Redbox Challenges Netflix With $6 a Month Streaming Service

Netflix has a new challenger in the streaming video category in Redbox Instant by Verizon, a service that starts at just $6-a-month.

The offering is expected to go live later this month in invitation-only beta. The options for the service include unlimited streaming and four DVDs a month from Redbox’s kiosks for $8 a month, and $9 for the same deal with Blu-ray discs.

Though Redbox didn’t mention it in a press release announcing the plan, AllThingsD reports that there will also be a $6 option for unlimited streaming only — less than the $7.99 Netflix currently charges. You can also buy and rent videos online from Redbox.

Reps from Redbox could not be reached for comment.

Redbox’s content is drawn from Epix, whose selections include Mission: Impossible Ghost ProtocolHugo and Captain America among its new titles and classics like Apocalypse Nowand Footloose. Other content will come from Warner Bros.’ older selections.

Read more at Mashable 

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