Great news for all of you Xbox 360 media streamers who’re looking for something new in addition to your Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu. Redbox Instant in coming to the Xbox 360! Here’s the word straight from Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson:
Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox 360 in the very near future. If you are currently a Redbox Instant beta participant, you’ll receive an email with a unique code to access the app on Xbox 360 in the coming days.
Xbox 360 is the exclusive gaming and entertainment console launch partner for Redbox Instant by Verizon. A Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription package, priced at $8 per month for DVD or $9 per month for Blu-ray, combines four one-night credits for the latest movie releases at Redbox kiosks with access to a great catalogue of popular movies available for unlimited streaming. Through the app, Xbox 360 movie fans can also purchase and rent the newest digital releases without needing 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.
One great aspect that was mentioned is that Xbox 360 users will be able to rent releases from Redbox Instant without a subscription. While a Xbox LIVE Gold account will most likely still be required, this will be a great way for families to be able to sit down and select a movie without ever having to leave the comfort of their couch.
Anyone currently in the Redbox Instant beta? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments!