Blockbuster OnDemand coming to TiVo DVRs

Blockbuster's video-on-demand service will be available on most standalone TiVo DVRs in the second half of 2009.

Blockbuster and TiVo mash-up
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Blockbuster will become the latest Internet video-on-demand service to appear on TiVo DVRs.

The two companies announced late Tuesday that they are working to make Blockbuster's service available on all TiVo Series2 and Series3 DVRs (including the HD and HD XL models) in the second half of 2009.

The announcement marks the first non-PC device to support both Blockbuster OnDemand and its archrival, Netflix . TiVo DVRs also support Amazon Video On Demand , YouTube , Jaman , and some Disney movies via CinemaNow.

In addition to Blockbuster's online video service being available on TiVo, Blockbuster will sell TiVo hardware at its stores. The companies will also launch a joint marketing campaign. Blockbuster, meanwhile, already offers its own movie rental set-top box, the 2Wire MediaPoint.

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