Amazon teams with TiVo

Amazon and TiVo are thinking outside of the Unbox.

The companies have begun testing a new service that will let TiVo users watch videos rented or bought over the Internet directly on their televisions.

Full movies and TV shows will be available to TiVo owners who subscribe to the Amazon Unbox service. Unbox lets users watch Internet video and listen to music on their computers--now, that content will be downloadable to the user's TiVo.

TiVo says this new experience differs from other online content sites.

"It's one thing for viewers to be looking at YouTube content online, but when it comes to full-length television and movies, for most people, it's not television until it's really on the TV," TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told Reuters.

Yesterday, retail giant Wal-Mart announced it is jumping into the movie-download business, directly competing with Apple's iTunes.

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Feb 08, 2007
This is a fantastic idea but sadly those of us who have DirecTV DVRs powered by Tivo (DirecTivo's) more thank likely will be left out in the cold again.
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Feb 08, 2007
it sounds good but the price could kill it
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Feb 08, 2007
And the pricetag reads what?
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Feb 08, 2007
That is pretty cool, it something like getting from digital cable.
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Feb 08, 2007
I'ts cool but I really don't mind watching it on my computer, I already do that with other shows I get off iTunes, so I guess I'm just used to it. I might have to check this out though, because my mom hates watching it on the computer.
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Feb 08, 2007
This would be great, but I would never pay for it, I paid for the movie, so why can't I just transfer it over to my TiVo? I shouldn't have to pay a fee just to do that.
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Feb 08, 2007
yes walmart has veronica mars downloads it is great and they are 3 cent cheaper
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