I really didn’t need another reason to want the dark fiber in my front yard to be lit, but I have one anyway. Zatz Not Funny was tipped off that Verizon (s VZ) has a non-announced but working beta app that supports their FiOS TV offering. Using a mobile phone pointed to http://m.verizon.com, ZNF’s tipster was able to browse the television schedule, flag Video On Demand programming for later viewing and schedule content recordings. I hit up the mobile portal for the screenshot; you can see Verizon has plans to integrate mobile access to their various voice products as well.
I’ll definitely add FiOS Internet service to my home as soon as I can but I hadn’t planned on switching my television service to Verizon until now. It’s more of a possibility due to this mobile application. I’ve been thrilled with my DISH Network (s DISH) satellite service for years, but my current hardware doesn’t support remote scheduling. So the race is on: Will Verizon light my FiOS service before DISH adds new remote capabilities?