The New York Times reports on TiVO’s latest endeavor which is to allow it’s boxes to download music and movies directly without a computer. Seems like a good idea to me though who knows if this is even going to work… Akimbo already has a similar service but offers sub-prime content for the privledge of a subscription. Since TiVO has yet to announce a timeline or any content partners or content types (like whose movie and music catalog will be available) we can only assume it will also not be prime stuff.
Unfortunately for TiVO, the cable and sat. guys are already working on other technolgies beyond TiVO. This will have to be a pretty amazing service to convince potential subscribers it’s worth the extra coin