4 Things to Know About Redbox’s New Streaming Video

by Nate Wooley | November 30, 2012 11:12 am

[1]A new streaming video service carrying the Redbox name is close to launch.

Redbox Instant — a partnership between Verizon (NYSE:VZ[2]) and Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR[3]) — aims to compete directly with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX[4]). While the companies are being very quiet about the development of Redbox Instant, some details have leaked out, reports GigaOm[5].

The service initially will be available on the web, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[6]) Android and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[7]) iOS devices, Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT[8]) Xbox, and select television and Blu-ray systems. At the start, the number of videos available for streaming will be understandably smaller than Netflix’s current catalog.

Here are a few more things about the service:

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  1. [Image]: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/redbox-instant.jpg
  2. VZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VZ
  3. CSTR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CSTR
  4. NFLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NFLX
  5. reports GigaOm: http://gigaom.com/video/redbox-instant-pricing-device-support-launch-date/
  6. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  7. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  8. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  9. Amazon Prime Tests Netflix-Style Monthly Pricing: https://investorplace.com/2012/11/amazon-prime-tests-netflix-style-monthly-pricing/
  10. Netflix Can’t Win the Streaming Media War: https://investorplace.com/2012/11/netflix-cant-win-the-streaming-media-war/
  11. What to Know About Boxee TV: https://investorplace.com/2012/11/what-to-know-about-boxee-tv/

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