With the technology that fios uses(networking the router with the set top boxes) there should be a lot more data capabilities, at least with the 500G DVR. A simple application and an installed web cam is all you need to video chat. I mean, imagine watching TV and a message pops up in the corner "video chat request from John Doe-Accept or Deny" All you guys have to do is utilize the technology you already have. You guys waste your time with all of those useless widgets! How about expanding it, more like an app store and having way more variety there for the consumer. Have a home page with apps when you turn on your TV. I can choose fios TV or Pandora or Netflix, etc. Oh BTW, why is there no Netflix widget? How a bout an internet browser? Give us more data interaction with the TV so fios can really set itself above the competitors!
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.
Please oh please don't remove the Youtube widget. When there's 'nothing' to watch, there's always something with this option. I realize you may be renegotiating contracts and you/they may want to discontinue the relationship, or costs/licensing may be a factor, but I love this option. There is wonderful content available anytime I want something different, especially when it comes to classic film. I am particularly a fan of anything in black and white. Please don't take my Youtube away!
With the ability to check my wireless Security settings from my STB ("My Wireless Network")! Anyone who has a remote control can see my user name and password, meaning that anyone who comes into my house can easily get my security settings and do who knows what on my network. The fact that this "feature" is not protected in any way (ie. parental controls password), is unbelievable. I would like to see is function protected in some way or be able to be disabled completely.
byRevSBL03-30-201311:15 AM - edited 03-30-201301:02 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!)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Please don't add annoying pop-ups to my tv picture - or at the very least give me the option to disable them. I don't care that CNN is available on Twitter (I already follow them) and if I want to go to Twitter, I will. I don't need to be reminded, and I don't want to have to proactively cancel the pop-up.
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.
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.