Verizon's Redbox Instant app now available for iOS and Android Beta testers
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.
source: RedboxInstant, AndroidPolice via TechCrunch
2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
uh oh guys...looks like it's not going to work with rooted devices.
3. abeauchamp (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
This app only will work is you phone is not rooted. If the phone is rooted you will get an error: Oops " redboxinstant can't run on this device"
4. blahb (Posts: 47; Member since: 16 May 2012)
No support for root Android users. Oh well, guess I won't be subscribing.
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm just gonna wait for the boys at xda to work something out.
6. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
Sadly, I understand why they don't allow rooted devices, if your device is rooted then you can exploit the app to record the video file to your device. Smart bas***ds. Hopefully XDA will figure out something soon!