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Redbox Moves to Online Streaming Redbox launches on-demand video streaming service to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime

That little red boxes you see at the corner of most gas stations and convenience stores has started to expand its services. Redbox has launched a new online streaming service that allows you to rent and buy movies. While the new service is still in beta, you can check it out on its website to get a sneak peek.

“We know consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to subscription streaming services, but no other brand is as closely associated with new-release movies as Redbox,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox.

This is not the first swing Redbox has taken at streaming services, as a second round of testing rolled out in July of 2016. Also, the iconic kiosks have began offering digital purchases. Redbox has experienced some scrutiny, as Disney is in the process of suing the company for selling digital download codes to the studio’s films.

There is no need to worry about the disappearance of little red booths across America, as Redbox claims that it sells over 1 million discs per day. While the new on demand service is offered on the company’s website, it is also on their downloadable app for iOS and Android, as well as Apple TV, Chromecast, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, and Roku. The On-demand movies and TV shows offered from the streaming service will start from $3.99 for 48-hour VOD rentals, and $9.99 for digital purchases.

Are you going to give the new streaming service another shot? Or will you stick to the likes of Netflix and Hulu? Let us know in the comments below!

Joe R. Wells

Currently attending college in pursuit of a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Theology. I collect sneakers and go on mission trips with my church every summer.

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