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Old Mar 14, 2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Redbox Instant... looks great, but is it coming to Apple TV?

I just saw the announcement for Redbox Instant, and it looks like its got a great selection, plus includes 4 physical rentals a month and we almost always rent more than that a month. Anyone used it? Any hope of it coming to Apple TV?

http://www.redboxinstant.com/index.html
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Ya right. Apple wants you to rent/buy from itunes and would never allow this.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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Ya right. Apple wants you to rent/buy from itunes and would never allow this.
Wouldn't it be the same as Netflix?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Ya I guess so, I thought Redbox streaming was going to provide newer stuff but it's mostly old stuff like Netflix.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Ya I guess so, I thought Redbox streaming was going to provide newer stuff but it's mostly old stuff like Netflix.
naw Redbox has always had earlier movies than netflix.
TED & Amazing spiderman are currently streaming. While netflix will take even longer to get these movies. If Redbox comes out for apple tv, xbox,PS3. IM switching. There's no doubt about it.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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It took forever to add Hulu

Redbox streaming is not as big as Netflix/Hulu

Maybe in a few years when it's gets more popular
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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I haven't looked, does the Redbox Instant app support AirPlay from iPhone or ipad?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:58 PM   #8
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naw Redbox has always had earlier movies than netflix.
TED & Amazing spiderman are currently streaming. While netflix will take even longer to get these movies. If Redbox comes out for apple tv, xbox,PS3. IM switching. There's no doubt about it.
That's partially true. If you notice, Redbox Instant is broken into 3 types. There is "Subscription" (unlimited streaming), "At Kiosk" (physical DVD/Blu Ray) and "Rent/Buy" (on demand single viewing rental). Ted and Amazing Spiderman fall under the "Rent/Buy" section, which means you either consume one of the 4 free rentals or you pay the $4.99 SD/$5.99 HD fee to rent it. Redbox also has _no_ TV shows at all. At best I would say Redbox is 4th behind Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon as far as streaming services go.
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