Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked

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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 across a help section about the service, which has now been removed from public view. According to Roettgers, the section revealed that subscriptions are priced at $6 a month for unlimited access to the subscription video catalog and $8 a month for that plus four Redbox credits, good for DVD rentals. Users will be able to reserve the rentals from the Instant site, Roettgers says.

The service also provides on-demand rentals and sales, starting at $0.99 with service available on the web, Android, iOS, Xbox 360, and some Samsung TVs and Blu-Ray players.

A possible release date was also revealed, according to the report, as beta testers are told that they won't be able to access DVDs through the subscriptions until December 17.

Of course, being how none of this is public, any of it is subject to change, so we'll have to keep everything here filed in the rumor department for the time being.

Redbox Instant is a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon. TiVo settled litigation with Verizon in September, and part of the agreement involved TiVo and Verizon "exploring, among other things, future distribution of Internet video services" developed through the joint venture - namely Redbox Instant.

Chris Crum
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