Verizon FIOS App For Android Gives You On-The-Go TiVo


Don’t ask me why I used TiVo in the title. It’s just one of those things. I use Google Maps exclusively but I’ll always tell someone “just Mapquest it”. I guess it’s the same reason you call a tissue a Kleenex, a photocopy a Xerox, or heck – an internet search a Google (regardless of whether or not you’re using Bing).

ANYWAYS, if you’re a customer of Verizon FIOS TV and have an Android Phone then YOU my friend are in luck: an application will let you manage your upcoming recordings directly from your device. You may have already known that a web-based version of this service already existed, but the Android application takes the cake.


What can you do with the free application?

  • browse through TV schedule /listings
  • bookmark shows
  • create new recordings
  • list currently recorded programs
  • view upcoming recording schedule
  • view available disk space

If you’ve got Verizon FIOS TV this seems like a must-have application, and I’ve gotta give credit to Kevin Tofel of JKonTheRun for reviewing this for all the Android Lovers out there.

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. I have yet to claim my first Android so this is a question posed to android owners. Does DirecTV have an android app like this or do you still have to go through their mobile website?

  2. I have cable. This may convince me to switch to Verizon!

  3. I dl’d this a couple days ago and have been using it with no problems. It’s a lot easier than Verizon’s web interface also.

  4. This is really cool, but what I’d really love to have is a Hulu app with flash on my Droid.

  5. Lol sesame street

  6. I’ve tried the mobile web version which any phone can use and now this app, and it never has been able to connect to my DVR. Has anyone else had this problem? Is anyone actually using this successfully?

  7. Anyone else notice on the picture that the schedule grid is listing times in EDT? We haven’t been in ‘daylight’ time in almost three months, but I don’t think the app is that old. Interesting.

  8. Works great with DirecTV. Oh, wait, sorry V.

  9. This just made my night!!

  10. It was wrong for Rob to use the word TiVo. It’s not TiVo, and those of us who read articles about TiVo online shouldn’t have had this article come up at all in our search results. Please think next time.

  11. The Fios app works great,easier than Verizon’s remote control.

  12. just might have to switch to FIOS for this because i forget to record shows all the time when i’m away from home.

  13. It’s a great app and much quicker then using the web based version.

  14. I have used it and it is great. Much better than the web interface.

  15. I’ve got the app ‘mostly’ working on my droid. I can get the program guide, and get recorder status, but I can’t get the scheduled recordings or recorded programs. Actually maybe I can’t really get the status either because it’s showing empty.
    I put in the activation code, and it doesn’t report any errors but it doesn’t really seem to work either.
    Anyone else seen this?

  16. FYI, I did get it working. I didn’t realize you had to do BOTH the mobile activation and the web activation just to get the mobile app to work.

    After going through the web activation step, and waiting for/receiving the response, its working.

    I have to agree it’s pretty darn slick.


  17. DirecTV does in fact have a Native DVR Scheduler app in the Android Market

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