Verizon’s Redbox Instant Launches Beta

Redbox Instant by VerizonRedbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now gradually rolling out to users in private beta after being teased earlier this month. The service offers unlimited streaming movies, plus 4 DVD credits and includes a free, one month trial. Redbox Instant is launching at an $8 per-month subscription price, in direct competition with Netflix’s streaming services. Its unclear as to how many streaming deals have already been secured by Redbox, but we do know that titles from EPIX will be included. As we’ve previously detailed, Redbox Instant will be available online via your browser, as well as on iOS, Android, Samsung Blu-ray Players and TVs with SmartHub, LG Smart TV and Google TV. Additional devices will be announced over time.

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Shelly Palmer

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  1. TomasHunter says:

    Thanks for the info, Shelly. I just shared your article with a few people around my DISH office who might find it interesting. I just signed up for the beta too. I want to see the new service in comparison to my Blockbuster @Home service from DISH. They both offer DVDs, video games, blu-rays as well as streaming. The big difference for me might be going to the kiosk. I like how Blockbuster delivers through the mail; I don’t have to wait outside in the cold and in the snow while standing in line to use the box.

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