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Verizon Redbox Instant Vs. Netflix

Verizon’s attempt to compete with Netflix ends in hilarious failure

October 6th, 2014

Remember Redbox Instant, Verizon’s video streaming service that was created to compete with Netflix? Personally, we’d completely forgotten about it until this morning when we stumbled across a piece from Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin that reported Verizon is shutting down Redbox Instant after a year and a half of hilarious failure.

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Verizon’s Redbox Instant video streaming now available to general public

March 15th, 2013

Netflix (NFLX) just got an intriguing competitor this week now that Verizon (VZ) has brought its Redbox Instant video streaming service out of beta and has made it available to the general public. Redbox Instant, which is available to everyone regardless of whether they’re a Verizon customer, is initially offering a range of 7,500 “streaming and …

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Microsoft Xbox scores console exclusivity deal for Verizon’s Redbox Instant

February 5th, 2013

Great news for Xbox users: You’ll soon have yet another video streaming service competing for your dollars. Microsoft (MSFT) Xbox Live programming director Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced on his website Tuesday that “Redbox Instant by Verizon (VZ) will be coming to Xbox 360 in the very near future” and that Redbox Instant beta participants will soon …

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Redbox Instant by Verizon set to launch in March

January 9th, 2013

Shawn Strickland, the CEO of Redbox Instant by Verizon (VZ), revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday that his company’s streaming movie service will arrive before the end of the first quarter of 2013, according to VentureBeat. The service, which has been restricted to an invitation-only beta for the past month, will compete with …

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Netflix competitor Redbox Instant to reportedly offer video streaming for just $6 per month

November 30th, 2012

Verizon (VZ) and Coinstar (CSTR) earlier this year announced a joint video streaming service to compete with Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN). The service, which is called Redbox Instant by Verizon, is now in its testing phase and is set to become available by the end of the year. Janko Roettgers of GigaOM found some key details about the service while digging through …