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Failed streaming service Redbox Instant to shut down on Tuesday

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 05 Oct 2014 8:05 User comments (2)

Failed streaming service Redbox Instant to shut down on Tuesday

Redbox Instant, the streaming service built as a joint venture by Verizon and Redbox, is going the way of the dodo.
The company's service will shut down at 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, and users can continue to stream films or use kiosk credits for the next couple of days.

In their release, the company confirmed that the streaming service was a failure, explaining that "the service is shutting down because it was not as successful as we hoped it would be. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to entertain you."

All users who have paid for a monthly subscription but did not receive a full month of service will get a full refund. Refunds will be credited on October 24th.

Redbox added that the app for your smartphone, smart TV, set-top box or game console will go inactive and then be deleted automatically from your device.


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2 user comments

16.10.2014 07:29

I can't say that I didn't see this coming, as prior stories hinted at the problems they were having, but honestly I won't miss it very much. Compared to Amazon, their selection of 'subscription' movies were sadly lacking. The only good part was the 4 free rental credits each month, but even with that, our past several trips (or browsing the app) to The Box ended up being fruitless...either we had already seen their 'new releases', had no desire to see any of them, or my girlfriend wasn't into seeing what I wanted to that night.

26.10.2014 13:49

I bet Netflix is laughing all the way to the bank with this.

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