Redbox Instant Finally Here, Kevin McAllister Ecstatic

    December 19, 2012
    Chris Crum
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The Redbox Instant Twitter account tweeted the big news today. The service (by Verizon) is starting its gradual roll-out (but you do still need to get on the waiting list).

Redbox Instant is here

The service is $8 a month (it’s free for one month), and gives users access to unlimited streaming movies and 4 DVD credits per month.

The U.S. has been waiting nearly a year for Redbox to launch its answer to Netflix Instant, and now the battle should heat up substantially. It will be quite interesting to see how many deals Redbox is able to make to get more content. Right now, the service has a long way to go to catch up to Netflix on that front. It doesn’t even have TV shows, and the movie selection is far less than Netflix, but it is just getting started. Let’s see how it plays out.

The mobile apps are now in Google Play and the App Store (via 9to5Google).

  • http://www.gearsoftech.com Edward

    I wonder why they decided to remove the video. I just downloaded the app, just waiting on my beta code now!

  • Bo

    Stick with Netflix. the only thing in your $8.00 per month Redbox streaming is the low budget horrors. The current releases and good movies are 4.99 each on the Redbox streaming.

  • http://www.mlschattanooga.org/ Ashlee Anderson

    I am really excited about Redbox instant as hopefully the competition will improve both of their services. It seems as though , in my opinion, both have less than adequate number of newer A-list movies. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this will improve the quality of both’s selections.