Dave Zatz Orders Domino’s Via TiVo

Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny took the hit and ordered a pizza from Domino’s via the new TiVo HME application. And he kindly captured the experience on video and posted it to YouTube:

I’d still like to see this expanded to cover local places. I checked it out as well, but the two Domino’s locations it offered me were pick-up only, I’m outside their delivery area. There used to be one a block and a half from my house, but I noticed just a week ago as I drove by that it was gone. So I guess I won’t be trying it out myself.

That aside, the application was fairly simple to use, and I can see this being useful. If it supported places I actually ordered from I think I’d use TiVo-based ordering. I host a regular movie night with friends at my place, and we always order dinner. Right now we do it by passing around take-out menus and I write down what people want, then I call in the order, or sometimes order online from my laptop – if the place supports it. But if people could just put in what they want on the TV screen, we could all see the order, and then place it – that’d really be convenient.

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  • http://www.eyrie-productions.com/ Gryphon

    Darn it! Now where will I not order chicken wings from when I’m down there?

  • celticpride

    So how do you pay for the pizza? do you just have a credit card number on the account at dominos that they use?,or do they add the charge to your tivo bill?

  • http://www.zatznotfunny.com Dave Zatz

    celticpride, cash on delivery.

  • Leo

    It’d be great if they could get the credit card use turned on as well through Tivo, especially seeing as it is already available via their own website.

    Went through and used this myself, and it pulled all the rest of the info from my account accurately. Didn’t place the order as it was pretty late, and I had already made a steak, maybe I’ll give it the full try tonight.