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Wireless Keyboard - dongle in USB port

Status: Acknowledged
by RevSBL ‎03-30-2013 11:15 AM - edited ‎03-30-2013 01:02 PM

Since you offer Facebook as a Widget, please create a way to have a USB transmitter link to a wireless keyboard, or a reaaaally looooooooooong cord for a wired keyboard, so I can access Facebook in a more traditional manner. (Thanks, lacticacidtrip!)

Status: Acknowledged
I see how that could be useful. I will pass this on. Thanks for the suggestion.

I submitted this idea to comscat when I worked there in 2005, they said the technology wasn't there, so maybe you can use it.


        The idea is the option to search channels by genre i.e.:  sports channels will be in their own folder, women TV will be in another, movie channels will be in another and so on and so forth.  This will really enhance the interactive guide and make searching for the exact channels you are looking for a whole lot easier.  No more having to remember where your channels are in the guide, just select the genre your channel would be in like the science channel would be in science and technology.  That simple, and on top of that your customers will see those channels that they would have never known they had.  I know with comcast there were at least 6 channels that I had no idea I had, with the genre searching there will be no more channels hiding in the far reaches of the guide.  


       I know if Verizon had the genre based guide feature I would use it all the time, and maybe the rest of the Verizon community.  Im not saying replace the current guide with this, just enhance the guide with this feature.


     Well that's my idea I hope you like it.

Status: Acknowledged

Please Add Symbols

Status: Acknowledged
by andrei23 on ‎01-11-2013 03:18 AM

When working with text entry fields on most FiOS TV widgets, there is a button to change from letters to symbols - however on the text entry screen for logging into the Pandora wudget, this button is strangely absent.  Shucks... my e-mail address has a minus ( - ), and thus I have no way to access tthe Pandora account I already pay for on my TV and Hi-Fi system.  :smileysad:


Please consider adding a symbols button, or at least the most rudimentary symbols to the log-in screen of Pandora and any other widgets which might not have it.  Thanks!

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Status: In Progress
Two ideas (more Internet content in progress / wireless keyboard option already exists) More Internet content is definitely on the way. You can use a smart phone and the FiOS Remote app to get that QWERTY keyboard if you have an Android or iOS device....

Built in Linux Web Browser for STB and DVR. Plus new remote option.

Status: Acknowledged
by ‎04-30-2012 06:44 PM - edited ‎04-30-2012 06:52 PM

Email and Web at your TV? I believe someone tried Web TV and it did not go well. But this could be different.


Now if Verizon were to have a browser in the STB which is possible since it is Linux based. I would go for that, and a slide out keyboard on the remote, with a mouse that would move based on positioning of the remote. Not like the TiVO remote but different. Don't want anymore time in court. There are many open source browsers that could be used. Sell the remote as an option, but don't charge for the browser use. Verizon would have a feature that other providers don't. Now let's see if Verizon can do it before Tivo or someone else. I don't think anyone has it in a STB or DVR.


Perhaps this could be a Widget Plug in, so a new img would not be required?

Status: Acknowledged
I'll make sure this idea gets in front of the proper team within Verizon.

I've had a couple of power failures recently in my area and it keeps taking a lot of time to delete the default stocks VZ puts into "My Stock" page and put mine back in. I notce, however, that the Fidelity widget saves the data and gets restored when power returns. Could the CNBC widget be enhaced to store data and not revert to Vz settings?  The CNBC widget is quick as we simply press one button while watching the channel vs going into widgets and cycling thru loop to get to Fidelity's widget.


Status: Acknowledged

Widget Suggestions

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by on ‎10-08-2012 10:39 PM

1. Update Widgets to properly support wide-screen.  Hint: The sun and moon in weather widgets should NOT look like an oval.

2. Let users add/remove widgets that appear when pressing the Widget button on the remote.

3. Let user set a default widget to appear when pressing the Widget button.

Status: Acknowledged

Enhance the CNBC Stock display widget

Status: Acknowledged
by MyFIOSName on ‎07-15-2013 01:46 PM

There are people, myself included that have a hard time seeing the color red on dark backgrounds. The  stock display appears to be a table with hidden borders, so I'm guessing you can change the background cell color easily.


If so, could you make the CHANGE and Percent Change columns background WHITE so both GREEN and RED will be seen easily? I currently have to get up off the couch and walk up to the TV to read the column. 

Status: Acknowledged

Add a internet browser (like Firefox or Google Chrome) or a widget that will allow subscribers to watch espn3 through the set top box instead of having to use a seperate computer.


I submitted this idea months ago but with no reply, so I am submitting it again until I can get a reply.

Status: Under Review
Have to talk to our partners at ESPN...

Having to install MediaMgr on the PC just to use these features is a burden. Don't the cableboxes have built-in modems? It would be much more convinient if you could use these features without running your PC all the time.

Status: In Progress
The computer is used to transform Internet digital media formats into ones the set top box can decode. We are adding MP3 audio or h.264 (MPEG-4) to the set top box, which will enable some, but not all, Internet content to be decoded by the set top without assistance from the home computer... Flash video for instance will still need the home computer

Fios tv Widget

Status: Acknowledged
by gaffboy on ‎11-18-2012 06:21 PM

Widget that  will tell u the lottery numbers for that day

Status: Acknowledged

1. Back at the end of February our AP Widget was removed for updating.  It is now the end of May when will the AP Associated Press widget be back up on the Fios Widgets? I still have not received a definitive answer. It's been almost 3 months. It was  one of the most valued widget services that Verizon Fios offered besides the Traffic and Weather widgets.


2.  On the Fios Traffic Widget it would be very helpful if the town was noted in the traffic updates; they just state street or highways not the towns where the traffic problems are.


Please inform the Management Team or Department who runs these particular services.


I would be most grateful as the many other Fios Customers if these issues were Addressed especially the AP (Associated Press Widget and get it back up on the  Fios widget menu again.


I live in the 08879 area of New Jersey.


Thank you for your anticipated assistance.


Loyal Fios Customer Since the Beginning that Fios Rolled Out.



Status: Acknowledged

Olympics Widget is pathetic

Status: Acknowledged
by Silver Contributor III on ‎07-29-2012 04:47 PM

So I have tried to use the FIOS Olympics widget. Might be ok, if it worked consistently.

Here's my comments:

1) Widget keeps timing out. Either when I just try and launch it or when I try and change from news to schedule. All other widgets work fine and so does VOD. Just to double check, ran In Home agent and it said network is fine.

2) Would be nice if it remembered last thing you looked at on the widget. Meaning why always default to news. I am usually looking for schedule.

3) Why does it only show NBCSN channel in widget? I could understand if they didn't want to show non-Olympics channels.

But tonight I had the TV on local NBC channel (the only channel showing Olympics). When I started up the widget, it would only show NBCSN channel in the window. Which is currently showing a MLS game. Should be able to read guide and see if selected channel is showing Olympics.


Can't imagine these issues can be corrected before Olympics end (except for maybe #1 as it could be a server issue).

So they have 2 years until Winter Olympics to get it right.

Status: Acknowledged

Please update the widgets so that they now show in widescreen like everything else in 1.9.


Also some of the apps on the initial widget screen cannot be removed.  I would like the ability to remove the ones that I never use.

Seems as though every time I go to list voicemail on stb, I get asked if I want to enable parental control. Should have a way to answer and then disable from asking again.

Status: Acknowledged
Thank you! I'll make sure your idea gets in front of the proper people within Verizon.
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