TiVo has partnered with Amazon.com to make HD movies and TV shows available for download from Amazon’s Video on Demand service. The new service is available to all broadband connected subscribers with a Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo HD XL box.
The service will offer hundreds of selections for purchase.
This will include high-definition episodes of current TV seasons for $2.99 as
well as new-release HD movies for rent at prices ranging from $3.99 to $4.99. Special
prices and offers for select content will also be available. The majority of
the titles will be offered with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.
"Consumers are seeking affordable entertainment alternatives to an expensive trip to the movies. With HD downloads for movies and TV shows, TiVo and Amazon can transform any night into a memorable movie experience, all for a fraction of the cost of the theater," said Tara Maitra, general manager and vice president of content services and advertising sales at TiVo Inc. "Our customers now have access to a new world of ultra high quality HD television and movie choices, many of which are available when the DVDs are released, something no other DVR, cable, or satellite company can match."
When searching for content using TiVo Search, HD results from Amazon will be included along with broadcast and cable programs. In order to activate a broadband-connected TiVo DVR, subscribers can log onto Amazon.com at www.amazon.com/videoondemand/tv. After registering, you’ll be able to search and browse the Amazon selections and download them to your TiVo DVR.