Redbox Instant Xbox 360 streaming video app released

In February, Microsoft announced that it would have the game console exclusive for Redbox Instant by Verizon, the new streaming video service that's designed to rival Netflix and other companies in that space. While select Xbox 360 owners got to test a beta version for the past few weeks, today the Redbox Instant app is now publicly available.

Microsoft's Major Nelson website has the details on the Redbox Instant Xbox 360 app, which also ties into the Redbox DVD and Blu-Ray disc kiosks that are all over the US. The subscription price for the app is $8 a month which also adds four one day credits a month for renting DVD discs from those kiosks. The price goes up to $9 a month for Blu-Ray dics rentals. Redbox Instant allows people to rent or purchase downloadable movies without signing up for a monthly subscription.

Normally, paid Xbox Live Gold members would be the only once that can access the Redbox Instant app but for a "limited time" the app can be checked out without an Xbox Live Gold membership.

Microsoft also announced today the addition of the GameTrailers Xbox 360 app, which offers up trailers and video reviews of games along with original shows such as Seedlings, which is set in the Minecraft universe.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Microsoft

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"for a "limited time" the app can be checked out without an Xbox Live Gold membership."

Thanks Microsoft, we're soo lucky... -.-

Tried the one month trial of the streaming service. Was not impressed a the selection. Wil ltry again at some point when they added more content.

mikemc2k said,
And netflicks is any better, netflicks hasent updated there media in a long time

I know, right. Screw netflicks. At least we still have Netflix, though!

mikemc2k said,
And netflicks is any better, netflicks hasent updated there media in a long time

Yes. Netflix has a better selection. That should tell you something.

On the front page blurb for this . . . "it can be accessed by all Xbox Live gold members for a limited time"

ALL Xbox Live Gold members, really? I had no idea I've suddenly moved from the UK to the US!

THE_OBSERVER said,
Why o Why are they not making this a xbox live silver thing? LOL its still makes me laugh that you need xbox live gold to use IE!!!

Worry not. How things are going, the next xbox will require always Gold membership to run it

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