Download NFL games to your DVR with Amazon Unbox

Just a quick note for the sports fans out there: Amazon Unbox now carries NFL games. Right now there are highlights shows for just $1.99 so you can catch the best parts of any recent matchups you missed. If your TiVo DVR is connected via broadband, you can start downloading now from Amazon’s NFL page.

Sure, the main season is over — but on these cold Winter days during the writer’s strike, reliving a football game might be just the ticket. And more playoffs are just around the corner.

3 Responses to “Download NFL games to your DVR with Amazon Unbox”

  1. Davis Freeberg Says:

    This is really awesome, we just need to convince the NFL to start releasing the games on the same day that they air, so that NFL total access subscribers can ditch DirecTV and use cable instead. Every week I get to choose between watching the 49ers lose or the Oakland Raiders get blown out, it gets a little depressing by the end of the season when the games stop mattering. NFL on Unbox would let me watch the teams I actually care about and would help to make up for the fact that I can’t get NFL total access on cable. The only thing that I don’t get is why a 3 hour football game would only be $1.99, when a 22 minute TV show costs the same. If it was up to me, I’d prefer to pay $1 – $2 per hour regardless of the content, instead of getting over charged on the sitcoms.

  2. Davis Freeberg Says:

    Scratch that comment, I just took a closer look at ordering up some of the past Viking games and saw that it was for highlights and not the same game. $1.99 for a 14 minute video seems a little whimpy considering that you won’t actually get to see the game. Its a nice little bonus, but I’d rather be able to watch every play.

    Perhaps even more exciting than Football would be getting access to the old boxing matches. Right now, I’ve been burning Friday Night Fights to DVD, but it would be great to be able to invite friends over before a pay per view event and see the last five fights by a certain fighter. Even if I knew the results of the fight, it would be more exciting to watch both fighters before they stepped in the ring to do battle.

  3. Stephen Says:

    Sorry Davis. I edited my original post to make sure it was more clear these were highlights shows that are currently available.

    I’ll pass on the boxing match idea to the Unbox team.

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