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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

The Weather Channel Widget

Status: Acknowledged
by FiOStech75 on ‎11-28-2012 04:03 PM - last edited on ‎11-29-2012 02:48 PM by

Since the change to Weatherbug to The Weather Channel default widget, TWC is not automatically picking up the customers location for the extended forecast. Its been a few weeks, I thought this would be fixed by now. It worked fine with Weatherbug. The initial screen on widgets does show the customers town, but NOT the extended forecast, comes up as Dallas TX. Further, you can go in and "edit location" but does not stick.


Also, under the SD OVERIDE, it would be nice if ZOOM was added along with Stretch. many people would prefer ZOOM (3X's hitting # (size) button) as default on all SD channels.


Why does resume not work on-demand after it stops? This continues on as a problem. People have to FF all the way through from the beginning.


Would be nice if eventually the DVR can hold folders for users, eg, my wifes whows go in her folder, the kids in theirs, I would get my own folder. The list used for EVERYONE gets so long.





Status: Acknowledged

baseball widget

Status: Acknowledged
by ourscreenname on ‎04-29-2013 11:29 AM

Up until near the end of April, the scoreboard on the baseball widget listed the days in reverse order. If you wanted to see the score from two days prior, you only needed to scroll through two days worth of scores. Somewhere around April 24, the scores began to be listed in calendar order. If, on May 1, you want to check a score from April 30, you will have to scroll through every day since the beginning of the season. Why can't the scores be kept in reverse order throughout the season? Most people will be looking for a fairly recent game, not the first few games of the season. I hope the reverse-order scoreboard can be reinstated even for the remainder of this year. Thanks.

Status: Acknowledged

A widget for TwitchTV

Status: Acknowledged
by CactusSC2 on ‎11-13-2012 02:56 PM

Internet streaming is the latest way for non traditional competitive events, and specifically console and computer gaming, to be distributed to the masses.  TwitchTV is the premier streaming community online.  A TwitchTV widget would allow customers to be able to watch live professional gaming tournaments on the television without the need to hook their television to a computer.

Status: Acknowledged

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.

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?

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

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!


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



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.




Status: Acknowledged

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, 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 to see what's new as probably a nice centralized source of what's going on

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.

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:



Thank you!


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

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.

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

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.
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