Widgets And Web Video Added To Verizon’s FiOS TV

Posted Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Could FiOS TV’s Widget Bazaar be the next App Store?

Verizon’s FiOS TV is about to start overflowing with widgets. According to a recent press release, the company will be launching their Widget Bazaar later this month with a few free applications including Facebook, Twitter, and ESPN’s Fantasy Football widget.

In addition, an Internet Video feature will allow searches on various sites, such as Veoh, blip.tv, and Dailymotion, though at the moment, no YouTube or Hulu. This will be free later this month to current subscribers of the FiOS Home Media DVR.

Perhaps most interesting, is the fact that the Software Development Kit (SDK) will soon be published to allow open development of widgets for the service. Just what kind of response this will curry from the development community we have yet to see, but this could spell big things for Verizons FiOS service.

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Tags: HD Broadcasting, Industry Trends, FiOS, Verizon (all tags)