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Blockbuster teams up with TiVo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2009 17:36 User comments (5)

Blockbuster teams up with TiVo Blockbuster has announced today that they will begin delivering movies and TV episodes through TiVo DVRs, bringing over 10,000 pieces of content to all Series 2, Series 3 or HD series devices.
Movie rentals will cost between $2 and $4 USD depending on how new the release is, and a purchase will average $15 to $20 USD.

Additionally, Blockbuster will begin selling TiVo DVRs in all their retail stores.

The move is in response to rival Netflix's huge push into the movie/TV streaming market, in which it has already signed deals with Microsoft, LG, Samsung, and others.

"Ultimately, our vision is to work with TiVo so that their subscribers can access movies not only through our OnDemand service but also from our stores and through our by-mail service as well,"
said Jim Keyes, Blockbuster's chairman, added.

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5 user comments

125.3.2009 20:49

We have this feature avalible in australia however there is no cost involved depending on your isp u only get charged if u have a download charge that may occur soo i hope the blockbuster VOD stays the same in australia.

226.3.2009 11:11

Good move. I have respect for Blockbuster even though I no longer use them and MUCH LOVE for Tivo. Tivo definitively has the best, most user-friendly interface of all DVRs hands-down and sets the standard for the way digital recording should be. I'd like to see Tivo be the standard for all DVRs but that ain't happenin'. Regardless, Good move.

326.3.2009 22:54

good job!

this can meet my needs personally.

The Bones 1-5 dvd and Stargate Atlanris 1-5 dvd are wonderful. edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Mar 2009 @ 13:49

427.3.2009 3:40

mixed feelings here! I have a new Series 3 Tivo, & i have Netflix, & a xbox 360! so i have my choices (also a HTPC) of what to stream to! THe quantity is poor but i love netflix pricing! I cant say it would cost me much if any more but i can get 1 movie @ a time stream all i want for what 8.99 i think?! that's only 2-4 movies threw blockbuster! now i would pay say $15 for a Blockbuster streaming account if they had much more & much newer movies to order! It may be worth Blockbuster if i know i can get NEW movies & only pay when i want that NEW movie that Netflix wont have for a year streaming! so i could definitely see where this works out! It is just VOD which i don't have access with my tivo & cable card setup i currently have now!

52.4.2009 13:57

Is it now called TiVo Buster? LOL

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