Microsoft Corporation announced today that the Xbox 360 will get the exclusive console launch rights for the Redbox Instant Service throughout the beta period and for the launch. Microsoft did not reveal when the service would arrive for the Xbox, but they said it would be here “in the very near future.” If you are already a tester, you will get an e-mail with a unique code to access the app on the Xbox 360.
Verizon and Redbox have set up a joint venture to launch a service called Redbox Instant. Redbox Instant is being rolled out in private beta mode. The service has unlimited streaming movies with 4 DVD credits and a free one month trial. Redbox Instant will cost $8 per month and is competing directly against Netflix.
Redbox and Foursquare have teamed up to run a promotion from August 15th to August 24th that will offer discounts to customers who check in to a Redbox kiosk on Foursquare. The dvd rental company has apps for iPhone and Android that provide users with info like Redbox locations and which titles are currently available where. Mashable reports that the check-ins will get customers discounts between ten cents and a dollar.
Movie kiosk company Redbox will soon be entering Netflix’s territory by selling video streaming subscriptions. Redbox president Mitch Lowe said that there will be a single monthly fee that would allow people to watch the movies on multiple devices. Netflix has about 20 million customers for its DVD-mail and Internet streaming subscriptions. [LA Times]
Coinstar CEO Paul Davis confirmed in the pas tweak that Redbox is planning to launch a streaming service. Redbox has kiosks that are spread out across retail chains where people can rent a DVD for $1 per day. For a fixed monthly price, Redbox users will be able to stream an unlimited number of movies. No word on whether it will be an a la carte DVD model or an all-you-can eat DVD model yet. [BGR]
Redbox has been testing video game rentals in certain markets as of this past July. After a successful pilot, Redbox decided to roll out this service to thousands more of their 24,000 kiosks. And it will cost $2 per night. Redbox kiosks can be spotted across certain grocery and convenience stores across the nation. [Consumerist]