Verizon launches streaming box — but it’s missing one big thing

Verizon has launched its own streaming box — and The Verge calls it “possibly the worst option out there.”

  • Named Verizon Stream TV (how original) the box comes free to select Verizon home internet customers.
  • Otherwise, you’ll have to fork over $69.99.
  • The box is powered by Android TV and supports comes with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in.
  • However — and this is the big one — it doesn’t support Netflix.
  • It does, however, support Disney+ (Verizon and Disney+ already have a partnership) that gives select Verizon customers free trials to the new streamer.
  • Verizon’s box also supports YouTube TV and comes with a free year (which isn’t all that impressive considering pretty much everyone can get a two week free trial).
  • The box’s lack of support for Netflix is odd, The Verge points out, since its Android TV base should make it relatively easy to integrate — though it does point out there could be hardware or DRM limitations.