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Has anyone tried Redbox Streaming?

You get to stream plus get 4 free rentals a month. Is it better than Netflix?

by Anonymousreply 2208/14/2013

Where did that picture of the Redbox and sign come from? That pic is nowhere at the link.

by Anonymousreply 112/23/2012

Just got an email saying the service is live now with a 1 month free trail. They won't let you see what content they have before you sign up. Is it any good?

by Anonymousreply 201/26/2013

I was wondering too, r1.

by Anonymousreply 301/26/2013

Looks like a good collection, r2.

by Anonymousreply 401/26/2013

I know the streaming service is on Beta, but maybe you should wait. I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 501/26/2013

[quote]I know the streaming service is on Beta, but maybe you should wait. I don't know

But I only have VHS!

by Anonymousreply 601/26/2013

I just signed up and it's so gay. On the main page are all gay movies like eCupid, Vinnie the Chin, Going Down in La La Land, House of Boys, Sister Mary, Making the Boys, Change of Life, Captain America, Surprise Surprise, Hisss, Home Wrecker starring porn star Dylan Vox, Unsolved Surburbia, FagBug, Out in the Silence, White on Rice, Absolutely Positive and many many more.

WTF, are they trying to scare away the straight people who sign in to this service? No wonder people are complaining about the crappy choices available. Maybe they could only afford to buy the rights to stream low budget gay movies.

by Anonymousreply 702/09/2013

I guess the pricing is not that bad. $8 a month for 4 DVD rentals and streaming. If you want to rent Blu-rays, it's $9 a month. 4 Blu-rays at $1.50 is $6, so for just $3 you get to stream all these gay movies. Seems like a good deal. I don't know why straight people would want this service though.

by Anonymousreply 802/09/2013

Has anyone tried this yet?

by Anonymousreply 902/17/2013

my netflix was down yesterday with that message. I have Roku. Went to settings, yada yada, it came back. I can't remember exactly what I did but I didn't need to reboot the Roku which is a pain.

by Anonymousreply 1002/17/2013

Can they compete with Netflix?

by Anonymousreply 1105/12/2013

Any update on the service? I received an email notice from Roku that the service was available. It looks like a pretty good deal.

by Anonymousreply 1208/14/2013

R12 here. Another thought I had - I currently subscribe to Netflix streaming and single DVD plan. How does the DVD selection at Redbox compare to Netflix? I think I might drop the DVD plan with Netflix since the DVD plan with Redbox allows for 4 monthly rentals.

by Anonymousreply 1308/14/2013

none of the films I'd like to see are there

by Anonymousreply 1408/14/2013

Have a look at Amazon Prime. The $79 a year membership includes unlimited free streaming of thousands of films. Plus, it entitles you to free two-day shipping on anything you buy through Amazon. I think it's a much better deal than either Netflix or Redbox.

by Anonymousreply 1508/14/2013

I have Roku and I currently subscribe to Netflix, HuluPlus and Amazon Prime. If I dropped any of those it would be HuluPlus.

I got the Redbox ad from Roku but they don't have any movies I want to see.

by Anonymousreply 1608/14/2013

I was curious about Amazon Prime R15, but it seems that a lot of the stuff I'd like to watch doesn't fall under that. If I have to pay 1.99 or 2.99 to see something, why bother?

Also, do they have a separate section that lists shows and movies that are free/covered under Prime? When I've looked at it everything seems commingled.

I do like the idea of two day shipping.

by Anonymousreply 1708/14/2013

Go to Amazon Instant Video. Up toward the top you'll see Prime Instant Video.

by Anonymousreply 1808/14/2013

I have Amazon Prime (love the 2 day shipping), but if I want to watch Scandal it will cost $29.99 per season. Yikes, no thanks. I can get it for free with with my Netflix membership. Plus, I'm a rabid fan of both House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, so I guess I'll be a slave to Netflix forever.

by Anonymousreply 1908/14/2013

Sounds like maybe you got cyber-profiled, r7.

I go to the main page for the Instant service to see what titles they have available, and all I see are the New Releases and Most Popular movies.

Seems like what they sorted for you was far more interest based.

by Anonymousreply 2008/14/2013

Yep, I think Rebox must have smelled R7's fresh cookies.

by Anonymousreply 2108/14/2013

I don't have Redbox Streaming since I went through menopause.

by Anonymousreply 2208/14/2013
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