Verizon FiOS TV app on Xbox One. (credit: Verizon)
Verizon is telling customers that its FiOS TV apps for Xbox game consoles and smart TVs will be discontinued, limiting the options for hardware on which to view live programming.
Several people have reported receiving an e-mail from Verizon that states the following:
On March 31, 2016, the FiOS TV app you are using to watch your FiOS TV programming through a Smart TV or an Xbox gaming system will be retired and will no longer be available for use. Sorry for the inconvenience.
But we have great news; you can watch your FiOS TV content using our FiOS Mobile app from your smartphone or tablet. This app allows you to stream TV content in and out of your home and so much more.
Verizon's website still lists the FiOS TV app as being available for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Samsung's smart TVs and Blu-ray players. Verizon says the "app allows you to enjoy FiOS TV without the need for an additional set-top box"—for the next 10 days, anyway.