Verizon and Redbox have combined to offer Redbox Instant
, a video streaming site that will challenge Netflix on both iOS and Android. While the app has just gone up for both platforms, the service remains in Beta. To sign up for the test, you need to go to the Redbox Instant website (click on the sourcelink) and enter your email address to receive an invitation code that you punch into the app, once it has been installed. After you experience the first month for free, $8 a month will get you unlimited streaming of television shows and movies, plus 4 free DVD rentals at a Redbox kiosk.
Even though Verizon is involved in the launch of the app, the word is that this is not an operator branded app and it will work on all different phone models and carriers; it will also work over a Wi-Fi connection. Can Redbox overtake Netflix in the streaming video space? This is a battle that is just beginning. With the thousands of Redbox kiosks at supermarkets, the app allows users to reserve a particular video
at one of its kiosks. And you can even rent a movie without a subscription for as low as 99 cents.