Redbox Instant beta launching this month on iOS and Android

Back in February, Redbox and Verizon announced that they were teaming up on a streaming movie service to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu. This morning, the company issued a press release stating that the service will be rolling out this month, and provided a few additional details about what potential customers can expect. When the full service launches in early 2013, customers will pay $8 per month for unlimited streaming and four Redbox disc rentals per month at any of the company’s kiosks, though you can upgrade to Blu-Ray discs for just $1 more.

Streaming will be available via the web, iOS, Android, Samsung and LG Smart TVs and players, as well as Google TV. No word yet on how large a streaming library Redbox Instant will provide, though it’ll likely be comparable to Netflix and Amazon Instant Video with one notable exception. Redbox Instant will not offer any streaming TV shows, instead opting to be the streaming service for movie affectionados. If you’re interested in Redbox Instant, head over to the company’s site and sign up for email updates. The service will launch to beta users by the end of the month, and will be widely available in early 2013.

[via Engadget]

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