Redbox app now supports Windows 8

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Windows 8 users can now download the free app from Redbox that lets you reserve movies and games for pick up at Redbox locations. With the app you can also watch trailers for the latest releases…

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

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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…

Review: Redbox Instant streaming video service

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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 Instant Streaming Available To Public **UPDATED**

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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.

Redbox Instant streaming beta coming to Xbox 360

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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…

Warner Bros. Relents On Rental Release Delay Window

Having stood firm against the 56-day window, Redbox took a risk and won. Their kiosks will now get Warner Bros. DVD and Blu-ray discs 28-days after the sale date

Redbox testing streaming product

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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 & Redbox to partner in movie rentals

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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.

Redbox/Warner agreement expires, but customers benefit

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Redbox has decided not to renew an agreement with Warner Brothers which allowed them to acquire movies directly the studio, instead they will purchase titles “through alternative means” — meaning, retail. This might not turn out all bad though for customers,

Redbox gift rentals via Facebook, Email, SMS

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Redbox is now offering gift rentals via Facebook, allowing you to purchase a 5 or 10-pack of rentals for $5 or $10 respectively (a discount of .20 for each rental). The Redbox Gifts link will be posted to the recipients wall, which they can then print out or view from a smartphone.

Warner Bros. to stall new releases to Blockbuster

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28 Days Later was a scary movie, sure, but 28 days later is an even scarier reality for Blockbuster. Starting tomorrow, that’s the amount of time that Warner Home Video will be delaying new releases to Blockbuster and other video stores. Home Media Magazine reports an agreement between the two sides giving Blockbuster access to new films, a full month before Redbox and Netflix, has expired.

Redbox offers video game rentals nationwide

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After a couple years of testing video game rentals at select kiosks, and expanding to several thousand kiosks last fall, Redbox has now expanded the service to 21,000 kiosks nationwide. Video games will cost $2 a day, which is slightly more than movie discs at $1 for DVDs and $1.50 for Blu-ray Discs.

Redbox launching video game rentals at 21,000 locations

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Redbox will officially launch video game rentals in over 21,000 of its kiosk locations nationwide starting June 17, 2011. V

Redbox expands video game rentals nationwide

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After testing video game rentals for $2 a night in select markets, Redbox has announced it will start offering the service at thousands of kiosks nationwide. The company started testing game rentals about a year and…

Locate a Redbox with text messsage

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You can now find the nearest Redbox kiosk by text messaging “redbox” to the number 50101. You’ll then get a response asking for your zip code. Once you reply back you’ll get another message with the…

Amazon and Redbox go after Netflix

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Netflix subscribers reached 15 million by the end of June this year, an increase of 4.5 million from the same time last year. A large percentage of those subscribers, 61%, had tried streaming movies and TV…

Blockbuster now renting video games by mail

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Blockbuster is now renting out over 3,000 video game titles by mail for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii consoles. The move positions them to compete with video game rental company Gamefly, and gives them…

Redbox expands to CVS/pharmacy stores

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Movie rental company Redbox has announced it will start installing their movie rental kiosks at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide, including Puerto Rico and CVS-owned Longs Drug locations in the state of Hawaii. Approximately 700 kiosks are scheduled…

Redbox now renting Blu-ray Discs

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Redbox has started offering Blu-ray Disc rentals at about half it’s kiosk locations nationwide. The rental fee is cheaper than what we expected — only $1.50 per night — which is .50 less than their video…

Blockbuster brick and mortar biz dead?

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It’s hard to believe the company that opened thousands of stores nationwide and lead the movie rental business soon after launching in 1985 could possibly go belly up. But video-on-demand, kiosks, and movies-by-mail may have toppled…

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