Redbox Instant, a joint-venture between Redbox and Verizon that hopes to compete with services like Netflix, has today made its debut on Android and iOS in the form of a private beta. The new app allows subscribers to stream unlimited movies to their devices for $8 a month. Here’s how to get on the waiting list.
The Redbox Instant apps can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, but you’ll need to gain access to the private beta to use them. You can sign up to that on the Redbox Instant website, and you’ll get an email when your invitation is ready.
Subscriptions start at $8 per month, and for that you get unlimited access to movies via your mobile devices, plus up to four DVD rentals. If you’d prefer Blu-ray, it’s $9 per month. It’s unclear exactly how many titles are ready for digital streaming, but Redbox promises you’ll find titles from Warner Bros. and EPIX. Unfortunately, there’s no access to TV shows — at least not at first.
In addition to Android and iOS, Redbox Instant will be available on certain Blu-ray players from Samsung, on Google TV, LG Smart TVs, and sets with SmartHub built-in.