We don't know how many times we've searched far and wide for the TV remote and wish that we could just use our Droid as a remote control. We're talking about hundreds of times here. Luckily, Verizon is looking to save the day and eliminate that scenario forever. Verizon just announced the FiOS Mobile Remote App for the Motorola Droid which will allow you to control your Verizon FiOS TV just like the standard remote control. We have one word: Reallyfreakingawesome.

Starting this week, the FiOS Mobile Remote App will be available for the Motorola Droid (and HTC Imagio) and works anywhere in your home via your Wi-Fi network. The Remote App will give the same functions as the standard FiOS remote: change channels, pause, rewind, fast forward, and record. And also adds the ability to transfer photos from your Droid to the TV. It'll even mute your TV when you get a phone call!

We're DirecTV subscribers ourselves (for the sports) but we've been tempted to switch over to Verizon FiOS TV before. This might push us over the edge. Though only currently available for the Droid and Imagio, Verizon is looking to add more devices in the future.

Any Verizon FiOS & Motorola Droid users insanely excited? Tell us how it works!

Hit the jump to see a video of Verizon FiOS Mobile Remote App!


Reader comments

Control Verizon FiOS TV with your Droid


Tried it again and it works great! If the remote is lost somewhere in the fold of the couch its not a problem because my Droid is always within arms length. Only thing I found frustrating is how slow the STB responds, setting it up takes some time because the box is slow and changing channels has a bit of lag but other than that its quite cool.

Been trying since yesterday and it won't connect to my box either. Verizon support hasn't figured out what the problem is yet, as the other Verizon FiOS app that controls my DVR and Channel Guide works just fine. I've tried resetting the modem, router, set top box, etc. but so far nothing has worked. Very frustrating.

Ya I tried it yesterday and every time it brings up the connection name and asks to click "yes" it resets my box... I have found several people are having this problem from other forums.

I'm impressed. Was a bit confusing while it connected as to what was happening, but once connected - it's very sweet. Graphics are top notch in the app. The responsiveness has almost zero lag time. I am on a faster tier of FiOS than the standard if that matters.

The problem is Mobile Remote indicates “Unable to connect to the Set-Top Box. Please launch the Mobile Remote widget on the TV again and restart the Mobile Remote application on your mobile device.” I have done this and the widget indicates the Droid is already registered. Any suggestions?