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Hot Outside? Stay Cool Indoors With Your Own Movie Marathon

I customized my TV package thanks to Verizon FiOS®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #CustomTV
FiOS Remote OnDemandWe can say we are a modern TV family household. Both my husband and I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s so we grew up with the modern color television and an era of computer technology. I remember as a kid having cable and the choices of channels available. Fast forward 3 decades and of course TV is achieving amazing technologies. We have tons of entertainment options, the high quality picture, and the access to programming we want right now.

With a family of 5, its very helpful to have channels that suit all of our needs. Having the right TV choices is important for our family.

verizon fios custom tvWith our Verizon FiOS® Custom TV we are able to set up our preference for TV programming needs. My husband likes to watch his doses of News & Info channels in the morning to start his day. My kids on the other hand like to take breaks in the afternoon for a little kids entertainment.  And for myself, I like to sit down at night and relax to a little Lifestyle Entertainment. We have a routine for certain days to watch our favorite shows but nothing is more fun than family movie nights! FiOS Custom TV packages

For us we have most of the channels in our Verizon FiOS® channel lineup. But for those who may not need all of these choices, you can select from different Channel Packs instead of paying for a bunch of channels you may not even watch. Let’s face it, everyone has their own choices and for a house like mine they do vary greatly.

Your Verizon FiOS® Custom TV  lets you start with your base and local channels, but then lets you include 2 of the 7 channel packs. This lets us get the channels we want and demand, while not having to pay extra for the next tier of channels available. Sometimes this may stick someone with 100 extra channels with which they only wanted a few channels of them.

FiOS Custom TV Channels

You can start customizing your TV and stick with your family’s budget. You start your package with 36 pre-selected channels, plus local broadcast channels, and at least two Channel Packs. That means you can actually get the entertainment your family wants at a price that works for you.
FiOS Movie Family Night kids eating popcornWith the kids being out of school for the summer, its comes in handy at times to try and get them to just sit and watch TV. Lucky for me, they are always busy with something, so making sure we have the right programming is key to getting them to relax and wind down. With modern programming, there are so many choices for kids. That’s why we decided to have a fun kid shows marathon.

FiOS Movie Family Night Goodies Snack IdeasThere’s no better way to enjoy a hot summer day and with the heat well above 100 degrees here in California a kids show marathon is a great way to stay indoors and stay cool.

Our girls wanted to set up a concession stand just like at the movies! There are so many movies and programming for kids right on our Verizon FiOS® Custom TV  so we had plenty of entertainment for our marathon. FiOS Movie Family Night Sponge Bob On DemandServing simple snacks like popcorn and candy really did let our girls feel like they were at the movies, plus they kept us fueled up and ready for the next big show! FiOS Movie Family Night Popcorn MachineWe let each of our children take turns picking shows and snacks. This allows our movie marathon to run together with no interruptions. There’s nothing like family movie night with Verizon FiOS® and we’re happy to spend more moments together making memories this summer! fios movie nightYou can start your own kids movie marathon by customizing your TV with a Verizon FiOS® Custom TV .  Let your kids pick a few fun snacks and pop your favorite popcorn. It’s an easy way to stay cool indoors on a hot summer way and an even better way to have fun with your family!

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What are your favorite ways to beat the heat inside?


  1. lena on June 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Oh, don;t tease me. I would be happy to send the entire weekend at home, if I have something to watch

  2. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert on June 24, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I love your concession stand and that adorable popcorn maker! What a fun treat for everyone 🙂

  3. Jenna Wood on June 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    It gets hot here early in the day so we try to get our outdoor activities in by noon, then retire to the couch for some movie time. It looks like you have quite a plethora of selections to choose from!

  4. Debi- Lifestyle Blogger on June 23, 2015 at 10:10 am

    WE have had many a days where we are inside watching movies all day. I love my Fios line up.

  5. Mistee Dawn on June 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Fios sounds awesome. Just too bad that it is not available in my area. We also like to beat the heat be staying in the pool all day. lol

  6. dawn on June 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I am obsessed with marathons. My favs are American Pickers, Storage Wars and Fraser.

  7. Aimee Smith on June 22, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I love that you can pick your own channels, that is awesome. We love movie marathons and “swimming” in the bathtub, but I have toddlers.

  8. Ann BAcciaglia on June 22, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Having a movie party sounds like a fun way to beat the heat. I love watching marathons.

  9. Danielle H on June 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I have never heard of this, but I am loving how you can customize it! So cool.

  10. Autumn @Mamachallenge on June 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I would love to have customized TV channels! My family will make snacks and watch movies when it is too hot to be outside.

  11. Andrea Kruse on June 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    We have been cooling off with some good books, but our reward this summer for all that reading will be getting to watch some of the book to movie adaptations of what my son has read. I bet my kids would love to create their own concessions stand for it.

  12. Felicita Moncada on June 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    The channel selection is a pretty cool concept. Sometimes you don’t want the pre-selected stuff. Having a choice to pick what you want is nice!

  13. Liz Mays on June 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    What a great way to get all the TV and Movies you need. The FIOS seems like a perfect system for family movie night!

  14. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on June 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    We watch a lot of shows and movies during this time too. Sometimes a break in the heat is nice. Also – I love their channel selection – wow!

  15. Dawn on June 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I’m a movie marathon kind of girl myself. I watch movies, while my husband and son lose themselves in shooting stuff on his Xbox.

  16. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on June 22, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I have had Verizon FIOS for years and have been very happy with it.