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Please add UV support for Verizon STBs

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎03-27-2014 09:28 PM

I refuse to buy or even try out the first free on-demand video since I hate being restricted to a single service for videos I purchase or rent.  For those who don't know:


Works with many major streaming offerings except Verion Redbox Instant and Amazon Instant Video.
Supported steaming services:
Target Ticket
many more
Players exist for about any device: Windows PC, Macs, Roku, Apple TV, ipads, iPhones, Android, Windows phones, PS4, Xbox, various Blue Ray/ DVD players.. except of course Verion STBs.
I just bought a DVD/Blue ray DVD and it came with a UV code so now I can stream that movie on any platorm or service that supports UV.  Why can't this customer friendly service be available from Verizon STBs?
Status: Acknowledged

Media Manager Replacement

Status: Acknowledged
by JCorbacio on ‎11-12-2013 08:35 AM

How about  replacing the Media Manager app. It was a nice application that is offered by Verizon's competitors. As a long time FIOS customer, it seems that while it is still the best service the continued price increases coupled with loss of content such as the media manager will begin making alternative service providers more attractive.  

Status: Acknowledged

Add You Tube Widget back

Status: Acknowledged
by WarrinerA on ‎10-02-2013 02:17 PM

Since Verizon will no longer support Media Manager which allows accessing the Internet and You Tube on November 1, I suggest they add You Tube as a Widget

Status: Acknowledged

Thanks so much for sharing your idea. Your sugggestion for adding the YouTube widget has been noted and passed to the appropriate team members.


Protect wireless security settings

Status: Acknowledged
by Russff on ‎01-19-2013 04:01 PM

With the ability to check my wireless Security settings from my STB ("My Wireless Network")! Anyone who has a remote control can see my user name and password, meaning that anyone who comes into my house can easily get my security settings and do who knows what on my network.  The fact that this "feature" is not protected in any way (ie. parental controls password), is unbelievable.  I would like to see is function protected in some way or be able to be disabled completely.

Status: Acknowledged

 With the technology that fios uses(networking the router with the set top boxes) there should be a lot more data capabilities, at least with the 500G DVR. A simple application and an installed web cam is all you need to video chat. I mean, imagine watching TV and a message pops up in the corner "video chat request from John Doe-Accept or Deny" All you guys have to do is utilize the technology you already have. You guys waste your time with all of those useless widgets! How about expanding it, more like an app store and having way more variety there for the consumer. Have a home page with apps when you turn on your TV. I can choose fios TV or Pandora or Netflix, etc. Oh BTW, why is there no Netflix widget? How a bout an internet browser? Give us more data interaction with the TV so fios can really set itself above the competitors!

Status: Acknowledged
That would be pretty cool... I think? As long I as I could I could set up a Do not disturb when watching my favorite shows. Happy to hear you want FiOS to be above the competitors. I will pass your ideas on to the proper teams. Keep the ideas coming.

Streaming Services As Widgets

Status: Acknowledged
by jamesrileyjr on ‎06-03-2013 08:32 PM

Is it possible that at some point in the future we'll be able to use Redbox Instant, Netflix Watch Instantly, Amazon Prime Instant, or Hulu Plus.. or (dare to dream) stuff from the iTunes Store.. or things like that on the DVR?  I realize it's more of a technical issue, but it'd be awesome to see it happen.

Status: Acknowledged
Wow, you want it all. I hear you. I currently don't know of any plans to add these, but I am passing this on to appropriate teams. Thanks for submitting your idea.

Add the ability to stream Redbox Instant movies from the OnDemand menu.

Status: Acknowledged
The team responsible for Redbox Instant has been notified about your request. No current answers, but if there are any changes, this would be the place to find your answers. Thanks so much for sharing your idea.

Disable TV Pop-ups

Status: Launched
by Sworl on ‎01-04-2011 10:27 AM

Please don't add annoying pop-ups to my tv picture - or at the very least give me the option to disable them.  I don't care that CNN is available on Twitter (I already follow them) and if I want to go to Twitter, I will.  I don't need to be reminded, and I don't want to have to proactively cancel the pop-up.


Thank you.

Status: Launched

To be fair this is about to launch... getting update in the system now...



Status: Acknowledged
by RevSBL on ‎03-30-2013 10:48 AM

Please oh please don't remove the Youtube widget.  When there's 'nothing' to watch, there's always something with this option.  I realize you may be renegotiating contracts and you/they may want to discontinue the relationship, or costs/licensing may be a factor, but I love this option. There is wonderful content available anytime I want something different, especially when it comes to classic film.  I am particularly a fan of anything in black and white. Please don't take my Youtube away!

Status: Acknowledged

TV Widgets

Status: Acknowledged
by news4catman on ‎09-19-2013 10:30 PM

Would you please get  your wheather wiget fixed!! When I try to add zip codes it says "not a valid zipcode"--better yet get rid of  "wheatherbug" and add either the wheather channel or accu wheather. Also, please consider adding a better selection of widgets-much like Directv.

Status: Acknowledged

There needs to be a 1-click method to getting to our widgets--basically, a Widget version of the channel favorites. In addition--or by way of doing this--let us delete the default widgets that appear in the scroll.


What's the point in decreeing we can't delete the default widgets? Does Verizon think that if we're forced to have the Horoscope widget there, we'll eventually give in and look at it? If you want to put in certain ones by default, fine, but let us customzie them. The user should be able to put the Widgets they desire into the screentop scroll, and ONLY the ones they desire.

Status: Acknowledged

Delete unwanted channels

Status: Not Likely
by user54321 on ‎04-19-2012 05:50 AM

It would be fantastic to be able to DELETE unwanted channels from the TV listing, DVR…..

I know there is a favorites menu which is terrible, awful, dreadful to use, I also know there is a subscribe option in the TV listing which lists all the channels I do not want or care for.

I just want to be able to go into a menu where I can delete unwanted channels from all views .

It’s very simple to do and it’s called programing.

Status: Not Likely
please try the offered suggestions, which should meet your needs in a flexible way.

A Pnadora internet radio Widget

Status: Accepted
by jeff8265 on ‎10-10-2010 10:28 PM

A Pandora internet radio Widget would be nice. With the 1.8 and 1.9 updates and Pandora your DVR would be better then Tivo.

Status: Accepted

Where is your Pandora?

Status: In Progress
by on ‎04-23-2012 04:42 PM
Status: In Progress
we know Pandora is not available everywhere. We know what we need to do to finish the deployment. We're in the process of doing it. It has taken a bit longer than we would have liked, but we will be there 'soon'.

Verizon mobile app

Status: Acknowledged
by copper45 on ‎09-25-2013 07:44 PM - last edited on ‎09-27-2013 05:20 PM by Moderator

Why does Verizon not put a widget for the Red box on all the stb so our customer can enjoy the service. Plus if we are going to do the mobile app they must first get it right . The other company like comcast will let you watch live TV's and what is saved on your dvr.

Status: Acknowledged

Your Redbox request willbe shared with the Redbox team.


As for watching live TV and what is on your DVR, both of these have been mentioned previously. Please check here:


And guess what you can now watch Live TV away from home with the FiOS Mobile App. See here:

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