As soon as I received the email, I ran into my living room and turned on the TiVo. Sure enough, there was a new featured item boasting the new Netflix on TiVo feature. I immediately selected it and was presented with options depending on whether or not I was already a Netflix customer.
Since I am a Netflix customer, I selected that option and a new screen appeared with a giant four character code. Instructions told me to go to http://www.netflix.com/activate to enter the code. I went back to my computer, went to that web site address, entered the code and seconds later received a confirmation that everything was now configured properly.
When I went back to my TiVo, the movies in my Instant Watch Netflix queue were already displaying on the screen. Wow!
Passed the “two-year-old could do this” test
Other technology companies of the world, listen to me very carefully. This was the easiest registration process I have ever experienced. You all could learn from Netflix and TiVo on this one.
From here on out the process will work like this. When I want to instant watch a movie from the Netflix collection, I go to the Netflix web site on my computer, find a movie and add it to my Instant Watch queue. Then I go back to my TiVo, click the Video on Demand option, select Netflix and the movie I just added to my queue will be displayed on the screen.
From there, I just highlight and select the movie title with my remote and the movie will start playing within a few seconds.
Well done, Netflix and TiVo!