Verizon FiOS owners can get a new FiOS Mobile Remote app for their Motorola Droid or HTC Imagio. The application displays regular remote buttons, but also shows icons of favorite channels. The FiOS application also allows you to display photos and slideshow from the photos on your mobile device to your television. When you receive a phone call the device will automatically mute the TV and resume to the previous volume level once you end the call. Your phone links with your FiOS box through your local WiFi, and requires you to download a widget for the set top box.
You can download the application in the Android Market and then pair your phone with your home Wi-Fi network by opening up the Mobile Remote Widget on the TV and selecting either the Motorola Droid or HTC Imagio icon. You will then be asked to register your telephone number using the Widget, and you’re all set to go. Keep us posted if this works for you FiOS customers.There is no FiOS in my area so I’m stuck with Comcast for now but this seems like an excellent alternative to traditional television controls.
Just think how happy your girlfriend will be when you relinquish the remote control to her, but little does she know you can still control it through your Droid or Imagio!