No, you don't have to be a Verizon carrier to get this either. Anyone can!!
My complaints/complements are in color after the key points.
(1) The $8/month subscription gives you the best value for your bucks: 4 DVD
credits every month (1 DVD credit = 1 night rental) to use at over 35,000 Redbox
locations nationwide PLUS a streaming library of movie hits
Okay, so it is only a penny more than what I pay for my Netflix subscription, and they offer me 4 free DVD credits a month. I live in a town of about 15,000 and have 4 Redbox locations, so they are relatively accessible.
(2)You don’t have to be a Verizon customer to sign up for the service, but you do need high-speed internet access to use it
Understandable. Probably need that for Netflix too.
(3)You can report any service issues via the Help Center at redboxinstant.com
Didn't need their help, so really don't have an opinion... Hope they answer you relatively fast though.
(4)Instant stream Hollywood hits to most internet-connected devices, including smartphones (iPhone and Android), tablets, computers, Xbox 360s, and select Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players and LG Smart TVs
I was able to stream on my Android smartphone; HOWEVER, it stunk!!! It kept pausing and rebuffing. I tried it on my WiFi, and using my 4G internet on my phone. Still rebuffed after only a few minutes of viewing. Tablet. I have a Kindle Fire HD. Can't stream it on there. I can with Netflix FYI... Xbox 360, Smart TVs, Blue-Ray player, LG Smart TVs I do have an Xbox 360, but I don't have it hooked up to the internet. My blue ray player is only a couple years old and can't play anything from Redbox.
I do have a Wii, and a Play Station 3. I was disappointed that I couldn't watch Redbox instant on either of those. We use those regularly to watch Netflix on and so I assumed that Redbox should be able to be on both of those devices as well. Maybe in the future?!?! Who knows, but as of right now they don't
(5)The Redbox Instant by Verizon app is limited to certain devices,
but is not needed to stream content.
today’s newest releases.
Kiosk with Redbox. So, yeah, I had problems even finding several other movies that I can watch on Netflix.
There are several movies that I tried to locate and couldn't find for Redbox Instant. My children also like to watch TV shows and TV series; however, both of those can not be located on the Redbox Instant site. This was a complete negative for me, and was one of the major key points in why I will be canceling my Redbox Instant subscription. My children are the ones that really watch the majority of Netflix. Yes, I do have my shows
and movies that I watch along with my husband, but there are SO many learning shows that my kids will watch and enjoy on Netflix.
I don't know if I will ever subscribe in the future... Maybe if they include TV shows and series, who knows. But what I do know is that after my free month of Redbox instant, it will be canceled and I will continue on with my Netflix subscription.
Until Next Time,
~Cristina AKA Stay At Home Mom Of 3