Redbox Instant... looks great, but is it coming to Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by convergent, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Ya right. Apple wants you to rent/buy from itunes and would never allow this.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    Wouldn't it be the same as Netflix?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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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    WhiteIphone5

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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.
     
  6. macrumors 601

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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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    jjk454ss

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    I haven't looked, does the Redbox Instant app support AirPlay from iPhone or ipad?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    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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