Today Verizon Fios updated my cable box again. Apparently they added new widgets; one allows me to see what friends are posting on Facebook and another allows me to see what’s popular right now on Twitter. So I tried it out. Its pretty awesome.
Right now I can only update my Facebook Status with what I’m watching (if you’re reading this within the day or two I’m posting this you can check out my status at: http://www.facebook.com/rosy1280…you will have to become my friend of course). Eventually they have plans to update it so you can do more.
Verizon Fios Facebook Interface
The Twitter interface isn’t as exciting. I can see trending topics, tweets on the show I’m watching, and I can search tweets. It would be awesome if I could log in to Twitter and see what people are doing like I can with Facebook, but hopefully that’s coming.
Verizon Fios Twitter Interface
So yes. My cable company rocks. And anyone who says differently is just jealous :P
When people tell you that Verizon Fios is like the best thing ever, they aren’t lying.
Today Verizon updated my cable box. Occasionally I read the little “here is what we updated message” and today I am so glad I did. The message told me that the “What’s Hot on Fios Widget” was available (yes my cable box has widgets for weather, sports, etc.) so I decided to take a look at it. To the left is an image of what I saw.
The “What’s Hot on Fios Widget” shows you the 15 most popular shows being watched right now. No lie, right now. When the time changed to 7:00 the top show was Access Hollywood (how unforunate but still its cool that I know that). There is also one for the hotest movies being ordered On Demand.
I wonder if they have an API for this puppy. Afterall, my cable boxes are all on the network. I mean I could at any moment (if there was an API) find out from the comfort of my computer what the world is watching.
I can’t tell you how much more I love Verizon Fios (and honestly I didn’t think that was possible).