Blockbuster On Demand Being Pulled from TiVo

Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

This isn't the first device to lose Blockbuster on Demand recently - the install rate has shrunk rapidly.

Blockbuster has just announced that its On Demand movie service is being pulled from TiVos, stating that the newly updated platform will no longer work on TiVo systems. The list of supported devices is shrinking and it looks like Blockbuster On Demand is on the way out.

Of course, this doesn't mean that Blockbuster is quitting the streaming game. The new Blockbuster @Home service that's been rolled out to Dish subscribers could well be on its way to the rest of us. Priced right, this alternative could make Netflix look pretty weak, considering how few 28-day release windows Blockbuster deals with.

The other alternative, of course, is that Blockbuster really has created a version of the Blockbuster On Demand platform that doesn't work with any of the devices currently on the market. Since Blockbuster and Dish seem to like money, we're guessing that's not it.

Source: Engadget

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Tags: TiVo, Blockbuster @Home, Blockbuster On Demand, Dish Network, Blockbuster (all tags)