Not too long ago Verizon and Redbox announced a partnership to create a video streaming service to give some competition to Netflix. Details have been somewhat scarce as it’s currently being tested in a private beta. However, in what is probably an oversight by Verizon and Redbox, a help section is publicly available on the web with some pretty big details.
It’s following a similar subscription model like Netflix, starting at $6 per month for unlimited streaming and $8 per month for the streaming and four Redbox physical movie rentals. Unfortunately, the catalog of movies and shows is likely to be smaller than what Netflix currently offers, but like Netflix, more content will always be added, especially since it’s backed by a company like Verizon.
Streaming will be available on the web, Android, iOS, Xbox 360, and certain Samsung Smart TVs and blu-ray players from launch. The web streaming, like Netflix, will use Microsoft Silverlight. Up to five devices can registered for streaming. According to the help section, the official launch date for all of this will be December 17th. Naturally, this can change before that date, but it shouldn’t be too far off if it does get pushed back.
Any Redbox users excited about this service?