There is a strange cult of people out there – you may have seen them, huddled around those giant red vending machines outside your local gas station or grocery store. These people are actually renting DVDs
from those machines, called Redbox
. We know, it's so precious!
Redbox is testing the streaming waters with a new beta program called Redbox Instant, and Major Nelson
has announced a corresponding app will be available on Xbox 360. Nelson says those in the beta right now – if you want in, you can sign up here
– will receive an email with their Xbox 360 download code "in the coming days."
Redbox Instant is a combined monthly subscription service that provides unlimited online streaming of content and four one-night rental tokens for use at local Redbox vending machines. Redbox Instant subscribers can opt into the DVD package $8 or upgrade to Blu-rays for $9 a month. Other supported platforms for Redbox Instant include iOS, Android, Vizio, Samsung, LG and Google TV.
[Note: Image taken from iOS Redbox Instant app on iPad.]