V Cast For Android Goes Live Today, Will Cost You Some Dollars


At the end of the last week, we learned Verizon was finally going to bring their long-awaited V Cast service to Android devices. Many Verizon customers have missed the service that they enjoyed on their other non-Android handsets (including some feature phones, even) so it’s refreshing to see Verizon’s finally offering up the goods.


I’m not nor have I ever been a Verizon customer, so I’m not sure if V Cast already came with the burden of an additional charge, but you’ll need to add an extra $10 to your phone bill each month if you want to enjoy the service. If $10 isn’t much of a hassle for you and you need to catch up on the footie matches starting this week (June 11th, specifically) for the 2010 FIFA World Cup that Univision will be helping to provide, then you won’t want to wait on downloading the app right now from the Android market. Full press details lie straight ahead.


Live Sports Events, Including World Cup, and Hundreds of Popular Entertainment, News and Kids Programs Now Available

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – DROID doesn’t compromise on entertainment, and watching popular television shows and sporting events just got easier for Verizon Wireless smartphone customers.  Verizon Wireless said today that V CAST Video is now available on the company’s impressive family of Android smartphones.

Univision Interactive Media will provide live streams of all 64 of its Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa exclusively to V CAST Video customers’ mobile devices.  The soccer tournament is just one of hundreds of live sporting events – including college football, college basketball and NHL Hockey – available on V CAST Video throughout the year.

With V CAST Video, Android customers can now enjoy a wide variety of top-rated entertainment, news and sports programs on demand, whenever they want on the large screens on their smartphones.  V CAST Video recently added programming from AETN, including A&E, Lifetime and History, and Spanish-language content from V-me.  V CAST Video currently features more than 230 full-length programs from more than 40 leading providers.

Beginning today, V CAST Video can be found in the Verizon Channel in Android Market™ on all Android smartphones from Verizon Wireless: DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS™ by HTC, Motorola DEVOUR™, DROID Incredible by HTC and LG Ally™.  V CAST Video on Android devices is available for a $10 monthly subscription in addition to a smartphone data plan.

For more information about V CAST Video, including how to subscribe, visit www.verizonwireless.com/vcast.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedi Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I wonder how much a similar service would cost in Canada on either Rogers, Bell or Telus. I am guessing twice as much.

  2. I couldn’t find it in the market…

  3. Now that I have flash on my Droid, I could care less for V Cast, especially for an extra 10 bucks…

  4. $5.99 would be a better price.

  5. the tv.com app is free if one is just looking for some time killer and doesn’t need the specific stuff the cast has.

    and of course if you root to get 2.2 than you have hulu and other places available to you for free too.

    So overall I think VZW needs to rethink their monthly fee on the cast video.

  6. I like how they mention it will be on Univision. That means that in the Menus you’ll have to go through Latino -> Univision instead of going into the Sports category… guess Verizon really doesn’t consider Soccer a sport.

    And as for the fee, it’s just too much money. On my old [non-smart] phone I was paying $15/mo for Internet AND V-Cast and now with the Incredible (or any smartphone it’s) $30/mo for Internet + $10/mo for VCast. My suggestion is: if you can get the World Cup elsewhere do so or if you really want access to watch it and it’s the only way subscribe and then cancel after the WC because the VCast service is pretty useless and doesn’t offer much content.

  7. Verizon’s site says you can get 1 month free right now but I cant find VCast on the market or anywhere else. Is it 2.2 only?


  8. I had an LG Env2 two years before I upgraded to a Motorola Droid. As regnaK pointed out, it was $15/mo for VCast and mobile internet. I ended up dropping VCast because it was nothing more than a terrible portal to Verizon’s premium content.

    $10/mo for access to lil Wayne ring tones and Taylor Swift music videos?

    No thanks.

  9. CK they have full episodes of lots of shows

  10. If I can guarantee I can get to watch all of the world cup while not at home for $10/month, this is a gift. I can’t find it on the market yet, though.

  11. Still not in the market ????

  12. And why would i want this, i have one of the most powerful phones on the verizon network, that has more tech built in than the first apollo moon mission. So again why would i want this when i can download almost any app that can match or beat vcast for free most of the time or for a 1 time fee and not annual? LOL at big red!

  13. Anyone find this on the market yet?

  14. Where is this?

  15. VZW says the app was scheduled to be in the market late this afternoon. If you want to subscribe now you can call and subscribe and you get it free until the end of the World Cup. This app will quickly die out when Slingbox comes out of beta and is open to all. One time fee vs monthly $10 with limited content, no brainer.

  16. In the market now

  17. Verizon denied that any of their Android phones can receive Vcast Mobile TV. The $10 per month subscription fee didn’t make sense to them either since the plans range from $13 to $15 per month. If anyone knows of a third party market app that can broadcast the World Cup games, what is the exact name of it (since there are thousands with “mobile TV” in the name)?

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