Redbox Instant heads to the Xbox 360

Posted by Thomas Anderson

Xbox 360 owners will soon have an additional streaming video option.

Yes, Redbox has confirmed that its new Instant streaming video application is coming to Microsoft's flagship console. Unfortunately, an exact arrival date for the new service is unknown at this time," with Xbox Live's Major Nelson simply promising Redbox capabiltiies "in the very near future."

As expected, access to the streaming platform for Xbox 360 users will initially be limited to beta testers, who should be receiving an e-mail within the next few days that includes a unique identification and activation code.

As previously discussed on TG Daily, the Redbox Instant streaming video service launched in beta in December of 2012. The service offers unlimited streaming of available online titles and four physical DVD rental credits per month at Redbox kiosks around the country. The price for the service is $8 per month for DVDs or $9 per month for Blu-ray discs.

Xbox 360 owners will also be able to access an à la carte offering where they can purchase or rent digital new releases without paying for a subscription.

"Redbox Instant by Verizon combines disc + subscription, purchase and rental viewing choices into a compelling destination so movie fans can always find a movie to enjoy," Major Nelosn (Larry Hryb) wrote.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is currently the exclusive game console launch partner for the instant streaming service. Users can still request access to the beta at the Redbox website, but entry isn't guaranteed.