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TiVo and Amazon to let you buy stuff from the comfort of your couch

by Brad Linder, posted Jul 22nd 2008 10:58AM
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Amazon and TiVo are teaming up to make short work of the infomercial. Well, that's not exactly how the companies are promoting the new "Product Purchase" feature. TiVo customers will be able to order items from Amazon using their TV, TiVo, and remote control. No web browser or computer necessary. And no need to place your order in the next 15 minutes to get a free bonus gift.

Users will see links to products popping up in various parts of the TiVo interface. For example, if you're looking at a listing for a late night talk show, you might find links to buy books, CDs, or DVDs from that night's guests.

The advantage of ordering from TiVo is that you can make impulse purchases while watching a program, while recording the rest of the program in the background for later viewing. Of course, as anyone with a penchant for picking up candy and trashy magazines in the grocery store checkout lane can tell you, it'd be nice to have the choice to opt-out of the service in order to avoid impulse purchases.

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this is very nice work from tivo.

March 24 2012 at 1:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Unless you want to be charged twice at the same time, do NOT use Amazon for any purchase at all. They charge you twice to hold your money for their own greed. Amazon did this to me, and caused my checking account to actually BOUNCE. I was carefully budgeting my account, down to the penney, but bounced because of Amazon!

September 25 2008 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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