News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday December 19, 2012.
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Redbox Instant, the subscription movie streaming service from Verizon and Redbox, is now available. Redbox confirmed last week that it would launch before the end of the year, and the on-demand streaming service has begun operating for select users. A launch page is now available and accepting requests from users interested in participating in a private beta period. The invite-only program will "gradually" being rolling out access today for people on the waiting list, but there's no guarantee of acceptance.
As expected, a Redbox Instant app for Android and Apple iOS has been released in conjunction with today's launch. The apps can instantly stream movies to any phone or tablet running a Android 2.3 or later, or iOS 5 or later. Redbox includes a full library of more than 5,000 titles and shows ratings, a synopsis, and a preview clip for each film. The app offers a free trial, but an invitation code is required. Members who sign-up for the $9 monthly plan can get unlimited movie streaming online or within the app, as well as 4 DVD rental credits at a Redbox location. The Redbox Instant app can also bookmark movies or reserve them at the nearest Redbox location.Redbox
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