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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

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.


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....

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

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

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

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.

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!

Status: Acknowledged

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.

Widget Suggestions

Status: Acknowledged
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

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

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...

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:


Check E-Mail on FIOS TV

Status: Accepted
by glyde23 ‎08-31-2010 04:31 AM - edited ‎09-24-2010 02:36 PM

How about adding your e-mail account to our TV's so that we can check our e-mail (or at least get notifications when we do get a message)?


Of course the biggest obstacle would be to reply back with that numeric remote control keypad (all the more reason to upgrade the remote controls to include a qwerty keyboard).

Status: Accepted
Using a smartphone as the remote control we think this could be an interesting application for TV. We expect to include somewhere in the 2011 roadmap
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