Redbox Instant aims to give Netflix a run for its money

Associated Press:

Later this month, Redbox will offer an unlimited streaming-video plan that includes movies from Warner Bros. and pay TV channel Epix, along with four nights of physical DVD rentals, for $8 a month, or $9 a month if customers want Blu-ray discs.

The service will stream video on iOS and Android devices, along with select products from Samsung and LG, according to Redbox’s press release.

The service is designed to augment Redbox’s existing offering; the company provides automated kiosks that allow customers to rent recent top movie releases on Blu-ray and DVD for as low as $1 a day. The service also provides video game rentals, though that isn’t included in the streaming-video service.

  • Domicinator

    So now it’s just a question of content–will they have more, less, or the same content as Netflix and Amazon? If it’s not drastically different, it’s simply yet another streaming service with all the same crappy movies.

    • Tvaddic

      Less, they said they will focus on movies, and not tv. And all the deals they said they had, Netflix already has.

      • Domicinator

        Ugh–I was excited for a second there.

    • E K

      Doesnt matter if they have more or less content.

      Netlifx is available outside the US. Redbox is not

  • I’ve thought for a long time that netflix should buy redbox. Now look. They should buy gamefly too.