Redbox has grown in popularity ever since being added to 7-eleven locations. With one at almost every location, Redbox has become just as familiar as Netflix. For $1 a day they offer the latest movie releases/video games for rental. Their new online service, which is a joint venture with Verizon, includes a web catalog, mobile app & physical Redbox rentals. Hit the jump for full details.
- Subscriptions start at $6 a month, which gives users unlimited access to the service’s subscription video catalog. That catalog is expected to be much smaller than Netflix’s, but it includes some titles also offered by the competitor, including Killers, Rango, Iron Man 2 and Thor.
- An $8 a month membership adds four Redbox credits to the streaming package that can be redeemed for Redbox DVD rentals. Users will be able to reserve their DVDs from the Instant website and mobile apps. Credits won’t roll-over but expire at the end of each month.
- Redbox Instant also offers VOD rentals and sales of newer titles, which can be downloaded to some devices for offline access. Rentals and sales start at $0.99, and offer access to titles like The Lorax, which will presumably cost a bit more than that.
- Redbox Instant will initially be available on the web, Android and iOS devices, the Xbox 360 and select Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. Customers will be able to register up to five devices to access the service.
- Just like Netflix, Redbox Instant is using Silverlight for streaming on the web.