Redbox Instant

Redbox Instant to shut down by October 7

You've probably heard of Redbox Instant, the video streaming service from DVD-rental chain Redbox and Verizon right? No? Well, you're not alone. Apparently, not a lot of people heard of it too or were interested in getting the service, hence the announcement that it will be shutting down for good by October 7, just barely a year and a half old.

Chromecast support eyed by Vimeo, Redbox Instant

The Internet is ablaze with news and details about Google's new streaming video device and there isn't any indicator of things mellowing down soon. And it seems that online video streaming services are getting ready to jump into the Chromecast bandwagon with Vimeo and Redbox Instant expressing interest in supporting the device.

Redbox Instant update adds support for rooted devices

Just like many other apps including Netflix and Google Movies & TV, Redbox Instant launched and completely cut out users who have rooted devices. Verizon and Redbox blocked all users with a rooted device from being able to use and enjoy the app, and we couldn't stream rented movies. Today's update however, has fixed that issue, as well as a few others.

Redbox Instant opens for streaming

Coming off of what was an invitation-only beta period, Redbox Instant is now available for the pubic. At this point the invitation is no longer needed and signing up requires nothing more than a visit to the Redbox Instant website. Well, that and the action of actually signing up. We should also give the warning right from the beginning, there is a free trial available, however you will need to provide some credit card details in order to get started.