Redbox Instant coming to Xbox 360

That Netflix box in your living room--you know, the white one with the green ring--is getting more streaming video with Verizon's Redbox Instant. The movie streaming service will be exclusive to Xbox 360 amongst consoles, launching "in the very near future."

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That Netflix box in your living room--you know, the white one with the green ring--is getting more streaming video with Verizon's Redbox Instant. The movie streaming service will be exclusive to Xbox 360 amongst consoles, launching "in the very near future."

Redbox Instant membership offers both streaming movies and four one-night credits for rentals from Redbox kiosks, charging $8 per month for DVDs or $9 for Blu-rays. Obviously you'll need Xbox Live Gold membership on top of that to stream onto your Xbox 360.

It'll also sell downloads of movies, which people won't need a Redbox subscription to buy.

If you're already in the Redbox Instant beta, you should receive a code to access the Xbox 360 app "in the coming days," Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb says. If you're not, hey, you can sign up for the beta and hope you'll get in.

Update: A Redbox representative told Shacknews that while Xbox 360 has console exclusivity on Redbox Instant for now, "our goal is to be on all the devices that consumers use to access their entertainment which we hope includes additional gaming consoles." The service is currently in beta on web, mobile, tablet, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TVs, and Blu-ray players.

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    February 6, 2013 6:50 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Redbox Instant coming exclusively to Xbox 360.

    That Netflix box in your living room--you know, the white one with the green ring--is getting more streaming video with Verizon's Redbox Instant. The movie streaming service will be exclusive to Xbox 360 amongst consoles, launching "in the very near future."

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      February 6, 2013 8:56 AM

      I probably wouldn't have bought the service anyway, but I don't understand why a company like redbox would want to limit their customers to a single console. Seems like that would make it harder to compete against netflix and hulu.

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        February 6, 2013 8:58 AM

        Exclusive money probably. But speaking of that, why doesn't the Xbox have the ability to buy NFL Sunday Ticket. That is still PS3 only.

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        February 6, 2013 9:03 AM

        Because it's a small operation compared to Netflix or Hulu, I would guess. MS probably offered fat stacks, too.

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      February 6, 2013 8:58 AM

      "Obviously you'll need Xbox Live Gold membership on top of that to stream onto your Xbox 360."

      Ahh, the primary reason I don't use my 360 for anything anymore. The requirement to pay for a service to use services I already pay for.

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        February 6, 2013 9:02 AM

        I have a feeling Sony is going to move a lot of stuff behind the PSN+ paywall on the PS4.

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          February 6, 2013 9:04 AM

          You really think they'd pull a move that A. removes features and B. makes them unable to say "We offer for free what our competitor charges for"?

          I really doubt it.

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            February 6, 2013 9:05 AM

            Dude. SONY. Yes, I totally think they would pull that.

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              February 6, 2013 9:25 AM

              I'm guessing that after this generation, they're not going to make the same mistakes they did going from PS2 to PS3.

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      February 6, 2013 8:58 AM

      mine is black with a green ring. why do you assume it's white?! colorist!

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        February 6, 2013 12:00 PM

        Now that you mention it, so's mine. I'd forgotten about that. It's... been a while.

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          February 6, 2013 12:06 PM

          You can probably use mirrors to get a good glance every now and then.

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      February 6, 2013 8:58 AM

      does redbox hold any exclusive deals that would bring movies to it that netflix doesnt already have?

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      February 6, 2013 8:59 AM

      YES MORE STREAMING SERVICES

      in the future everybody will own their own streaming service with one program each

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      February 6, 2013 9:29 AM

      So, we don't have to a Verizon Internet right? They just have their name on it....?

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