A few weeks back word dropped that Redbox would be bringing an instant streaming service to the Xbox 360. Initially, the beta for the service was only available for computers and internet ready TV's. Now that a few weeks have gone by, the Redbox Beta is over, and the app is available for the Xbox 360.
The "Redbox Instant by Verizon" is bringing various films and TV shows from the Redbox service to the Xbox 360. Before you drop that Netflix instant streaming subscription, you should know that Redbox's Instant streaming service offers most of what's already on Netflix, and in some cases, a little less.
The app is free to download, but you'll have to pay a monthly fee to use the service. While the service will lack some movies and shows available on say Netflix and Hulu, and Crackle, it does offer kiosk DVD rentals and unlimited streaming for $8 a month. The kiosk rentals will allow you to rent new movies that won't be available on the streaming service for a period of time.
Customers have two choices for subscriptions. The first is four kiosk DVDs and unlimited streaming for $8. The second is a Blu-Ray version of the same deal for $9 a month. Of course Redbox is offering a one-month free trial for those who just wanna test the waters.
Should Redbox provide more movies, TV shows, and even games via the service, there's no doubt it can take on Netflix. For now, it's a good addition to your app library if you've gotten rid of Cable and a Dish.