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Widget Wednesday: Twitter Update

by Employee ‎10-28-2009 11:32 AM - edited ‎10-28-2009 12:08 PM

Widget Wednesday LogoIt's Widget Wednesday and we've got a great new enhancement for Twitter, which is proving to be among the most popular FiOS TV Widgets.


With our Twitter Widget, we heard from many of you who wanted an easier way to switch back and forth from Tweeting to full screen TV viewing mode.


You got it.

By tomorrow, customers will be able to simply press the 1-click FiOS TV button on the remote control to navigate back and forth between the Widget and TV mode. It works like the Pro Football Widget.  And now Tweets will auto-refresh every 30 seconds.

Cable can't offer you this easy access to Twitter.  Let us know how you like the latest updates to our FiOS TV Twitter Widget -- as always, we love hearing from you.




by jhatton1980 on ‎10-29-2009 08:14 AM

I applaud your effort to roll out new features and continually improve your service.  I’ve been using Fios for a year. Video quality is awesome.


But the single biggest drawback on a daily basis is the interface for the guide and for tuner/channel switching.It is a disaster.


For this new Twitter widget, the fact is that most people will never use it. While most would benefit greatly from better usability in the guide/tuner/channel interface. 


You make it SO painful – nearly impossible -to do things that worked easily and intuitively on DirecTV.


Please make it easy for me to switch between tuners with one button push. There is already a button on the remote for it - it just doesn't work the way it should.


Please, when I pause live TV, and then it runs out of queue space, don;t jump to "live" but instead start from where it was paused.


by on ‎10-30-2009 10:49 AM

Ditto what jhatton1980  said.  And...


How come there is no League Pass Widget for the NHL?

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