The new Redbox Instant provides a cheap streamed content for who want access to their content anytime and on any device. Best known as the company that placed red kiosks in convenient locations around your area have jumped into the streaming game. You can still visit a kiosk for games and movies but for $8/month, Redbox Instant by Verizon provides subscribers with convenient instant access to thousands of popular movie titles and four one-night credits per month to be used on movies that can be reserved at local Redbox kiosks. Interested in streaming only? That will be $6/month.
Viewers who don’t want to pay a monthly subscription have the option of buying movies to stream or download individual titles. Redbox Instant allows users to start watching downloaded content anytime within 30 days and once it’s started, you can watch it as many times as you want within 48 hours.
But will foregoing the monthly subscription really save you money? Redbox admits that they charge more for streaming rentals via Redbox Instant than movies from local kiosks. Redbox says this is because of the higher cost of digital content than movies on physical discs. The price of various titles can be found by clicking on the movie posters found on the Movies page.
Redbox Instant by Verizon works with Macs, PCs, iOS and Android devices, internet connected Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and home theater systems, Google TV devices, and Xbox 360 gaming console. Functionality for Roku users is coming this summer while PlayStation 3 connectivity comes in the fall. If a Sony PS4 is on your holiday wish list, Gigaom reports that your gaming system will be able to get additional content from Redbox Instant.
Redbox Instant offers a 30 day free trial to give the new service a try.
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