Download Movies To Your Tivo from Amazon.com Unbox Video Download Service
Link Your Tivo to Amazon’s Video Download Service (this part is FREE) and get a $15 promo credit for your first downloads!
LINK YOUR TiVo ACCOUNT TO AMAZON IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES:
1. You’ll be asked to log into your Tivo.com User account. Simply enter your User ID + Password and that’s it!
2. Basically, you just give permission for Amazon’s Unbox Video service to move files through your Tivo account over the web directly into your TiVo box in your home!
3. When you’re done, your Amazon.com page lists all the registered TiVo boxes through the service and you can select different movies and then push them to your TiVo’s NOW PLAYING screen!
As of March 2007, there are over 1,450 downloadable movies, tv episodes, etc from Amazon.com Unbox Video Service
Here’s the FAQ section from Amazon.com:
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 Series2™ or Series3™ DVR can download and play Unbox videos. Sorry, this service is not available for DIRECTV TiVo subscribers, TiVo Series1™ owners, or TiVo subscribers who use a telephone phone line to access the service.
Do I need to install any special software on my PC to use the service?
No, you can use the standard web browser on your PC or Mac to purchase your videos at Amazon Unbox and to download them directly to your TiVo DVR.
How does the quality of Unbox videos compare to the quality of shows recorded by my TiVo DVR?
Unbox videos watched on a TiVo DVR are of equal or better quality than videos recorded at the Best Quality setting on a TiVo Series2 DVR.
Which Unbox videos can I download and watch on my TiVo DVR?
You can download thousands of titles from leading studios and networks to watch on your TiVo DVR. To identify videos that are available for download to your TiVo, just look for the TiVo logo on the detail page of your favorite movie or TV show.
Where can I find my downloaded videos on my TiVo DVR?
Your downloaded Unbox videos appear in your Now Playing List with the rest of your TiVo content, just where you would expect them to be!
If I delete my Unbox videos from my TiVo DVR are they gone forever?
Amazon Unbox stores your purchased videos in Your Media Library for re-download – so your videos don’t have to take up all the space on your TiVo DVR. (Please note that due to licensing restrictions certain new release movies are unavailable for re-download for an unspecified period of time starting 90 days after their release date. While these movies can be viewed as often as you like during this window, they cannot be re-downloaded from Your Media Library.)
How long does it take to download an Unbox video to my TiVo DVR?
Download times vary depending on your actual Internet connection speed, the speed of your home networking hardware, and the length of the video. With a fast broadband connection (5 Mbps), a movie can download in about an hour, while a 1-hour TV episode can download in about 30 minutes. However, on a slower broadband connection (less than 1 Mbps), a movie can take up to 5 hours.
Fortunately, the Unbox RemoteLoad feature allows you to order from Amazon.com and download anywhere. So, you can order a video while at work and it will be ready to watch by the time you get home.
Can I use TiVo Home Media features with my Unbox videos?
While the TiVoToGo™ and Multi-Room Viewing features have been disabled to meet rights holder requirements, the Amazon Unbox RemoteLoad feature allows you to download your videos directly to up to 2 PCs or TiVo DVRs at any time.
How many copies of my Unbox videos can I have downloaded at one time?
Your videos from Amazon Unbox can be downloaded on up to 2 PCs or TiVo DVRs and 2 portable devices at any one time.