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Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

By Chris Crum October 6, 2014

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 …

Redbox Hits 1M Rentals in Canada in Just 10 Months 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 …

Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live 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 …

Redbox Instant Now Open to the Public Redbox Instant Now Open to the Public
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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 Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360

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 …

Redbox Instant Will Open Up to Everyone By March 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 …

Redbox Instant's Early Streaming Selection is Poor Redbox Instant's Early Streaming Selection is Poor
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It’s a given that streaming services aren’t very good when they begin. Netflix’s Watch Instantly service was filled with obscure programming for at least a year before deals were made to provide subscribers with decent content. So, it’s no surprise …

Redbox Instant Finally Here (Kind Of) Redbox Instant Finally Here (Kind Of)
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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). The service is $8 a month (it’s free for one …

Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing? Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing?

Redbox Instant should be launching soon. Reports back in the summer had it pegged to launch late this year. Now, here we are heading into December, and nothing yet (other than the closed beta, of course). GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers stumbled …

Redbox Instant Coming Your Way...Eventually Redbox Instant Coming Your Way...Eventually
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If you’re looking for another way to stream video other than the already available options like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and the like – another service is one step closer to becoming a reality. Back in February, Redbox parent company …