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    Verizon to team up with Redbox



    Verizon is reportedly in talks with Redbox to team up and compete with Netflix by offering streaming video content to a variety of devices and set top boxes. The new service, code named Project Zoetrope, will be an internet only service and be available for devices running iOS, Android, Google TV, Xbox and other streaming boxes and browsers. Apparently, its still being worked out with content providers and will follow the typical blackout and release timings for new movies and television to keep execs happy.

    According to TechCrunch, you can expect a launch on May 28th with a beta starting sometime in late April. Pricing structure is a little bit out of the norm with monthly credits along the lines of $6 for 6 credits to rent a movie costing 1 credit. Seeing how Rebox also offers physical disc rentals at their kiosks around the country, there will also be various pricing tiers offering physical rentals as well. Well keep you updated as we learn more.

    SOURCE: Verizon And RedBox Planning Major Partnership For Early 2012 Launch | TechCrunch
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    This could only be a good thing for consumers! Maybe it'll spur Netflix to step their game up!
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    I personally use netflix like crack. At $8 bucks a month, I get pretty much what I want, WITHOUT commercials, I actually canceled my cable because of netflix. I see this as good, because netflix has been running a chokehold on streaming movies, and usually is slow to add new movies to their instant view setup. And Redbox's claim to fame is that they have all the NEW movies. So I think Netflix will have to start adding newer movies quicker, and might even knock their prices down. I'm with you trestevenson, this will be good for the consumer. I run my netflix through my PS3, so this would be welcome to come over to Sony, but I also have an Xbox360, that I saw mentioned, so I wouldn't mind using one for one, and the other for the other. Could be a novel concept.

    EDIT: the main reason I use netflix is the ability to sit and watch shows like Burn Notice or Rescue Me consecutively without having to switch discs. If redbox would run seasons of TV shows in this supposed deal, then we might have a fair game on our hands.
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    You know how Verizon feels about unlimited anything, say goodbye to unlimited streaming for the $8
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    Quote Originally Posted by DROOIID View Post
    You know how Verizon feels about unlimited anything, say goodbye to unlimited streaming for the $8
    $8 comes from netflix, not Verizon, so I think it's safe. And I think Netflix just up'ed their prices. Idk, I'm grandfathered in.
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    Moar bloatware?
    Verizon y u no vanilla Android phones for sell?
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