But wait… it just got better! I’m now downloading apps and one of the latest that I just tried is a Mobile App for Verizon FiOS television which allows the user to turn a smart phone into a remote control!
The overall process of adding your phone as a mobile remote to your FiOS HD DVR is super simple. Of course, I had to complicate things slightly. I mentioned I was a novice with the smart phone, right? Well, here I will divulge just how new to this world I am… I kept trying to pair my phone with the TV, and it wouldn’t work. Want to know the silly, simple reason why? I neglected to install the app on my smart phone! That was my “duh” moment right there!
Installation on the phone as well as the pairing to FiOS was a quick process. I don’t think it took more than 3 minutes, and possibly not even that long. Voila! My phone is now a remote!
Cool, but is it Practical?
Not 30 minutes after I had a new mobile phone/remote control did the practical application of this device come in handy. I was in the kitchen, prepping dinner with two little munchkins at my knees. Finally, I say, “Let’s what a show!”. The remote control was in the family room stuck between sofa cushions, of course. But, my phone was just an arms length away! I grabbed it, opened the app, selected On Demand and chose an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! That bought me just enough time to finish getting dinner in the oven! Yay!
Please note that Verizon FiOS is only available in select parts of the country. Check the following link to determine if Verizon FiOS is available in your area: http://j.mp/CIGFa
*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a brand team campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Verizon FiOS. Verizon will send me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.