wide selection of apps that are available on the device, plus it includes perks like Siri for voice control and the Apple TV app for keeping track of the content you're watching across a wide range of apps.

In addition to an Apple TV 4K, Verizon is also planning to provide its 5G broadband subscribers with a subscription to YouTube TV, YouTube's $40 per month streaming service that offers access to television shows on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and dozens more.


Verizon is aiming to be the first wireless provider to offer 5G residential broadband and 5G mobile service in the United States. Its home internet installations in Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento are set to begin in the second half of 2018.

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5 weeks ago

With 5G who really needs FIOS? No wonder Verizon bailed out of the optical fiber business — they could see the writing on the wall.


They are going to need all the fiber they can get just to feed the 5G cell sites. It's still radio and you are still sharing the bandwidth with others.
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5 weeks ago
Announcement without expected speed, monthly data cap (if any), price, and specific date.
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5 weeks ago
Right before T-Mobile’s uncarrier move that is set to be tomorrow. Interesting.
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5 weeks ago
Will this help me go over my data cap faster?
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5 weeks ago
Hey Verizon, how about you get on board with single sign on then? It would help a lot.
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5 weeks ago

Will this help me go over my data cap faster?

That post alone made you go over your data cap bud!
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5 weeks ago

i still dont get the hype around 5G. what does it do??


Burns data to the caps faster than ever before. More (billing) money, more money, more money. ;)

More serious answer: faster downloads over cellular (making the joke above based on a fair amount of truth). Instead of waiting 5 seconds for something, you might get it in 3.5-4 seconds now. You might notice a speed increase in some apps that lean on sizable data downloads. If you regularly run up into any data cap, you'll likely notice you doing that faster with 5G. If you have unlimited* and regularly run up into the throttling threshold, you'll likely get there faster with 5G.
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5 weeks ago
With 5G who really needs FIOS? No wonder Verizon bailed out of the optical fiber business — they could see the writing on the wall.
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5 weeks ago
Los Angeles eh? Well Verizon’s service along the I-5 in Burbank and Glendale is horrible. They lack towers making even the 4GLTE “myFi” useless. Unless they fix the tower issue, large tracks of some of the wealthiest areas of Burbank and Glendale are out of the picture.
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5 weeks ago

Announcement without expected speed, monthly data cap (if any), price, and specific date.

Yep. Interesting, but way too short on details. I’m sure there will be a cap...
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