December 18, 2014

Redbox Instant by Verizon pushed to spring 2013

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Sorry to rain on your parade today, but it looks like the Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service won’t be arriving in the next few weeks. Instead, the would-be Netflix-killer is now targeted for spring of next year, according to GigaOm. It’s not all bad news, however, as a public beta is slated for launch later this month. As to whether it is the same experience that rolls out in 2013 remains to be seen.

As a refresher, Redbox Instant by Verizon is a streaming service that will offer a number of options to consumers.  For $6.99/month, users will be able to stream on-demand  movies to Android, iOS, XBOX, PC, and other devices. At $8.99/month you can also score four DVD rentals good for those Redbox units that sit outside of your local drug store. Don’t feel like committing to a monthly plan? Maybe you’ll enjoy the $0.99 a la carte option.

Are you considering signing up for a monthly plan with Redbox Instant?