Redbox just made being hungover and lazy a little bit easier. Redbox and Verizon have teamed up to offer Redbox Instant a new video streaming service. The best part is you won’t have to wait very long to get it. Redbox Instant launches this summer. Excited yet? Imagine this…
- No more waiting in line outside of 7-11 or Ralph’s getting stared down by the homeless
- Fewer Redbox movie purchases because you can’t get them back in 7 days
- It will cost less to rent movies (we always rent at least two and never watch more than one a day)
- Who cares that you didn’t know you can return those movies to any Redbox ? (I didn’t know for a long time 🙁 )
- With Verizon technology behind the service we can expect it to work EVERYWHERE
You’ll have to own a Roku 3 to get it in the beginning. If you don’t own one of these already you should. Roku is a small streaming device with a remote. It has apps like HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Netflix, The Time Warner TV app, Pandora, Facebook and a ton of other stuff … all in one place. Some people swear by it enough to get rid of their cable! I wouldn’t go that far.
No more desperate searches for your Mac thunderbolt or HDMI cables. No more grumbling about iPad streaming to your TV either. Roku 3 retails for a mere $99 bucks and works via wireless or ethernet cable. If you’re too cheap to get a Roku 3 , I bet Redbox Instant will be available via Apple iTunes, and the Android Play Store by Fall.