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Xbox Live already has numerous apps that allow you to access on-demand and streaming movies and television programming. Soon, it will have one more -- Verizon's new Redbox Instant service.Currently, Redbox Instant is in a public beta, which you can access on the official site. According to Microsoft spokesman Major Nelson, if you sign up for the service, you'll receive an email giving you a code that lets you access the Xbox Live app in the "coming days."Redbox Instant is clearly patterned after Netflix Instant, allowing you access to a catalog of on-demand streaming movies and access to the popular Redbox disc rental kiosks. For either $8 a month (DVD plan) or $9 a month (Blu-ray plan), you'll get unlimited access to the service's streaming movies and four one-night rentals of new release DVDS or Blu-rays at any Redbox machine.As of this writing, there is no confirmed date for when the final version of the service and the Xbox Live app will go live.Source: Major Nelson
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Very smart move
Yay. More "pay-to-use" *** on Xbox.....
Meh, not sure if adding Redbox was necessary, but I guess I don't have to use it unless I want to.
I need ps3 version or wii u and I'm sold
That's pretty cool.
So, if I were to pay the $8 a month for the Redbox instant, an I still wanted to rent a movie from a machine, do I still have to pay? Whats to keep me from holding on to it for more than a day? Will I be charged for additional days? If so, that's crap.
I'll only sign up IF we can stream/download games by renting on Xbox!