The Redbox Instant by Verizon service is now available as a channel on the Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku HD and Roku LT players, along with the Roku Streaming Stick. Redbox Instant is already available on Google TV set-top boxes, iOS mobile devices, Internet-connected televisions and Blu-ray players, and the Xbox 360 console. Meanwhile, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicts Redbox's disc-rental business will remain strong for years to come.
The Redbox Instant by Verizon and Vimeo services will be available on the Chromecast streaming video adapter just introduced by Google. HBO Go and the Plex media center may also support the Google device, Janko Roettgers writes.
Redbox Instant, the online video service jointly owned by Verizon and Coinstar, has signed up 10,000 people for a test of its fledgling service and has set a target of 35 million subscribers. Customers would pay $8 to $9 monthly for unlimited streaming plus four DVD rentals per month from Redbox kiosks.
Redbox Automated Retail and Verizon Communications are beta-testing their streaming-video and DVD rental subscription service, with an official launch of Redbox Instant by Verizon coming before the end of 2012, according to Robert Mudge of Verizon.