Microsoft Signs Deal To Bring Redbox Instant Service To Live

by Matt Helgeson on Feb 06, 2013 at 10:38 AM

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