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glyde23

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
bstmstrxellos

Search VOD while watching live tv

Status: Already Exists
by bstmstrxellos on ‎06-04-2011 01:58 PM

I would like to be able to browse the Video on Demand content while the widow is showing live tv (similar to how the full screen guide works) instead of the VOD advertisments.  

Status: Already Exists
You can use Search instead of On Demand from main menu... not exactly what is being requested... but pretty close.
Trusgift

YouTube through Fios TV

Status: Acknowledged
by Trusgift on ‎10-04-2012 12:35 PM

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!

Daigor

Please update YouTube Widget

Status: Acknowledged
by Daigor on ‎01-05-2012 10:57 AM

The current 1.33 YouTube Widget is slow, laggy, and outdated. It does not stream video content in HD. Please update this feature. Thank you Verizon!

Status: Acknowledged
PhyllisP

Share a Show

Status: Acknowledged
by PhyllisP on ‎10-12-2010 01:56 PM

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?

Status: Acknowledged
Definitely dig it. Share with friend. This could also be cool proactively. Something like sharing the shows you have scheduled to record?
epie

Overlay Widgets on Screen Instead of Having to Leave Program

Status: Acknowledged
by epie ‎09-10-2012 05:54 PM - edited ‎09-10-2012 05:56 PM

Hello,

 

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.

 

Thanks,

Eric

Status: Acknowledged

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.

 

Please see this forum thread for details:

http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-TV-Technical-Assistance/FiOS-Mobile-Remote-for-Android/td-p/501713

 

 

Thank you!

 

Status: Acknowledged
I will pass your suggestion on to the appropriate team. Thanks for participating.
Banjaxx

Notify customers what is new

Status: Already Exists
by Banjaxx on ‎12-31-2010 03:44 PM

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?

Status: Already Exists
We use Verizon.com, Spotlight magazine, notifications on the TV itself, TV ads and many... many other avenues to communicate new features and capabilities.. we'll continue to add new ones and try better ways so you don't miss a piece of the value... I would suggest you visit www.verizon.com/fiostvcentral to see what's new as probably a nice centralized source of what's going on

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.

Status: Acknowledged
ekelks

Fix the NYC 311 widget, please

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎06-29-2012 08:29 AM

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.

Status: Acknowledged
xalex25

Internet video streams

Status: Maybe Later
by xalex25 on ‎11-12-2010 06:33 PM

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?

Status: Maybe Later
We have been trying, but definitely more difficult compared to audio streams. Video streams vary quite widely in their specific implementation... But I agree that's it's a good feature to have on the roadmap.
mjsking

games

Status: Acknowledged
by mjsking on ‎12-16-2012 01:14 PM

put better games like text twist , scabbie,chains 2 , or adventure games or allow to download them to widgets i am knew to fios if you can do this please let me know

Status: Acknowledged

New TV widget that would let you get lottery results for your state

Status: Accepted
I always liked this one... wake up in the morning - check the lottery... if you win then who cares about news, traffic and weather... no matching numbers and then see if you have to wear a jacket to sit in a traffic jam caused by chickens that escaped and are running all over the highway.

I need college football scores.  My buddies would like updates to their favorite blogs.  You guys are taking forever to make more than the 12-15 options you have.

Status: In Progress
We currently have over 100 developers working with us to polish the ecosystem to support a much larger number of parties innovating on the platform. As the SDK and the supporting infrastructure matures we will absolutely invite more participants to the fun. We don't want any mis-starts like have occurred in other tech sectors for app developers.

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.

Status: Maybe Later
We have one more radio app in the hopper, but it's not TuneIn Radio... once that one is launched... we'll see if it makes sense to add even more...
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