NEWSWEEK -- If your TiVo is net-ready over broadband and you have a Netflix subscription as well, you could ask for your DVDs via download. This is a coach potato's dream. It's total nirvana for someone caught inside the national television stranglehold. With fat broadband pipes, you can now legally download movies over the Net to your television.
Subscribers who belong to both services will be able to download their Netflix DVDs over the Internet directly into the TiVo boxes in their homes, instead of receiving them in the mail. This is a lifesaver for TiVo because it has been caught in the crosshairs of intense competition from big media companies like Comcast and EchoStar, which are putting nearly identical software in their cable and satellite set-top boxes and giving it to customers for free. Now that TiVo has Strangeberry software, its customers can plug a DSL or cable modem into the back of the TiVo device and draw digital content like music and movies off the internet.
Brad Stone -- "I want a movie! Now!"
Xeni Jardin -- "TiVo and Netflix team up to deliver movies to net-connected TiVos"
Matt Haughey -- "Newsweek: Netflix and TiVo to announce partnership, offer downloadable movies"
Image from PVR Blog.
Anil Dash's Links -- "it's an obvious connection"