Amazon, TiVo Join for Film-to-TV Downloads

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As Wal-Mart launches an online service allowing consumers to download movies onto PCs or portable video devices, Amazon.com counters by working with TiVo to allow consumers to download films directly into their TVs.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And we started our business report with audio downloads, and the last word is about video downloading. Yesterday, we reported on Wal-Mart launching an online service that allows consumers to download movies onto PCs or portable video gadgets. Well, today, Amazon.com - which is already a big player in this business - will launch a new service that allows consumers to download films directly into their TVs.

Amazon is working with TiVo on this. It's part of an industry push to have consumers watch everything on one big screen. In a related development, several companies are competing to be the first to beam movies directly into your head. That's a joke, but the rest of it's real.

And that's the business news MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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