Although it's a notch above what most competing companies offer (read: nothing), Verizon's Media Manager software has been subject to criticism. The software isn't compatible with Macs, it has limited support for media formats, and many say it's downright clunky. Also, since FiOS set-top boxes are Web-connected, the PC Media Manager software shouldn't be required to stream Internet content.
Regardless of its faults, the added functionality is surely appreciated by those who actually use the feature. FiOS subscribers with a Windows PC can download Media Manager here. Non-FiOS customers, or folks who want a similar application with more features should check out Boxee.
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