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Topic # 133991 11-Nov-2013 12:16 4 people support this post Send private message

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Quickflix is coming to TiVo on December 9, 2013. With Quickflix, you'll be able to enjoy blockbuster movies and hit TV shows, including programs from the BBC and ITV, straight to your TiVo and other connected devices.


Quickflix will be offering TiVo customers who are new to Quickflix 2 FREE months of unlimited movies and hit TV shows through their TiVo!
Offer is available to new Quickflix members only, between December 9, 2013 and June 9, 2014. Your 2 month trial is valued at $14.99 per month. Your free trial will expire 2 months after registration and you will be charged $14.99 per month thereafter. You can cancel your free trial online at any time after which you can cancel your subscription by contacting Quickflix Member Care on 0800 002 098. By signing up for a free trial, you agree to comply with the Quickflix.
To find out more about Quickflix on TiVo, you can visit http://mytivo.co.nz/quickflixcomingsoon.


The CASPA On-Demand service will be coming to an end on December 4, 2013 to make way for Quickflix. If you have a CASPA Wallet, from December 9, you'll need to close it and choose what you'd like to do with any remaining cash balance in your account.

You'll be able to transfer your cash balance to use on a new or existing Quickflix account to continue enjoying movies on your TiVo. If you transfer your cash balance, you'll also receive a credit for a new release movie from Quickflix!

Pay Per Play credit will expire 2 months after it has been credited into your account. Please note that the free Pay Per Play credit is non-redeemable for cash, and no cash refund, or credits will be awarded for expired credit and cancellation of Quickflix account. Offer period is December 9, 2013 to June 9, 2014.

Alternatively, you'll be able to donate the cash balance of your CASPA Wallet to Make-A-Wish® New Zealand (tax receipts available for donations over $5) or request a refund of your cash balance back to your original credit card.

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  Reply # 930643 11-Nov-2013 12:19 Send private message

WOW this is great news.

I know Quickflix is not that good but its great to see some development going into Tivo. Maybe I dont need to get rid of mine just yet.

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  Reply # 930645 11-Nov-2013 12:21 Send private message

yup just got that as well. I wonder what the cancel quickflix process is like as Im sure they'll require a credit card to sign up.




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  Reply # 930646 11-Nov-2013 12:21 Send private message

Got that too, having tried Quickflix [Free trial] on my PS3 recently, I didn't get too excited by this news. Their selection is limited. The TV selection is really poor and the films are mostly old ones.
The only one I watched all the way through was Soylent Green with Charlton Heston.

At least it shows that the TiVo isn't dead as a platform :o)



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  Reply # 930648 11-Nov-2013 12:23 Send private message

gjm: yup just got that as well. I wonder what the cancel quickflix process is like as Im sure they'll require a credit card to sign up.


It's easy to cancel online. You do need a credit card to start the free trial so they can bill you after it expires.  I set  a reminder to cancel the free trial on the PS3 but ended up cancelling it after the first month.


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  Reply # 930651 11-Nov-2013 12:26 Send private message

Great news. I wondered last week why "Casper" had gone from the menu and was replaced with "On-Demand"

Wonder if they will do HD movies and will it be like Casper / Apple TV and download rather than stream only??




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  Reply # 930652 11-Nov-2013 12:26 One person supports this post Send private message

I never used CASPA other than to test with a couple of music videos. Never set up the CASPA Wallet. It never appealed. Pricing was rubbish and the music videos were rather low quality. May be tempted to look at Quickflix, but will wait and see.

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  Reply # 930653 11-Nov-2013 12:30 Send private message

old3eyes: Great news. I wondered last week why "Casper" had gone from the menu and was replaced with "On-Demand"

Wonder if they will do HD movies and will it be like Casper / Apple TV and download rather than stream only??


We haven't tweaked the menu yet, the only thing right now that should change it, is if you have lost internet connection.
Please double check you are connecting to the service.

Dan

PS, You all know I am on the tech side of things, so no, I can't clarify any more then what's on the webiste at this point.

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Reply # 930657 11-Nov-2013 12:43 Send private message

Good news!  It's great to see this development.

I have been wondering for some time if this was a possibility.  I look forward to checking it out on TiVo.  Hopefully it responds faster than the CASPA interface.  It wasn't particularly enjoyable to use. 


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  Reply # 930672 11-Nov-2013 13:29

Although I'm not sold on Quickflix I sure hope this is a sign of continuing support for TiVo in NZ! You never know, there might be a new model appear on the market as the free digital TV audience will next month be the ENTIRE COUNTRY! I know two people who have had major issues with their certified terrestrial MyFreeview boxes. If they could buy TiVo new I know they'd have one in a heartbeat.

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  Reply # 930674 11-Nov-2013 13:33 Send private message

Well it shoes that TVNZ could have added their on demand service to tivo. Not sure if TVNZ are still shareholders, but tivo is a far better device that that igloo one that they have now got into.
I already have the quickflix app on my tv, so no real advantage to me, unless it does something else. But I guess it is better than nothing on the tv. The problem though is getting some good content on quickflix.

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  Reply # 930675 11-Nov-2013 13:35 Send private message

I wonder if this is a proper app for tivo or if its just the freeview channel quickflix are going to release in "2013"?

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  Reply # 930684 11-Nov-2013 13:51 Send private message

reven: I wonder if this is a proper app for tivo or if its just the freeview channel quickflix are going to release in "2013"?


I pressume it will be an app, like the caspa one, which was essentially an app.
If these devices had tvnz on demand, or mediaworks tv3 and 4, it could be a killer device.

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  Reply # 930688 11-Nov-2013 13:53 Send private message

u would also wonder what the point of making a dedicated app for a dying device, when the freeview channel should work, unless its just the freeview channel basically wrapped up or something.

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  Reply # 930748 11-Nov-2013 15:03 2 people support this post Send private message

reven: u would also wonder what the point of making a dedicated app for a dying device, when the freeview channel should work, unless its just the freeview channel basically wrapped up or something.


It may suggest that there is something new is coming with tivo devices in the future. It is a great freeview pvr, for what it is and it's price.

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  Reply # 931008 11-Nov-2013 19:31 Send private message

Hey Everyone!

Good to see discussion is live and well in regards to Quickflix and TiVo. Feel free to shoot some questions my way and I'll be sure to check this regularly and answer them as best I can.


Thanks!




Nathan Brunning Quickflix - Customer Relations Executive

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