Netflix and TiVo are linking up to stream the video renter’s Watch Instantly service to DVRs.
Testing will begin immediately. TiVo customers with HD-ready set-top boxes will have the streaming movies service by the end of the year, the New York Times reported. An eligible subscription to Netflix is required.
The Watch Instantly service will not be available to those using DirecTV boxes with TiVo.
Netflix has been on the move with its online video service, as slowdowns in its traditional mail rentals have battered the company’s bottom line.
Netflix just announced availability of its streaming movies and TV shows to Mac (Intel) users, as well as to owners of some new Samsung Blu-ray machines.
Recent content deals include partnerships with Starz Entertainment, CBS and Disney. A lot of the films offered on Watch Instantly are catalog titles and indie fare.