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Redbox streaming service to cost $8 per month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Dec 2012 15:10 User comments (4)

Redbox streaming service to cost $8 per month Redbox has launched its new Netflix rivaling streaming service.
Dubbed Redbox Instant, the service will debut in beta this month and go live in 2013. The service will cost $8 per month, the same as Netflix.

Additionally, users get four free DVD rentals per month from the company's thousands of kiosks. If you prefer Blu-rays, the service is $9 per month instead of $8.

For launch, the company has signed a deal with Epix, the content provider owned jointly by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate and Paramount. Epix is available through Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well.

Redbox Instant is a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon, with Verizon owning a majority share. The company has a lot of catching up to do, starting with 5500 movies and TV episodes and no original programming.

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4 user comments

114.12.2012 9:13

I'm not impressed with Redbox's selection of movies so for me Netflix would still be the way to go for low quality streaming which I'm not a fan of to begin with. But it is good to see that there is some competition starting up for sure...

214.12.2012 11:30

Well let's see what they offer and the quality of the streams. Maybe an alternate for variety, in the 8$ a month range.

316.12.2012 16:44

Well, all I gotta say about this is good luck, cause you're going to need it guys!

Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

417.12.2012 0:04

Here is the problem motion picture studios still limit what netflix and what redbox will be able to show so the same movies that are on one service will still be on the other so whats the point

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