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Pandora Widget Duplicate requests.

Status: Duplicate
by on ‎02-28-2011 06:49 PM

Please combine the duplicate requests for a Pandora Widget. Some are marked duplicate but not locked and some are locked. There are a total of 27 requests for this great idea. Can we total all the votes under one idea? Although some might be duplicate votes, I think they should all count because Pandora smokes under Tivo, which I gave up. Pandora Pandora Pandora!


Joe I know you like this one. The free version does not allow you to do as much and is partially supported through restrictions on the number of songs you can skip, thus promoting the various artist's music from the studio labels. Also has a commercial or two now and then if I recall. But there is a subscription version that allows the user to do so much more. Verizon would probably be able to get part of the subscription fee if it were available. More revenue, but I would not charge more than what the other providers charge for the subscription version. It may be regulated by Pandora and you would just get a cut.

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.

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

Start over

Status: Acknowledged
by sansid on ‎12-13-2010 09:52 AM

Why doesn't verizon have a start program over feature?  This feature is really nice if a program has started and you missed the beginning ot it.

Status: Acknowledged
We are adding a link from the live show if that show is also available on demand... but we are primarily focused on just making it all available on demand on any screen... making Start Over a bit limited in scope compared to everything on demand on any screen... 2011 should be very interesting on this front...

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

NHL Widget

Status: New Idea
by searingxheretic on ‎10-27-2011 07:29 PM

Why is there no widget for NHL scores?  There is baseball, football, basketball, and even international soccer.  No NHL? 

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.

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

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

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

I haven't gotten a phone with a MWI light (is this supported)?


As an additional indicator, could the set top box show "# New Voicemail Messages" as a hovering box (similar to Caller ID) for the first 30~60 seconds or so when the STB is turned on?


I could actually see the STB power on process turning the TV into a control center, where it could start up the broadcast content in a split mode (like the split guide), TV content shrunk and a list of service status information including a count of unread emails, new voice mails, call log and possibly "new" twitter/facebook alerts.   This could stay up for as short or as long as the user wants.


...this could also be the place where up and coming DVR conflicts are shown.


This STB doesn't need to be fully functional to interact with each item, but could act as a trigger to pickup the phone to check voice mail, pickup a computer to check email, etc



Status: In Progress
A decent chunk of this post is in progress...

YouTUBE and IHeartRadio widgets question

Status: New Idea
by Steve-In-RI on ‎11-07-2011 01:26 PM

I was wondering when you were going to update both the YouTUBE and I Heart Radio widgets to their latest versions?  The YouTUBE widget won't stream anything beyond 15 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes, on either of my set top boxes and it is very stressing when I'm trying to watch a video conference that's scheduled to be on for an hour or longer and it just stops and then doesn't return to the last place when restarted.  I can play the videos on YouTUBE on my computer and phone with no problems. And the I Heart Radio widget does not have the "create" button like it does in the new app for android phones so we can make our own radio stations.  Can you please update these widgets so we can use them optimally?  Maybe you can add the Pandora widget and the TuneIN Radio widget as well? Thanks. Steve


Minor issue with Widgets in new IMG

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎01-10-2012 04:55 PM

I could go on and on about the new IMG.  Personally, on my HDTV, it looks great (although I'm not seeing the "sliding" type of animation in the guide like Verizon is showing off on their Info channel or a setting to turn it on/off).  On a SDTV not so much (and I think that is where a lot of the complaints are probably coming from about contrast, blurriness and legibility).


So rather dwell on that and rehash topics that already exist, I thought I would point out a minor issue I'm seeing with the new IMG that I don't recall seeing reported.  In the previous IMG if I opened up widgets it would show me the last widget I was viewing...  so... if I navigated over to the weather widget and was looking at that and then exited,  next time I brought up widgets I would again be looking at the weather widget front and center.  This was rather nice given that there isn't a truly "local forecast" Weather Channel offered on FiOS.  But with the new IMG it doesn't remember what I was looking at...  so I get the not very helpful "FiOS TV Widgets" manager thing and then in order to see the weather I have to arrow over four times.


Also... the widgets seem to be distorted now on the HDTV (last time I checked the Sun and Moon were not ovals).  The Weather widget also looks more like the previous IMG color/design.


I hope it will be possible to restore the last Widget memory at some point in the future and would also be cool if the widgets could be updated with the newer IMG look to remove the stretching effect/distortion.  I'd also mention it would be helpful if the widget included a text description.  A "snow" graphic is nice... but what does that mean?  A dusting?  A blizzard?  1-3 inches?  Those are VERY different things.  BUT...  I mentioned that in the past (and Verizon seemed to like the idea) so hopefully that is already something in the works.

Status: Acknowledged

WeatherBug Improvement Idea

Status: Accepted
by on ‎10-07-2010 11:07 AM

Include a text weather forecast description with some useful information.  "Rain" can mean anything from a light mist to heavy downpours.  "Snow" can mean anything from a flurry to a blizzard.   It does nothing to help with planning if you know it will snow but don't know if the "Snow" forecasted is going to be a light dusting or a couple feet.

Status: Accepted

Just updating Maitreyi's status to match her comment :smileyhappy:


Skype & other interactive widgets

Status: Accepted
by glyde23 on ‎10-05-2010 05:22 AM

I noticed that many new TVs are coming out with widgets similar to what FIOS has to offer.  For example, Panasonic has a Skype widget.


Since the FIOS box already has a USB input, why not add Skype to the Widgets lineup?  The customer could then plug in their camera into the USB input in order to get video.


Furthermore, perhaps allowing the customers to play games and interact more with other FIOS customers across the country.

Status: Accepted
For clarity I am rolling with an "accepted" status for video conferencing, games and interact with other FiOS customers... the partners are not clear for us at the moment.. but the functions certainly are clear enough
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