Have you wondered how to add widgets to Fios TV? Do you want to easily access Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney Plus, etc via Fios widgets?
In the old days, we used to set up widgets on desktop computers so that we would have easy access to our favorite programs or content when we wanted it.
Widgets are quite useful and allow us access to a multitude of applications.
In theory, a widget is an application that provides local information on the basis of a zip code, such as the weather, ticker, news, etc.
When you select it, the widget appears at the top of the screen while you watch TV.
In addition, popular streaming services like Hulu, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime can be found directly on the main screen from where they can be launched immediately.
Because Fios TV does not have android specifications, individual android smart applications like Prime Video, and Disney Plus Hulu cannot be installed on it, however, it does have channels like 838 for Netflix where we can access them.
With the addition of widgets to Fios TV, we are looking for a way to add other streaming applications directly onto the home screen so they can be accessed with one click
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Can You Add Widgets To Verizon Fios TV?
Fios supports widget features, which allow you to add various widgets like weather, ticker, etc. directly to the main menu.
As far as streaming applications are concerned, aside from Netflix, you will not be able to use the direct widgets in Fios TV because these widgets aren’t included.
There is a workaround to the problem, which I will explain later in this guide if you wish to add widgets for streaming apps other than Netflix.
How To Add Widgets On Fios TV?
You can easily add widgets to your Fios TV by following these steps:
- You can set up a widget by pressing the widget button on your Fios remote control
- Follow the on-screen instructions by clicking the widgets or the “A” button
- You can change or set your zip code
- Select Widget > Options > OK by pressing the Widgets or “A” button
- Lastly, follow the on-screen instructions and the widget will appear on your TV’s home screen
Note: You might not be able to find information in all areas, so enter a zip code close to where you live to see what information is available.
In the above steps, you can add simple widgets, but if you want to add widgets from different streaming applications, you will need to do it differently.
How To Add Disney Plus To Fios Widget?
What should be said instead of how to add a Disney Plus widget is can you add the Disney Plus Widget to Fios TV?
It’s impossible to do that because it’s not possible to do that currently.
Although Verizon might add that in a future update, as of now only YouTube and Netflix are available on the set-top box.
However, there is a workaround if you wish to add a Disney Plus widget to your Fios.
If you have a streaming device like a Smart TV, Firestick, Apple TV, or Roku, you will need to download the app on the device.
With this widget shortcut, you’ll be able to access Disney Plus easily.
How To Add Amazon Prime Widget To Fios TV?
Have you ever wondered whether your Fios TV can get Amazon Prime Widget?
If you would like to add an Amazon Prime widget to Fios TV, you will need a Fire Stick TV streaming device.
In this section, I will show you how to add the Amazon Prime widget to your Fios TV.
Fios TV does not include Amazon Prime Video as a pre-installed or pre-added feature, so it must be added separately with the help of a Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, etc.
In short, Verizon Fios TV does not support Amazon Prime Video at this time; you will need to add an Amazon Prime widget using an external streaming device.
If you are interested in learning how to add Amazon Prime to Fios TV, here is how to do so.
To add the Amazon Prime widget to Fios TV if you have a Fire TV Stick and are an Amazon Prime Video member, follow the steps below.
- Activate the Fire TV Stick and connect it to your TV.
- Log in to the My Fios app or My Verizon account.
- If available, click on ‘Add-Ons’.
- Click on the ‘Amazon Redeem Now button.
- Before clicking ‘Go To Amazon’, make sure you’ve read the Terms & Conditions.
- Make sure you are logged into your Amazon Prime account with your details. If you do not have one, create one.
- Your cart will be updated with the Amazon Prime offer.
- The last step is to add the Amazon Prime widget to your Fios TV.
Adding the Amazon Prime Video widget to Fios TV is as simple as that.
How To Add Hulu Widget To Fios TV?
Verizon’s box does not have a channel for Hulu. As a result, Hulu widgets cannot be added internally through Fios TV’s current settings.
Hulu widget can still be added to Fios TV through a workaround, similar to how Prime Video and Disney Plus can be added.
Therefore, it is necessary for you to use the app on your Roku, Apple TV, Firestick, or Smart TV.
How To Delete Widgets On Verizon Fios TV?
Getting rid of Fios Widgets is quite simple, and here’s how you can do it:
- Simply open the Fios TV widget tool, navigate to the ‘All Widget’ screen, and select the widget you wish to remove.
- Tap on the widget you’d like to remove, then you’ll see the buttons ‘remove’ and ‘delete’.
- Click on this button to delete the widget.
Fios TV Widget Troubleshooting:
Unable To Connect To Widgets Server FiOS
If you are unable to connect to the widget server, it is very likely that you are experiencing a network problem.
Since the widgets require the internet to work, they need to be connected to the internet.
In order to fix the problem with your widget, make sure your internet connection is fine, and also try an STB autocorrection.
Last but not least, reboot your router, allow the internet light to come back on, and unplug your cable box for 15 seconds once the internet light has turned back on.
This will fix the issue which you are facing with the widget on your Fios TV.
Helpful: Here’s a helpful video on all widgets available for Fios TV users.
What if I want to change channels while widgets are displayed?
It is possible to change channels by using the up and down arrow keys, however, the number keys don’t work while the widget application is active.
Can I use widgets while watching On Demand titles?
Unfortunately, no. When viewing On Demand programs, widgets will not work.
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Kazhiko Kuro is the Founder of StreamingStash.com. Over a span of 8+ years, He has tested, researched, and written hundreds of articles and guides on how to fix common issues with TVs, streaming media players, streaming services, and related devices. See our Editorial Guidelines and Content Integrity.