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Redbox Instant by Verizon video service to shut down Oct. 7

October 6, 2014 |

Only nineteen months after initially launching the Redbox Instant by Verizon online streaming video service will officially shut down on October 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The joint venture between Verizon and kiosk movie rental company Redbox had aspirations … Read More

Redbox Instant by Verizon launches for Windows 8 but only Nokia Lumia

November 26, 2013 |

We sort of get excited here when apps get released for Windows 8 devices. Maybe it’s because of the rarity of such occasions or just the curiosity of applications built for a platform other than Android and iOS. Nevertheless, … Read More

Sony Confirms TV & Video Apps Available Upon Launch of PS4

November 7, 2013 |

Upon launch of the PlayStation 4 on November 15, Sony has confirmed 11 entertainment-focused apps will be available to download. Netflix will be part of the suite, as one might expect, along with competing streaming video platform Amazon Instant … Read More

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ streaming free today on Redbox

May 22, 2013 |

Redbox Instant by Verizon launched to the public back in March, providing both rented and subscription-based streaming of movies much like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. In a marketing move you might call “unexpected,” Redbox is offering free streaming of Peter … Read More

Review: Redbox Instant streaming video service

March 23, 2013 | 1

Redbox Instant Video recently opened to the public in beta mode, so we’d thought we try out the streaming service and see how it compares with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. You probably already know about Redbox, the company (owned by Coinstar) that has successfully placed about 40,000 disc rental kiosks throughout the US. In Feb. 2012, Coinstar and Verizon announced a joint venture that would provide streaming and downloadable titles to subscribers. Officially called Redbox Instant by Verizon, the venture started testing the service by invitation-only last summer. Read More

Redbox Instant Streaming Available To Public **UPDATED**

March 19, 2013 | 2

As of today, the beta testing of Redbox Instant by Verizon ends and the public roll-out of the service begins… and it’s a lot like Netflix’s approach in its early stages.Read More

Redbox Instant streaming beta coming to Xbox 360

February 5, 2013 | 1

Look out Netflix. Xbox 360 owners will soon be able to stream video from Redbox Instant by Verizon. Existing Redbox customers will be getting an email within the “coming days” with a unique code to download the app. What day … Read More

Redbox testing streaming product

July 25, 2012 | 1

Redbox may be predicting the future of physical media is uncertain or even doomed. The company, which became famous for $1 DVD rentals at kiosks across the country, is now engaged in a venture partnership with Verizon to creating a streaming product. According to an article by Multichannel News, the product is now in testing phases and accessible by invitation only. Read More

Verizon & Redbox to partner in movie rentals

February 6, 2012 |

Sometime this year Verizon and Coinstar (Redbox) will partner to offer customers additional options when they rent videos. Although details such as pricing were not provided, the partnership would allow customers to pay one fee to access movies on several platforms — including physical and digital.  The LLC (in which Verizon will own 65% and Redbox 35%), will leverage on Redbox’s 35,000 kiosks and Verizon’s online video-on-demand services. How much will Verizon and Redbox charge? You might expect Redbox to continue to offer their $1.20 per night fee, with an option to upgrade to a multi-platform rental. After all, there are still movie viewers out there who just want to pop in a disc. It will also be interesting to see if the nightly rental time period applies to the digital format as well. I mean, how many ways can you watch a movie in one night anyway? Click the link below to view the full Press Release. Read More

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