I am very, very disappointed to learn, after switching from DirecTV, where I had easy access to all of YouTube on my TV through the remote, that one not only has to run YouTube through the "Media Manager" for Fios, but that I couldn't run it AT ALL because I have a Mac! Why can't Fios offer the same access as DirecTV?? Fail!
I was on the phone with a friend talking about a TV show that I recorded and she had not. The idea of emailing her the show to her play list came to mind. If we are both FIOS Internet and FIOS TV customers, then using an email widget from the TV screen or an option on my playlist, I would like to send the show to a friends play list to watch. List of contacts from selected email account will need to be available to select sender. Now on Receivers end, she would have to accept the show option with sender name, name of show and description for it to download to her list. This accept option is not for Pay Per View shows or content on channels not available to the receiving system, without a fee. If the customer has the channel then the cost is free. Example, we both have HBO, we can send movies to each other but if only the sender has HBO, the person accepting does not have the channel then she pays a one-time fee, if legal otherwise the send is denied with channel not available to sender message. If the person accepting the show, does not have space on there play list, then the systems prompts giving deleting options that will allow enough space or an option to accept later so the person can watch some of those options prior to deleting. If you accept later, then when ready just click on the accept option, anytime. I think this would be really cool feature requiring FIOS. An ideas to make it better?
It would be nice if when you called up certain widgets they either slid out from the side of the screen or overlaid the screen at the top or bottom of the program you are watching. Widgets like weather, fantasy football, and facebook, are great examples of widgets that could benefit from this type of action. Having to leave or pause a television program to click several buttons to call up a new screen to look at these widgets is not very user friendly in my opinion. It is much easier to go to my iPad or iPhone and is the reason why I don't really use Fios widgets. I think Verizon is missing the boat here.
In the 'FiOS Mobile Remote' app for Android devices (on the Google Nexus 7 tablet), the login credentials are not being recognized, and the pairing of the remote on the app with the set top box (in conjunction with the 'FiOS Mobile Remote' TV widget) is not working.
The 'FiOS Mobile Remote' app is also a component of the 'My FiOS' app for Android devices.
The rest of the components of the 'My FiOS' app for Android seem to be working fine.
The FIOS TV menu, under "Customer Service", "My Wireless Network", displays your SSID (Network Name) and network encryption key WITHOUT asking for any sort of password. The information is freely displayed to anyone with access to your remote.
This completely defeats the purpose of having an encryption key on the wireless network if anyone with access to the remote can pull up your SSID and WEP/WPA key.
In my case, I run a proxy server with another wireless router behind the proxy. Everyone connects to the wireless network behind the proxy server so that web filtering can occur as their are kids in the house. The Verizon ActionTec router sits in front of the proxy with wireless enabled but the SSID hidden. Some may say to turn off the wireless feature in front of the proxy and problem solved, but that's not the point.
The point is Verizon should not be freely advertising your network security details via a widget on the FIOS TV service. I have to supply a password to my FIOS router to have access to this information, why is this not the same on the TV?
Verizon obviously did not think this through. I contacted Verizon via phone and was told there is no way to disable this. Verizon says "your privacy is your right and our duty" so I would like to see Verizon address this immediately. Seeking other ways to notify Verizon of this egregious gaffe in security, but for now this post is the first vehicle.
I only accidentally found the FIOS remote control widget for my ipod touch yesterday, it could have been available for months or more. How about a What's New in the monthly billing email /paperless statement?
During the recent upgrade, maybe, the NYC 311 widget stopped working. It lets you select cameras, but they can't be opened up. Is there a way to do it? Pressing the OK button doesn't work. Please fix it.
Are there are plans to allow internet video streams to be viewed through the VZ media manager in the same way we have internet radio streams now? I want to be able to put in the stream address myself and not be locked in to youtube and others. Is this capability coming?
I notice you have the I Heart Radio App in the widget section. How about adding the TuneIn Radio App to receive the rest of the radio stations out there? I Heart Radio is only clear channel radio stations but TuneIn Radio gets the rest. I use it on my Andriod phone and I think it would only compliment the I Heart Radio App. Thanks. James from Westerly, RI.