Verizon to offer free Apple TV 4K with wireless 5G residential broadband

Joanna Estrada
August 17, 2018

Customers of its 5G residential broadband service, located in the launch cities of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, will also gain access to live National Football League and NBA games, along with news programs through Verizon's Oath unit, according to Bloomberg.

Today's announcement verified circulating news last month.

For Indianapolis consumers, 5G residential broadband means greater internet service options and faster internet speeds. You can watch YouTube TV on any screen - mobile, tablet or computer - and easily stream to your TV with apps built for Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Android TVs and Samsung and LG 2016 and 2017 smart TVs; and Chromecast, Chromecast built-in TVs, and AirPlay through Apple TV. This works for home video programming.

The other choice is the YouTube TV application for live TV services. Currently, YouTube TV has a flat rate of $40 for its service, with additional add-on channels available.

The residential 5G wireless service from Verizon also will include an Apple TV 4K set-top, which provides access to dozens of services - including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video - in addition to a wide range of movies and TV shows from iTunes.

"The city of Indianapolis has been a strong partner in laying the groundwork for Verizon 5G", said Tami Erwin, Verizon's Executive Vice President, Wireless Operations.

The New York City-based telecom giant's decision to partner with two technology juggernauts for video content is its strategy to be able to compete against large pay TV and Internet firms like Comcast Corporation and AT&T. The device will gain 5G connectivity through a special Moto Mod that will launch in 2019. It is created to support the network once it is already available for use.

Residential 5G-and a new option for streaming video in the home-is nearly here, as Verizon announced it will bring 5G broadband to Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Indianapolis sometime later this year.

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