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Tivo in deal with Amazon.com for movies and TV shows to broadband subscribers

MUMBAI: Tivo subscribers can now browse, purchase and rent Amazon Unbox movies and television shows directly from the TV screen via their Tivo box.













The service is available to all broadband-connected TiVo Series2 and Series3 subscribers. They can choose from thousands of movies to rent from $1.99 to $3.99, purchase from $9.99 to $14.99, or thousands of television shows to purchase for $1.99 per episode.

 

Tivo creates television services for digital video recorders DVRs.


Amazon Unbox director Roy Price says, ?We are excited to make Amazon Unbox on TiVo even easier to use by making it possible to purchase and rent movies and TV shows not only on the Web but also with your remote control".


Tivo VP content services Tara Maitra says, ?The ability to purchase or rent movies and TV downloads directly on the TV makes it as easy as possible for TiVo subscribers to access premium content from Amazon Unbox.


?People know how much we love TV at TiVo, but this is just another illustration of how much we love great content in general, be it from the big screen or the small screen. It?s never been easier to unwind on these hot summer nights with a cool classic movie, all without ever having to leave the couch.?

 

Tivo subscribers can now browse, purchase and rent within the TiVo user interface from pre-selected categories of popular movie & TV titles from Amazon Unbox, including movies, kids and family, foreign films.


In addition, Amazon Unbox fully integrates with Tivo?s new innovative search function, Universal Swivel Search, which allows viewers to seamlessly link from descriptions of one program to all others that have common elements, including program name, actors, or suggestions based on other viewers? feedback. With these two browse and purchase methods, customers can easily access thousands of movies, television shows and other video titles that Amazon Unbox on TiVo offers.

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