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Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%. The price, which has been $1.20 per night, will be raised to $1.50 per night starting December 2. The price for Blu-rays will go from $1.50 to $2.00 per night. Video games will see an even bigger increase going $2.00 to $3.00. “With new-release movies for $1.50 a day, Redbox remains …

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Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

Redbox Instant, which was once considered a possible threat to Netflix, is already shutting down less than two years after its launch. Of course it was really only considered a threat to Netflix before its launch, which was completely underwhelming with a very lackluster catalog compared to the streaming giant’s. Redbox Instant was the result of a partnership between Redbox …

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Blockbuster Closing All Retail Locations

Blockbuster was extremely popular in the 90’s on weekends for bringing popular movies home to watch. Timing was of utmost importance to snag the newest releases for movie night. Business did thrive for the company for many years, and expanded into shopping centers in suburbs and cities throughout the country. Blockbuster announced on Wednesday that it will be closing its …

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Blockbuster Is Closing Its Remaining Stores

Blockbuster’s closing certainly does not come as too huge of a surprise to most people. The whole idea of a video rental store has almost been a thing of the past for several years now, as people continue to use sources such as Netflix or Redbox to watch movies. Several Blockbuster stores were already closed a few years ago throughout …

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Netflix Rival Redbox Runs ‘House Of Cards’ Promotion

Netflix competitor Redbox is running a contest, giving away the first season of Netflix original series House of Cards on DVD. In a post on the company’s “Redblog,” it says: You’ll understand why this new series has earned a whopping NINE Emmy nominations—including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Director—if yours is the name we draw on Wednesday. …

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Redbox Instant Will Soon Be On Roku

Roku announced on Thursday that it will soon be getting Redbox Instant. Roku announced writes in a blog post: We’re always working to bring Roku customers the best range and quality in streaming entertainment, and today we’re excited to announce that Redbox Instant by Verizon will arrive on the Roku platform this summer! Redbox Instant subscribers will be able to …

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Redbox Instant Now Available For Google TV

Google announced today that there is now a Redbox Instant by Verizon app for Google TV. Redbox Instant senior product manager Brad Bowers writes on the Google TV blog, “It’s Friday night and you want to watch a movie. Great! If you have Google TV, now you can enjoy a flick in your living room using the Redbox Instant by …

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Redbox Hits 1M Rentals in Canada in Just 10 Months

Redbox has just hit a major milestone in Canada. In only 10 months after launching the first kiosks outside of Vancouver (and eventually spreading across Western Canada), the company has hit 1 million total rentals. To celebrate this milestone, Redbox is offering specific rental deals to Canadians, which can be found on Redbox Canada’s Facebook page until April 11th. “We’re …

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Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live

Another piece of the Redbox Instant puzzle has just fallen into place, as the Redbox Instant app for Xbox 360 is now available to download. Microsoft first announced the app back in February, saying that it would be coming in the “very near future.” It looks like they were waiting for Redbox Instant to come out of its beta period. …

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Redbox Instant Now Open to the Public

Back in January, at CES, Redox Instant CEO Shawn Strickland said that the service would move out of beta and be open to everyone by the end of March. And it looks like he’s a man of his word. Today, Redbox Instant is officially open to the public. “Disc + digital for everyone! We’re now open to the public,” tweeted …

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Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future”

Microsoft has just announced that Redbox Instant, the company’s streaming video venture with Verizon, will be coming to the Xbox 360 as as console exclusive. “Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox 360 in the very near future,” says the Major Nelson blog. No other details were provided on the exact launch …

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Redbox Instant Will Open Up to Everyone By March

Redbox Instant will be available to everyone in the U.S. by the end of the first quarter, according to a statement from CEO Shawn Strickland today at CES. After a long wait, Redbox Instant by Verizon finally launched in beta last month. It’s a gradual rollout, and as of right now you still need an invitation to be able to …

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