Switch Account

Widget Bazaar Upgrade

Contributor Harvestchild03
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-17-2009
Message 11 of 18

My widget Bazaar came up a few days ago.  I set up the facebook account and some of the features work.  I cannot pull up my own photos in the category - albums.  It times out everytime with the message, "We are currently unable to process your request.  Please try again later."  I also agree with FIOSMatt.  The display text from friends -status messages is truncated and cannot be expanded.


My first post. 🐵

Contributor sherrgibbs
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-18-2009
Message 12 of 18

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place -

We had Fios installed yesterday for TV, phone & internet. When I try to access the Facebook widget on my TV, it says a parental control pin is needed. I've set up a PIN number and yet when I try to go back to start the widget, it still keeps saying it needs a parental control PIN number.  We have parental controls off - so I guess I'm missing something. Any help, advice or direction to a thread dealing with this [I've searched] would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 5,175
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 13 of 18

You must turn the parental controls on before it will work. At least that is what I had to do, I set up the pin only and it didn't work, I then turned the controls on and it did.


Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416, IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
Keller, TX 76248





Gold Contributor V
Gold Contributor V
Posts: 1,426
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 14 of 18
Sherrgibbs, I find this to be a major flaw also. You should not have to turn on Parental Controls and then enter a PIN number, a PIN number is more than enough. I hope they fix this.
Platinum Contributor III
Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 6,819
Registered: ‎08-23-2008
Message 15 of 18
Parental controls are a good thing to pervent others from modifiying some things on your box. You can always set the restrictions to the lowest levels that pretty much allows everything you would want to view. I also think entering the pin for the website should be enough. I just wish you could view more on facebook than the pictures. Without being able to view the wall it's worthless. Wow there is something I might want to see, so let me get up and go to my PC for what the STB will not show me. Good start though. Kinda like the carot at the end of the stick.
Contributor AmyL
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-22-2009
Message 16 of 18
I tried to find Facebook & Twitter in the Widgets area last night (7/21) and they weren't there for me. Any ideas what to do to get them to show up?
Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎06-13-2009
Message 17 of 18

I use parental controls on my daughters box to restrict channels/content. I set her Facebook account up which needed me to first enter the parental code and the after entering her username & password I set a Quick pin.


Problem is that everytime she selects the Facebook widget she is prompted to enter the parental code before het Quick pin.


Is anyone having same issue?

Copper Contributor FiOS-Dave
Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎07-25-2009
Message 18 of 18

I have a parental password set up and I've correctly

entered my username and password, but I still can't log in to Facebook.


Also, after entering my information, it never gets saved!

This gets tiresome, since I use a mixture of alphanumerics, Upper & Lower case

and punctuations!


Sure wish that Verizon would allow for a standard 101 key keyboard to be

used, either IR or hard-wired!


Twitter comes up OK, although that item is below the bottom of my to-do lists.



How-To Videos
The following videos were produced by users like you!
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.

Browse Categories

Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.