updated 04:25 pm EDT, Tue October 20, 2009
Extends Mac content to set-tops
Verizon has introduced a Mac version of Media Manager, its media extender software for FiOS TV subscribers. The program is meant exclusively for FiOS DVR set-tops, and lets users listen to iTunes music on a TV, including specified playlists. Images can meanwhile be shared out of iPhoto libraries, viewed by event and/or in slideshow form, the latter with music if assigned in advance.
The Mac app requires Mac OS X 10.4, along with iTunes 7, QuickTime 7 and iPhoto 6. Notably missing are some features of the Windows edition, including Internet video, automatic scanning of media folders and the ability to import files from flash drives or non-Apple phones and media players. Both programs are free downloads from Verizon's website.