First announced in May, and reported last week to be launching soon, Disney content is now available for download on TiVo! Simply navigate to TiVo Central -> Find Programs & Downloads -> Download TV, Movies, & Web Video, and you should see a new item in the menu – Walt Disney Studios. Within Walt Disney Studios you can select from Most Popular, New Arrivals, Browse Walt Disney Studios, and About CinemaNow.
The latter is due to this offering being brought to TiVo through a partnership with CinemaNow, which has digital distribution rights to Disney content. While the offering is currently limited to Disney films, the CinemaNow TiVo page has a FAQ which states:
For now only Walt Disney® Studios rental movies can be watched on your TiVo DVR.
Stay tuned as we are working to add more selections soon.
If you are browsing the CinemaNow website, look for the ‘Plays On TiVo’ logo on the title detail page to ensure this video can play on TiVo DVR.
And back when it was first announced I did check with TiVo and was told it would include non-Disney content from CinemaNow. So we can look forward to expanded content offerings going forward. The current offering features a selection of over 100 Walt Disney Studio titles, including both animated classics like Dumbo and modern blockbusters like Jet Li’s Hero.
This service is available on the TiVo Series2, TiVo Series3, TiVo HD, and TiVo HD XL. The current offering is all SD, but hopefully we’ll see HD content added. You can get more information from TiVo’s CinemaNow/Disney page.