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Verizon adds YouTube and Internet Radio to FiOS TV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Apr 2010 16:51

Verizon adds YouTube and Internet Radio to FiOS TV Verizon has announced that FiOS TV users can now stream YouTube and Internet Radio directly from their displays, using their remote controls or smartphone.
Subscribers can access the music and video sharing site via Media Manager, which is now available to all FiOS TV owners, instead of just DVR customers.

"Adding YouTube and Internet Radio to FiOS TV further expands our customers' digital home-entertainment world by giving them access to an unprecedented amount of online content on the biggest screen in their home their TV,"
adds Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon. "When customers connect their homes to our all-fiber network, their TV and Internet worlds seamlessly come together to create experiences cable can't deliver. We are working with some of the most popular companies on the Web to create a high-quality, engaging Internet-to-TV experience that will only grow richer with time."

Users can even use their Motorola Droid phone as a remote control if they download a free "Mobile Remote" app from the Android Market.

To be able to watch YouTube, you will need an HD set-top box or a FiOS TV DVR. From there, it is a simple firmware upgrade.

You can check videos of the service here: http://verizon.mediaseed.tv/Story.aspx?story=37370

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