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

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

  • TomasHunter

    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.