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Verizon expands remote DVR management functionality

Tue, 04/21/2009 - 8:45am
Mike Robuck

Verizon has added more wireless handsets that work with its remote DVR management service for its FiOS video subscribers. Verizon is now offering the remote DVR management service to all of its FiOS TV DVR users.

The service allows customers to remotely review, change or add recording requests, delete recorded programs, browse and search TV and video-on-demand listings, as well as set parental controls.

In January, Verizon first introduced its free remote DVR management service to FiOS TV Media Manager subscribers, who accessed the capability via a Web site or through select Verizon Wireless handsets.

The company is also providing a new wireless application to FiOS TV Home Media DVR customers that will allow them to use any cell phone to remotely access their DVRs. To access this application, customers have to subscribe to a data plan from Verizon Wireless or any other wireless service provider.

"We've had a tremendous, positive customer response to the freedom, flexibility and control that our remote DVR management service provides," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of FiOS products for Verizon.

The wireless application for Home Media DVR subscribers is available on Verizon’s Web site (see it here). Customers already using the wireless application with Verizon Wireless LG EnV2, LG Chocolate 2 or LG Voyager handsets can still access the remote DVR programming feature as they did before.

A downloadable video overview of Verizon’s remote DVR management service is available here.

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