Redbox, the rental DVD service recognizable by none other than their red service stations located outside of 7-11's and super markets all across the nation, announced a partnership with Microsoft today. Redbox Instant will become a Xbox 360 console exclusive offered through Verizon at first, than moved onto other gaming consoles upon initial release. No date was given, as BETA codes are still being handed out. Redbox had this to say:
"Xbox 360 is the exclusive gaming and entertainment console launch partner for Redbox Instant by Verizon. A Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription package, priced at $8 per month for DVD or $9 per month for Blu-ray, combines four one-night credits for the latest movie releases at Redbox kiosks with access to a great catalogue of popular movies available for unlimited streaming. Through the app, Xbox 360 movie fans can also purchase and rent the newest digital releases without needing a subscription. Redbox Instant by Verizon combines disc + subscription, purchase and rental viewing choices into a compelling destination so movie fans can always find a movie to enjoy."
Great news for movie aficionados everywhere, as it is just one more multimedia application available for gaming consoles.
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