If there’s anyone that can take on the streaming giants like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, it’s Redbox Instant by Verizon. Announced today, consumers will finally be able sign up for Redbox Instant and download the Android app this March.
Redbox’s answer to subscription based movie streaming has been in beta for several weeks now, with early impressions remaining positive. Once launched, Redbox Instant will run customers $8 a month, and will include unlimited streaming, along with four DVD rentals able to be redeemed at any of Redbox’s 42,600 kiosks located across the US.
As far as content goes, Redbox has an admirable 7,500 movies available to stream and rent from physical Redbox locations. Solid numbers on competitor’s libraries are hard to come by (numbers on Netflix range from 60,000 to 9,000, a big jump), but rest assured neither Redbox or Verizon would launch Redbox Instant if they didn’t think they could keep up.
Have you already received access to Redbox Instant? How do you like it? If not, will you be signing up in March? I know I will.