Verizon's Redbox Instant app now available for iOS and Android Beta testers

Verizon's Redbox Instant app now available for iOS and Android Beta testers
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.

source: RedboxInstant, AndroidPolice via TechCrunch


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6 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

sweet! just signed up! c:

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

uh oh guys...looks like it's not going to work with rooted devices.

3. abeauchamp

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 27, 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: 48; Member since: May 16, 2012

No support for root Android users. Oh well, guess I won't be subscribing.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm just gonna wait for the boys at xda to work something out.

6. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 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!

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