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If you thought that Redbox Instant would have trouble competing against a streaming video behemoth like Netflix, you were right. The Verizon-backed service is telling customers that Instant will shut down just before midnight on October 7th, roughly a year and a half after it got off the ground....

October 4th 2014 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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If you've been hoping for Redbox Instant to come join the Chromecast party, then your wish has just been granted. The Android app's latest update gives you the power to beam whatever flick you want to watch from a phone or tablet to the biggest display in your house. Sure, you've been happily cast...

May 1st 2014 at 3:01am 0 Comments
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Verizon's subscription streaming TV service, Redbox Instant, now supports Apple's AirPlay thanks to a new version 1.4 iOS app update -- with some caveats. For starters, though you'll be able to play streaming content on your iOS 6 device, the app doesn't support downloaded material as yet. Also, y...

November 27th 2013 at 4:07am 0 Comments
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A Verizon-branded tablet may not be top of mind for most consumers (or anyone, really), but that's not stopping the wireless operator from pursuing the 'value category' spurred by Google's Nexus 7. Leaked documents obtained by PhoneArena today paint a fuller picture of the Verizon Ellipsis tablet...

October 31st 2013 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
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Outerwall promised two months ago that it would offer Redbox Instant on Roku players, and the company is making good on its word by launching that channel today. The subscription movie service is now available for both the Roku Streaming Stick as well as conventional players ranging from the Roku...

August 5th 2013 at 9:33pm 0 Comments
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When Redbox Instant's mobile apps launched earlier this year some users noticed that it refused to work on rooted Android hardware. Now a new update, noted in the log as "changed the way we handle rooted devices," is allowing playback no matter what your superuser status is. Many other premium vid...

July 3rd 2013 at 9:02am 0 Comments
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Redbox Instant recently launched on the Google TV platform and today it's officially announcing plans for a Roku channel. Despite its absence from the original list of devices, Redbox mentioned at Google I/O support for the Roku platform would likely be in the cards. Similar to the Google TV launc...

June 6th 2013 at 1:23pm 0 Comments