Chances are pretty good that you’ve lost your remote control a time or two in the past, be it in the couch cushions or under the bed. Chances are also pretty good that you almost always know where your cell phone is at a given moment. Verizon understands this and has announced their FiOS Mobile Remote application for the Motorola Droid.
Starting this week, Verizon customers with FiOS TV and a Motorola Droid can use their Android phone to control their HD set-top-box. All your favorite control features and functions come along for the ride, including changing channels, manage parental controls, pausing, rewinding, fast forwarding or recording TV shows. On top of that users can transfer individual photos from the phone to the TV or view stored photos in a slide show.
Users can also import favorites from the TV to the Droid and then use the phone to pull up these channels on any FiOS TV. If your phone rings, the Droid will automatically mute the TV for you. According to Verizon, setup is a breeze. Download the app from the Android Market and then pair it with the WiFi network using the Mobile Remote Widget on the TV. Once you register your phone number, you’re off and running!