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Discussion in 'TiVo Search Feedback - Beta Release (Archive)' started by TiVo Steve, Jan 7, 2009.
It would be very cool if you could add Netflix Watch Instantly!
Uh, it's already there on the HD Tivo units.
In the new beta TiVo Search feature(you know, the one this forum is dedicated to )?. I'm pretty sure you still can't add anything to Netflix Watch Instantly from the TiVo interface, which is what I think TiVo Steve was asking for (and which I, for one, would very much appreciate).
Big +1 I'm hoping Tivo well add that.
Yes, if you can add in Netflix watch instantly choices that would put Tivo ahead of other Netflix streamers.
A browsing app to look over what is available just in Stream instantly options would be more useful to my family though.
I'd want both options, ideally!
Agreed - it would be really neat for TiVo to extend the new TiVo search across the Netflix play now library using the Netflix API...
We all agree that it would be cool as well, we all love the Netflix feature here at TiVo too. The Netflix API's have some limitations at this time that makes this level of integration difficult, if not impossible. But it's something that obviously would be useful.
It would be good for Netflix marketing to have their content appear in a search. The more results non Netflix subscribers see the more likely they may be to join. Netflix.com is wasy to search but to have it done on the TV side really makes a lot of sense, I hope they can be convinced to expand their API to include searching functions.
Well, I'm a NetFlix user, and would love this. But if you can imagine how many hits there might be from NetFlix, I think this would drive non-NetFlix users nuts. It might even drive users crazy. But I'd love to try!
I'm wondering since it does search for Amazon rentals, that they may not add netflix because it would detract from the amazon revenue stream. I'm sure they would rather you rent a movie than watch it from your netflix account.
Just a thought.
I am not going to rent from Amazon when I can do so for free with Netflix. I have not used Amazon Unbox and do not intend to as long as I have Netflix. In fact I would prefer to turn off the Amazon results except I would go to Netflix and order it.
Well, Netflix isn't really free is it?
I get what you're saying and agree 100%.
I already had a Netflix sub when Amazon VOD came along. I considered it a useless feature.
Really? That's a bummer... I can search Netflix and add movies to my cue from an app on my iphone... figured it'd be a snap on the Tivo Guess I'm not surprised to hear the Netflix API has issues though... issues strictly related to the "watch now" content I'd guess?
Thanks for the input Pony.
Boxee and several iPhone applications (including the free PhoneFlix) all allow users to search the Netflix database and add programs to the queue.
If this is done in an 'unofficial' way, Netflix may frown on commercial products and/or licensees (like TiVo) using the same method. If it were permitted, I suspect both TiVo and Microsoft would have that feature in their existing Netflix apps.
you must integrate Netflix if you want this to really help. Seriously. Otherwise I just find it to be a glossy tivo search. You should also make a search engine that truly does hold every movie and show ever made. Even if its not on, you should have the power to study any film, also if that film is not coming on, make a feature in the search to say last time it was.
The catalog for "watch now" on Netflix is severely limited. If you want to watch Batman Dark Knight on your TivoHD from netflix, your beat. Amazon has it for rent as well as alot more new releases. I signed up for the 8.99 Netflix plan, love it but I can't lie and say the library is awesome. its not.
True enough, but if I want to see a movie bad enough, I'll put it in my regular queue and get a DVD.
My point was, why would I want to rent from somewhere else when I'm already paying Netflix.
If were talking about instant on, then thats why you would consider Amazon. Strictly for the "now" factor.
Just a quick question to clarify, as I don't currently have a TiVo HD to check, but are you saying that you can't integrate the Netflix Watch Now with the new TiVo search functionality...or that there is no way to search Watch Now from the TiVo at all?
I currently use a plugin to watch Netflix on the Xbox, and I can view my instant queue and select films from that, but I can also search through the entire catalog (both Watch Now and regular DVD) and add a movie to either queue, all directly from the Xbox interface...seems strange if this can't be done on the TiVo.