Free apps from Verizon let you control your box from your phone, set favorite channels, and conduct photo slideshows.
Today’s a day that Droid owners can feel pretty smug. At least, if they subscribe to Verizon’s FiOS television network. They get something iPhone owners haven’t yet.
Verizon announced they’ve released an app that will let you control your television with your Droid or Imagio phone. It’s free to download, and it’s pretty simple to set up. Once installed, you’ll be able to change the channel, navigate menus and even shoot photos from your phone to your set-top box with ease.
To get it going, you’ll need to download an app to your phone and a separate app to your FiOS box. It’s a little inconvenient to have to download two apps, but Verizon said they split the app into two to keep the file size small on the phone end.