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Netflix: Roku, LG, Samsung, now TiVo! What’s next?

October 29th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 7,439 Views


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On Thursday Netflix and TiVo are expected to announce partnership to deliver Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” movie streaming service to TiVo digital video recorders with HD capability. Netflix has recently gained significant ground in streaming video services via numerous partnerships hardware and content providers. For example, the alliance with LG and Samsung has resulted in firmware upgrades and even new model lineups of their Blu-Ray players and possibly upcoming TV sets with Netflix movie streaming capabilities. Likewise, on November 19 Microsoft expands its Xbox Live network to stream Netflix movies to XBox 360 consoles (also HD-capable !) and gives a new name to the new expanded service:  “New Xbox Experience” (NXE).

The users of DVRs from TiVo partners such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable will not be able to use the new Netflix streaming feature – these boxes have networking disabled. However the new partnership may help TiVo to sell more of their own brand’s boxes, which already are capable of playing content from Amazon.com, Disney and others.

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