FiOS To Carry YouTube, Internet Radio
First, Verizon said it is adding YouTube videos to its FiOS TV Internet Video offerings, which is accessible via Verizon's Media Manager. YouTube joins several major video-sharing sites already available on FiOS TV Internet Video, including blip.tv, Dailymotion and Veoh.
Simultaneously, Verizon said it will also make Media Manager available to all FiOS TV HD subscribers. (It was previously only available to DVR subs).
Finally, Verizon said it is introducing Internet Radio for FiOS TV subscribers, which will allow them to access hundreds of radio stations around the country and stream music from their PCs to their TVs. All these features can be controlled by Verizon's new "Mobile Remote."
The system, introduced in February, allows owners of Motorola's Droid phone or the HTC Imagio to use their mobile devices as TV remote controls. The service also lets users transfer photos from their mobile devices to their TV screen.
Shawn Strickland, Verizon's vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon, stated: "We are working with some of the most popular companies on the Web to create a high-quality, engaging Internet-to-TV experience that will only grow richer with time."
The expansion of Verizon's Internet content-on-TV services comes after July's launch of Facebook on FiOS TV.