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Redbox Instant is a Real Thing and It’ll Cost $6 a Month

by Brandon Russell | December 12, 2012December 12, 2012 11:00 pm PST


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Redbox Instant by Verizon Gets Official

At long last, the joint streaming video deal between Redbox and Verizon has gotten an official name. Say hello to Rebox Instant by Verizon. Verizon and Redbox announced back in February that the two companies would be joining up for a streaming video service some time this year.  Since that time the only other news […]

Redbox Instant Service Pricing and Possible Launch Date Leak Out

If all goes according to plan, it appears that Redbox Instant by Verizon will launch just short of the Christmas holiday. According to screenshots obtained by GigaOm, Redbox Instant is coming together, and the Beta testers of the service have started sharing some information in regards to the service. It appeats that all of us […]

Redbox Instant to Be the Streaming Service?

Despite not yet announcing a name for the joint Verizon and Redbox streaming video service, it seems that the companies may have already settled on “Redbox Instant.” On Monday Verizon and Redbox announced a joint venture for a streaming video service, but declined to announce a name for the service.  Although nothing has been made […]

Redbox has officially partnered up with Verizon to offer a $6 movie streaming service, with plans to go all out in 2013. For the immediate future, however, the Netflix rival will be in an invitation-only beta this month, probably to gauge performance and get early customer feedback.

The joint venture hasn’t exactly been a secret, and really it was only a matter of time before Redbox’s services jumped onto the Internet. With a $6 streaming price, the company is clearly very, very serious about expanding its presence and taking on rivals — Redbox already has a huge stake in the movie rental biz.

According to AllThingsD, Redbox will offer three different plans when it launches to the public, including an $8 a month plan for streaming and renting 4 DVDs a month from the company’s kiosks, a streaming-only plan for $6, and a $9 option that includes Blu-ray discs. In addition, Redbox will introduce a new online store where customers can either rent or buy the newest movies.

What’s great about Redbox is that you can go to a nearby store and pickup a movie for just a dollar, plus tax (or a little more for Blu-ray). Introducing a streaming service only seems logical, but it’s going up against some pretty big competitors. Its advantages lie in its local presence, but it still doesn’t have the catalog others possess, and there’s no word on whether or not the company will jump into offering any TV titles.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...