ABC has launched the Watch ABC app for iOS devices and is offering a free preview for Philadelphia and NY area customers until June 30th. After that time customers will be required to authenticate with a participating television provider to continue to watch live streams of the local news and live ABC programming.
Currently WPVI in Philadelphia is not listing FiOS TV as a partcipating provider that will provide authentication services after the free preview. I find this odd since Verizon HD sponsors the local sports programming each night on WPVI.
Can someone please negotiate with ABC/WPVI to enable this so we can continue to stream the local programming in the Watch ABC app after the free preview?
ABC/Disney also offer Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior Apps that also offer live streaming capability but Verizon is not participating with those either.
I would like the functionality to change channels using the Fios Mobile Remote app when I am not home. My specific need is because I have a family member that has issues using the remote control. I would like to be able to change channels for them when I am at work. There are numerous handicaps/ special needs that would benefit from this 'remote' remote control feature. Access to the 'remote' remote feature could be limited via a setting in the 'Accessibily' menu (if folks have concerns about allowing this) or as part of setting up Mobile Phone Access. Also, having the ability to see if the STB is on, and what channel is currently on would be helpful, so you can verify that the change happened. Thanks.
Why can't the iOS apps let you manage DVR recording series, its just silly that I can create or cancel a series from my iOS devices but I can't manage the features of the series recording like retention, HD or SD, only new episodes, etc. And please, please please, integrate the various iOS apps, I don't think it makes one ounce of sense to make a user switch between 2 or 3 or even 4 different apps just to use/manage FiOS TV service....
Now that Verizon Wireless is all on Windows Phone 8, will Verizon reconsider doing Windows Phone apps. With a shared kernel, you could do Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps for FiOS with some shared code.
Or you could open up the API and let us write our own apps. Twitter got alot of early adoption by having an open API.
When I first signed up for FIOS the DVR had an app of its own. This was great for me because if was away from home and wanted to record a show I could do so very quickly and easily. But for some reason they rolled the DVR app into the larger FIOS app. Why was this done? It just adds an extra step, not sure why anyone would prefer this. I don't use any of the other features of the new app, so it's a waste to have combined them. Please bring back the old app so customers have the option.
I really enjoyed the Ipad Fios Mobil app. Yes that is in the past. The latest update broke it and it no longer opens. Please don't suggest to uninstall and reinstall. I did that three times. The app is BROKEN and it needs fixing. My suggestion is to test the updates before posting them in the app storage for download.<br><br>It also bothers me that Verizon is NOT up front about the 50/25 FIOS service. Verizon needs to tell uneducated consumers that the type of wireless modem Verizon supplies will NOT allow wireless streaming of HD content inside you house. The 801.11 b/g router that Verizon supplies CAN NOT stream HD content. Verizon advertises the high Internet speed to steam HD content but fails to tell the customer you must wire your house with CAT 6 cable and/or use the Verizon modem as a bridge only and set up your own 801.11 n or better router. You have the Technology to make it better than it is. Verizon has left Time Warner in the dust.... Why not make your growing customer base a HAPPY customer base by being upfront.<br>Thank you.
You call the iphone MyFios app the command center for all FIOS services. But one out of the main three services (home phone) is not accessible at all through this app! This is a mind-boggling oversight! I see that the Android MyFios app offers access to voicemail, so why not the iPhone app?
You should be aware that Comcast, and I'm sure other competitors, offer this function via their smartphone apps.
I should be able to see a nice list of my voicemails and play them, delete them, forward them, etc. from my iphone.
It would be great if I can see a list of messages I have on my answering service and quickly listen too them to determine if its important or can be deleted. Rather than staying on the phone waiting for the date and time and phone number and options and its been deleted and a lot of other machine talk.
Dish network has streaming of there channels through Slingbox or several of there advanced set top boxes. Can FIOS service be streamed (for all channels) without buying an external box like the slingbox? When will an android version of "stream live tv channels" for all channels be available?
Comcast is starting to offer some of the advanced streaming features to customers as part of there standard service, will Verizon?