****This post was sponsored by Verizon FIOS as part of the #FIOSPhilly Campaign. All opinions found here are strictly my own.****
My family had used our last provider for ten years. We knew the channels by heart and how to use the remote without looking. The Mister has found all the sports channels and The Boy tunes in to Doctor Who without a second thought. Alas, I still struggle with the remote. I have yet to learn the channels and I’ve realized with the app I don’t have to.
The Verizon Fios app makes it easy to find the channels and shows I want to want. Scrolling through the menu on the TV is antiquated. With the app I can type in the name of a show or channel I want to watch and presto, I’m moments away from entertainment.
Things You Can Do With Your Finger
I can use the app to turn the volume down on the TV when The Mister is in his football coma. Usually we have an argument over the volume. Now I avoid that drama by using the app to turn the TV down from upstairs as I read or study.
Recording shows is a breeze with the app. I can record one show or the entire series. I can choose SD or HD depending on where I plan to watch.
Rather than disturb my furry companions, I can change the channel when the cats decides to snuggle on my lap and the remote is not handy.
I can use the app to check the house voicemail. I know most people don’t have a home phone, but I still do and mainly because I’ve had the phone number for over twenty years (that hurt typing that!). I can listen to the voicemail and there is an option to return the call, text message the person, or delete the message.
The app allows you to track points you’ve earned from purchases, referring a friend, or saving a tree by getting paperless billing.
The best feature is that I can control what The Boy is doing at night. If left up to him, he would stay up all night watching YouTube videos. The rule is that he has to surrender all electronics by 9 for his ten PM bedtime. If The Mister and I fall asleep before he does, I have already turned off his access to wifi so he won’t be up half the night.
My only kvetch with the app is that there isn’t access to DVR’d shows. My love of Judge Judy is well-known and I liked watching my recordings when I’m performing some mundane task at work. If there was access to DVR shows, this app would be amazing!
All in all, I am pleased with what I can do with the swipe of a finger. What can you do with your finger?