After a simple one-time registration process to link their TiVo and Amazon.com accounts, TiVo owners can now select a TiVo DVR as a RemoteLoadâ„¢ download destination for purchased or rented videos. In addition, if you register your Tivo DVR for Unbox on TiVo by April 30th you will receive $15 in free videos (not available for DIRECTV TiVo subscribers).
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (via the Unbox website):
How does the Amazon Unbox on TiVo service work?
Using Amazon Unbox on TiVo is easy. After a simple one-time registration process, you will be able to select your TiVo DVR as a RemoteLoad download destination each time you purchase or rent a video from Amazon Unbox at amazon.com/unbox. Your Unbox video will download directly to your TiVo DVR.
How is Amazon Unbox on TiVo different than other options for watching digital videos on my TV?
Unlike most digital video-to-TV services, Amazon Unbox on TiVo is not an extender service so you don’t have to somehow connect your PC to your TV or extender device. Instead, your TiVo DVR communicates directly with the Unbox service through your home network, so your videos get downloaded directly to your TiVo DVR, where you already watch your favorite movies and TV shows.
Which TiVo DVRs can play videos from Amazon Unbox?
Any broadband-connected TiVo Series2â„¢ or Series3â„¢ DVR can download and play Unbox videos. Sorry, this service is not available for DIRECTV TiVo subscribers, TiVo Series1â„¢ owners, or TiVo subscribers who use a telephone phone line to access the service.
Read all the FAQs here.
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