Verizon is giving FiOS subscribers even more ways to plan their TV watching schedule by extending the capabilities of FiOS' key mobile applications--Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager--to even more smartphones.
FiOS users can now download the Mobile Remote application to a number of new smartphones (HTC's DROID ERIS, DROID Incredible by HTC, HTC Touch Pro2 from Verizon Wireless and the HTC Google Nexus One), while the Remote DVR Manager application runs on more than 50 mobile devices. The new applications are available to FiOS users for no additional cost. Not only does the Mobile Remote application let FiOS users use their mobile phone as a remote control device, but it also personalizes options based on the specific smartphone connected to that user's set top box, enabling customer favorites and programming preferences.
With the enhanced remote DVR Management applications, which is also available on more than 50 devices (Verizon Wireless BlackBerry devices and Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), customers can review, change or add recording requests; set parental controls; search TV and VOD listings; set parental controls through their respective mobile phone.
Overall, Verizon's FiOS mobile application suite has resonated well with its customer base. Since launching the service last year, Remote DVR Manager and Mobile Remote have been downloaded more than 250,000 times.
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