Blockbuster On Demand Movie Rentals Finally Live On TiVo

Blockbuster On Demand Movie Rentals Finally Live On TiVo

Both Blockbuster and TiVo confessed that a partnership was in the works, and now we've finally got the confirmation we so desperately yearn for. Starting right now, TiVo owners (that includes Series2, Series3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL users) can access Blockbuster's growing library of On Demand films right from their set-top box. No extra boxes required, no going to the movie store--just fire up your TiVo (like you do every night anyway!) and get the renting.

The movie streaming service has been a long time coming on TiVo; we've been waiting since the original announcement in March. But now that it's here, users can look forward to film rentals ranging from $2.99 for classic hits to $3.99 for new releases. Blockbuster has committed to expanding its movie library over the coming weeks and months, and while no HD films are available to rent just yet, they'll be coming soon as well. In addition, TiVo DVRs will be sold at thousands of participating Blockbuster retail locations, so you can see the partnership runs deep.


"When people see BLOCKBUSTER on their TiVo DVR, they'll instantly recognize that they have a movie lover's trusted source of entertainment at their fingertips," said Bruce Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of BLOCKBUSTER On Demand. "We're thrilled to give consumers another way to enjoy the movies they want most now with the convenience of their TiVo remote control in the comfort of their living room."

To access the service, TiVo subscribers click into the "Video on Demand" screen from TiVo Central where they will see the BLOCKBUSTER logo. From there, subscribers can browse and discover BLOCKBUSTER On Demand content available to rent.

For more information on BLOCKBUSTER On Demand delivered via the TiVo service visit www.tivo.com/blockbuster.


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I now pay $17.95 a month for NetFlix and that gets me 3 movies at all times, switched out as I send them back and replaced with the next movie on my 'list'.

But I also get to watch an unlimited number of Flix on my computer. AND,.... I get to stream movies to my Roku device that runs off of my wireless internet connection and sits in my bedroom where I have surround sound and a 42" flat screen Panel. Roku gives me movies in HD quality and works really well. All of these extra perks are free. So I get on the average, about 30 movies per month for my $17.95 fee.

Blockbuster cannot compete with NetFlix. Not even close,......no way.

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I find it hard to get excited about this too.

Maybe I'm suffering from movie overload. There are on-demand/download movie services everywhere now. I can't even use the PS3 store without having movies swung at my head. They added On-demand movies to our local cable a while back, and I still haven't even used it. I've got boxed set DVDs that I've never even opened because I don't want the stuff in my DVR to expire before I get to it.

It's a wonder the movie industry hasn't toppled from oversaturation, like the great videogame crash of 1983.  I saw this in the PPV list, so you can't tell me the movie industry has better standards for their products.

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If this was an attempt to get the better of Netflix, Blockbuster has failed. For the reasons realneil and 3vi1 stated, Netflix offers much better value and blockbuster is only now entering an already crowded marketplace for on-demand content.

I'm surprised they're still in business.

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I like Hulu :) that just me...

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I wish this was available to the Tivo users on DirecTV. :-(

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