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Redbox Instant tipped to exit beta in March

Redbox Instant tipped to exit beta in March

If you are excited at the thought of another streaming video service available to battle against Netflix and Hulu, you may already be familiar with the beta for Redbox Instant. Redbox is the kiosk DVD rental service that you can find just about every Walmart location in the country and a lot of other places as well. Redbox Instant began rolling out in late December of 2012 as a beta offering.

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Redbox Instant rollout begins today, get on the waitlist now

Redbox Instant rollout begins today, get on the waitlist now

We were told earlier this month that Redbox Instant would be rolling out sometime later in December, and just in time for Christmas, the movie kiosk service is now rolling out its streaming option for select users. Redbox Instant is launching in beta mode, and while you can send in your email address for the chance to get access, the company is keeping it to a small group of testers.

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Redbox Instant priced starting at $6 per month, will be invite only

Redbox Instant priced starting at $6 per month, will be invite only

Buzz about Redbox's upcoming movie-streaming service, Redbox Instant, has been floating around wildly the past few months, and it's finally almost close to launching. While there still isn't a solid release date for the new service, other than later this month, it's been confirmed that plans will start at $6 per month, which is lower than both Netflix and Hulu Plus.

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Redbox Instant by Verizon details surface, hint at mid-December launch

Redbox Instant by Verizon details surface, hint at mid-December launch

The folks over at Gigaom have scored a variety of exclusive details about the upcoming Redbox Instant by Verizon video streaming service. The Netflix competitor has been slated for launch by the end of the year, but no official details have been released. The service's help section, however, was available publically online, and revealed quite a few details.

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Redbox kiosks in some locations offering ticket sales to live events

Redbox kiosks in some locations offering ticket sales to live events

Redbox and other DVD renting kiosks have put a serious crimp in the traditional retail store rental plan for several companies, including Blockbuster. Redbox rents DVDs starting at one dollar per day and has video game rentals as well. Some Redbox kiosks are trying out a new way to make money by selling tickets to live events in some areas.

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Redbox video game stats shown in infographic

Redbox video game stats shown in infographic

So in case you weren't aware, DVD rental kiosk magnate Redbox decided to step into the world of video game rentals a while back, and the service has now revealed some interesting statistics about how far it has come in its short time in this space. For starters, about 18 million games have been rented. There's much more than that in an interesting infographic that has emerged from the data.

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Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

There's a growing problem among discount video services like Redbox and Netflix - the lack of availability of blockbuster new releases. Disney recently joined fellow studios like 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros in delaying its movies to the rental services. The thought process here is that studios can make more money on actual DVD and Blu-ray sales to consumers.

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Digiboo Redbox rival launches in airports

Digiboo Redbox rival launches in airports

Digiboo is a new company that aims to be something of a mix between Vudu and Redbox - offering a physical kiosk that allows users to rent or purchase a movie in digital downloadable format. The titles will be available on Flash drives, allowing customers to view their content on a laptop, tablet, or other device that has plug-and-play USB functionality.

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Redbox and Universal sign agreement through 2014

Redbox and Universal sign agreement through 2014

Redbox and Universal Studios have announced that they have signed a new multiyear agreement to last through August of 2014. The new agreement will see red box and Universal maintain the existing 28-day delay between the new DVD or Blu-ray launch and the title being available in Redbox kiosks. Apparently, Universal Studios didn't push for a longer delay between DVD and Blu-ray launches and availability for Redbox.

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Redbox offers free game rentals next week

Redbox offers free game rentals next week

In an effort to draw attention away from all the digital streaming and distribution news that has been populating the Web lately, kiosk giant Redbox has announced a promotion where customers can get a free one-day video game rental next week. The promotion runs from Sunday to Thursday, and users must book their reservation online in advance. If they return the game by the next day, there will be no charge.

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Redbox gobbles up Blockbuster Express kiosks for $100 million

Redbox gobbles up Blockbuster Express kiosks for $100 million

It looks like the end is near for Blockbuster, the company is shutting down even more of its retail locations that aren't making money and now there will be even less Blockbuster exposure around the country. Redbox has agreed to purchase the Blockbuster Express kiosks that NCR operates around the country. NCR picked up those kiosks after Blockbuster filed bankruptcy. The purchase will land Redbox 10,000 more kiosk locations.

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Verizon and Redbox partner on Netflix streaming rival for 2H 2012

Verizon and Redbox partner on Netflix streaming rival for 2H 2012

Verizon and Redbox have announced plans to take on Netflix, with an on-demand video streaming service set to launch in the second half of 2012. The as-yet-unnamed service will accompany Redbox's existing DVD and Blu-ray rental kiosks, with subscription services "and more" for streamed video using Verizon's on-demand and download system.

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