Redbox Instant Will Shut Down Streaming Video on October 7th

Redbox Instant, Verizon's Netflix-battling streaming movie service and the companion to the automated DVD rental kiosk in your grocery store's entryway, is shutting down on October 7th at 11:59PM. Better get your binge-watching out of your system now. » 10/04/14 3:35pm 10/04/14 3:35pm

How To Sign Up for Redbox Instant

Sick of Netflix? Verizon's Redbox Instant service-a cheaper competitor-starts rolling out in beta today. Here's how to get in on the action (or at least, on the waitlist). » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

Verizon and Redbox's Streaming Service Is Really Real and Only $6

Verizon and Redbox are officially kicking off a streaming movie service. Sort of. Redbox Instant by Verizon goes into beta this month, and you have to have an invitation to get behind the velvet rope for now. » 12/12/12 9:18am 12/12/12 9:18am

Redbox Is Offering A Week's Worth of Free-Day Game Rentals

Redbox is like your neighborhood weed dealer—you can find it in front of a 7-11 any time, day or night, hawking the latest and greatest in entertainment products—so long as you don't mind doing business on the street corner. And, starting Sunday, you'll be able to sample the wares for a day at no cost. » 2/24/12 9:20pm 2/24/12 9:20pm

Redbox Nabs 35,000 More DVD Kiosks

You might think Redbox, after partnering up with Verizon this morning, is getting out of the disc business. Hardly! The kiosk king is actually beefing up its physical presence. » 2/06/12 6:03pm 2/06/12 6:03pm

Redbox and Verizon Joining Forces for a Streaming Movie Service

Rumors had previously suggested Verizon and Redbox were working on a streaming movie service to go against the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Those rumors were true. The two companies will offer video content on demand, but to what extent still remains to be seen. » 2/06/12 10:19am 2/06/12 10:19am

Redbox Puts the Kibosh on WB's 56-day Waiting Period

While Netflix is happy to kowtow to Warner Brothers Studio's title-delaying demands, Redbox is having none of it. The curbside video rental chain just let its contract with WB expire over the issue—allowing Redbox to rent its WB catalog ahead of the competition. » 1/31/12 11:57pm 1/31/12 11:57pm

We Don't Need Another Freaking Streaming Service

Verizon and Redbox are reportedly gearing up to poop out a TV and movie streaming service. Great. Because what the world needs now is yet another streaming content provider with a nonsensical pricing scheme. Please don't no stop ugh. UGH. » 12/08/11 11:29am 12/08/11 11:29am

Renting a Movie from Redbox Will Cost More Than a Dollar

Redbox, the easiest way to rent a movie for a buck a day, is getting a price hike. And it's a 20% increase! Which makes the price of a Redbox DVD rental a more inconvenient $1.20. Bye, bye dollar days. It's something to do with debit card fees. » 10/28/11 9:32am 10/28/11 9:32am

How to Ditch Netflix and Still Watch (Almost) Everything You Want

You're outraged (OUTRAGED!) that Netflix's price hike has stolen your cheap movie rentals. In fact, you're going to delete your subscription. Forever. Now what? Here's how to replace Netflix in your life, from streaming to shiny plastic discs. » 7/15/11 5:20pm 7/15/11 5:20pm

Redbox Cooking Up a Netflix Streaming Clone

Not content to be left out of the booming streaming movie game, kiosk king Redbox is heading online, the LA Times reports. An upcoming service will offer monthly discs plus streaming. So, pretty much like Netflix. [Slashgear via LA Times] » 2/17/11 10:10am 2/17/11 10:10am

28 Days Later: Blockbuster Now Waits With Netflix

You know Blockbuster's incredibly smug ad campaign about how they get new releases 28 days before Netflix? NOT ANYMORE! You see, in a cost-cutting move, they just agreed to deals with Warners, Fox and Universal to delay new release offerings. » 12/17/10 12:00am 12/17/10 12:00am

Bankrupt Blockbuster Spending Millions on National Ad Campaign Bashing…


Recently bankrupted Blockbuster is jumping back in the game with a $15 to $20 million TV ad campaign. Reuters reports that Blockbuster is once again trying to raise awareness that it has new releases 28 days before Netflix and Redbox. » 11/20/10 10:00am 11/20/10 10:00am

Public Libraries Are Beating Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster in DVD…

Apparently, your local library is the biggest DVD rental store in the US. According to a survey released by the Online Computer Library Center, US public libraries lend an average 2.1 million movies/day. That's more than Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster. » 7/31/10 7:00pm 7/31/10 7:00pm

Redbox Begins Blu-ray Rentals

As promised, Redbox has started offering $1.50 Blu-ray rentals in several locations. To see which kiosks in your area are offering a higher definition Hot Tub Time Machine, enter your zip code at the Redbox Blu-ray page here. [SlashGear] » 7/30/10 8:55am 7/30/10 8:55am

Redbox Tries to Take on Netflix by Expanding Beyond DVD Rental Kiosks

Redbox, the Coinstar-owned company who puts those nifty DVD rental kiosks everywhere, is apparently plotting how to take down Netflix. Step one: Offer more than 200 or so movies. » 7/19/10 7:49pm 7/19/10 7:49pm

Analyst: Blockbuster's Last Gasp to Occur in 2011

Blockbuster? We knew it was dying, courtesy Redbox, Netflix and the changing ways people consume their entertainment, but when will it finally expire? Probably next year, according to one analyst and the company's own balance sheet. Updated. » 7/11/10 1:00pm 7/11/10 1:00pm

Redbox's Blu-ray Rentals Will Be $1.50

The president of one-dollar-DVD booth rental chain Redbox says that he wants the Blu-ray rentals to be $1.50 a night, using any thin excuse to charge people slightly more for what's essentially the same size product. » 6/03/10 7:19pm 6/03/10 7:19pm

Walmart and Target Afraid of a Little Redbox

Your mom's probably rented a DVD from Redbox—those hulking vending machines lurking outside of grocery stories, lending out DVDs for a buck a day. Walmart's not thrilled with them, and now blocking new release purchases in bulk. » 2/03/10 1:39pm 2/03/10 1:39pm