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Tivo teams up with Paypal.....

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by aadam101, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Perhaps this will require the newer models of TiVos to work, thus making the older ones even more valuable as they won't be subjected to the ads.:D
     
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    TiVo already has my credit card, so I'm not sure why they need PayPal.
     
  4. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Why would broadcasters have a problem with it? If it makes commercials actually work then they become more valuable. Thus, broadcasters would love it.
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Good idea. See a movie advertised in showcases, you're able to buy the ticket right then.
    I commented to TiVo through one of their surveys that I'd like to see more use of the Showcases by advertising new movies and upcoming TV shows.
    Hopefully they are taking my advice. :p

    The only thing I know of is Amazon VOD where you can rent or purchase movies and TV for the Tivo.
     
  6. etz

    etz New Member

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    They have my card too......the one that was in effect when I purchased lifetime service. Can't buy anything with that now though.
     
  7. etz

    etz New Member

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    Wasn't there some stupid thing where you could order pizza or something?
     
  8. parzec

    parzec Wizard of Oz

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    How many partnerships has Tivo announced in the past that never amounted to anything? Butt if this actually happens, it could be interesting....I actually click quite a few of their free offers....might be tempted to click some pay ones, too.
     
  9. parzec

    parzec Wizard of Oz

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    Lol! Tivo can't figure out how to make their mobile apps work properly with anything older than a Premier...but something tells me that if this Paypal deal happens, it will work in almost every model except the most ancient. Where there a will, there is a way.......
     
  10. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    It seems TiVo may or may not have done this. I honestly don't remember it ever happening. I think I only remember the announcement. Can anyone confirm if this actually happened?


    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2326249,00.asp
     
  11. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    I've used the Amazon VOD a couple of times but not recently so don't know if anything has changed. It required going into your Amazon account and setting things up so when the request came through your Tivo it would automatically get billed to your Amazon account. Doesn't sound like quite the same deal as the PayPal thing.
     
  12. seattlewendell

    seattlewendell New Member

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    Yes it did happen for very very brief period of time. When watching a TV commercial a thumbs up would appear in the upper right-hand corner, when you hit the thumbs up button, it took you to a screen where you could buy the product. It was not a great experience. It was a little bit like hitting a bullet, with a bullet. You had to have an Amazon account, linked to your TiVo, with one click enabled. One click is not enabled by default because it lets you bypass the checkout process.
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    See the link in post #10. The Paypal thing is very similar to the Amazon thing that no longer exists.
     
  14. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Ah, ok, I was fixating on the Amazon VOD thing, not on the ability to buy other products.
     
  15. shipspeed

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    yeah, wouldn't it be easier for tivo to bill my credit card on files vs. entering in my paypal credentials?
     

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