Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Redbox Instant by Verizon begins public testing
The new online-video service, Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Coinstar's Redbox and Verizon expanded its streaming subscription test of by opening it to a wider group of invited users. The service is counting on price and convenience to gain marketshare in the online-video industry. Buying unlimited streaming and four rentals per month from Redbox kiosks for $8 or $9, customers can also access Blu-ray discs for an additional fee.
The Twitter announcement directs readers to RedboxInstant.com to request an invitation for the expanded trial run. The service was previously being tested by about 2,000 employees of New York-based Verizon, the second-largest U.S. phone company.
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