Verizon FiOS subscribers can now use Apple iPad as a TV remote

If you're a Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS customer that has an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad, you'll now be able to use the device to manage your TV viewing experience.

By downloading Verizon's free FiOS mobile application, users will be able to manage their DVRs and browse FiOS VOD titles remotely in addition to using the iPad as a remote control for their HD set top boxes.    

The addition of the iPad is part of Verizon's ongoing drive to let FiOS customers use their mobile devices as a remote control. Already, the mobile feature is available on over 40 mobile devices running Android software v2.1 or above or that support WiFi. Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users can also leverage the new application.

Over the course of the next few months, Verizon plans to add other features to the FiOS Mobile application, including photo flicking for the iPad, which allows customers to use their tablet to flick stored photos from the iPad to the TV, one photo at a time.  

While the application won't be applicable to every user, it does play into the idea that customers want the freedom to control their video experience regardless of their location.

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