|Posted on March 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM|
Wondering why so many people are gung ho for Redbox? It's very simple - it's the lowest cost alternative to rent a movie or game in the industry.
The Redbox site allows you to either browse their library in a number of ways, including by genre, popular titles or new release. Once you find a movie or game that strikes your fancy, you reserve it for rental. Next - you need to select a Redbox kiosk that is near you by entering your zip code. In most cases a sizable list of options will pop up providing you with various venues from which you can reserve your DVD. You'll want to note whether the kiosk is indoors or outdoors if you are planning on picking it up when the business is closed.
Redbox also works with event owners to provide tickets (and the ability to receive email updates) to events. You'll pay a $1 fee + the ticket price and tax for the convenience of doing business through Redbox Tickets.
Redbox is venturing out into streaming at $8 per month, but it is still in private Beta version. Your subscription will score you unlimited streaming from the titles available in their library, plus four DVD rentals through their kiosk program per month. If you already rent 4 videos per month through Redbox, it makes absolute sense to pay the $8 per month while they continue to build their streaming library. While current device options are limited, there are apps for iOS, Android and XBox 360.