Redbox is Launching a New Streaming Service

A few years ago Redbox and Verizon teamed up for a movie streaming service called Redbox Instant. That service ended up shutting down a few years ago and any movie purchased there was moved over to what is now the FandangoNOW streaming service. (Formally MGo)

For some time now we have heard that Redbox was working on a new streaming service and yesterday they made it official. The new Redbox streaming beta service will let you rent movies for $4 and streaming it on a growing list of devices including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, LG TVs, Samsung TVs, and the Redbox website. You will also be able to buy movies for $10.

Right now the services does not include any Disney movies as Disney and Redbox are currently in a lawsuit over Redbox selling digital download codes to Disney movies.

Here is how they describe the new Redbox On Demand service:

Redbox On Demand delivers a broad selection of movies to rent or purchase for streaming. The hottest new movie releases including DunkirkThe Lego Ninjago Movie and Flatliners now on EST and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Home Again, Detroit and All Saints now on VOD, and more are now available.

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4 Responses to Redbox is Launching a New Streaming Service

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    GersonT1000 December 14, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    I wish them the best but I see no reason to use them over Vudu, unless that $4 price is for 4K or at least 1080p HD. We really shouldn’t have to pay extra for HD at this point, with any service.

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    TV Barrington December 14, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Redbox movies are roughly around $1.50 to rent for 24 hours (I think it’s more for Blu-Ray). It would’ve been nice if Redbox would have streaming rentals for the same price as their DVD’s. Without having to have those refrigerator size boxes, those DVD’s, and the people to service them, you would think prices would be cheaper. I would be tempted to rent through their streaming service as my top choice.

    Right now, pretty much every streaming service that rents current movies appear to charge about the same prices, so there isn’t nothing out there that seems to make one service really stand out too much from the others, unless you receive something like gift cards, or deal strictly with such services as Amazon and such.

    My current only guess is there must be some sort of set pricing deal between movie companies and the various streaming services that only allow streaming movies for a certain set price.

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      Growler December 14, 2017 at 11:16 am #

      Totally agree. Someone like Redbox needs to be a game-changer with streaming movie rentals. Paying $4+ to stream a rental movie seems too high. Only thing I can figure it is you are paying for the convenience. When will someone break the mold?

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        ModernMode December 18, 2017 at 10:04 am #

        I received an email from Redbox over the weekend. Streaming fees start at $1.99 and go up from there.