CustomFlix makes its way to Amazon Unbox on Tivo

  • Seattle (WA) - CustomFlix, an online store that lets users create custom DVDs, will now begin streaming videos to Tivo though Amazon's streaming service.

    Amazon Unbox on Tivo launched last month in response to the Apple TV, but it only allows streaming of videos purchased from Amazon's digital download store.  The addition of CustomFlix to the service opens up the number of videos that can be streamed to TV sets, but it still does not allow videos from other outlets.  

    The Apple TV, on the other hand, can stream any video that has been uploaded to iTunes, even if it was not directly purchased from Apple's online store.

    CustomFlix, which Amazon acquired in 2005, mainly offers independent movies that individual users have uploaded.  It also has a variety of CBS News videos.