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Thread: Verizon and Redbox Team-Up to Take on Netflix with their own Streaming Service

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdgxray View Post
    I believe they are going to do it, but compete with netflix? How? The netflix app is free. I already have netflix to watch at home on xbox, computers, ipad and android tablet. Netflix allows 12 or so devices to be enabled for use simultaneously. All 4 members of my family can watch different shows at the same time. Is verizon going to work on ipad and my computer? I have unlimited data so using their network to watch on my phone is not a problem. If you had only 2 gb data plan and their service was comparable to netflix with data being free for this service maybe some people would do it. Is the charge going to be per phone or plan? $10 for each phone maybe? Could get expensive quick! My unlimited instant view plan with netflix is less than $20. I don't see verizon offering anything like this for less than $20 for 12 devices simultaneous use.

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    I think we are making the assumption that the Verizon streaming service will necessarily be directly tied to their wireless plans and services. It is entirely possible that the streaming movie service will be completely separate from that and be similar to Netflix' implementation via a website portal. They would still be using their own internal network infrastructure for hosting, that is likely superior to what Netflix uses, but would simply stream over the web. Of course, right now this is just conjecture, as we really don't have enough facts or meaty details yet.
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    I find it hard to believe because this is the same vzw that hark on people for tethering on unlimited data because its not authorized, but charge people on tier data a tethering plan . Vzw is in the business to make money and their revenue stream is.data and calling plans. They see this as a money maker because if you are on tiered data and you want to stream movies you are gonna need a higher tier. If you have a netbook then you gonna need the mobile hotspot plan, mifi, or get a 4g tablet from them. Vzw is seeing this a money making idea and yes you can bet it will be a bloatware app. Vzw is trying to make a profit and this is a good way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgstorm View Post
    I think we are making the assumption that the Verizon streaming service will necessarily be directly tied to their wireless plans and services. It is entirely possible that the streaming movie service will be completely separate from that and be similar to Netflix' implementation via a website portal. They would still be using their own internal network infrastructure for hosting, that is likely superior to what Netflix uses, but would simply stream over the web. Of course, right now this is just conjecture, as we really don't have enough facts or meaty details yet.
    I agree, it could be just another netflix, but then why Verizon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc747 View Post
    I find it hard to believe because this is the same vzw that hark on people for tethering on unlimited data because its not authorized, but charge people on tier data a tethering plan . Vzw is in the business to make money and their revenue stream is.data and calling plans. They see this as a money maker because if you are on tiered data and you want to stream movies you are gonna need a higher tier. If you have a netbook then you gonna need the mobile hotspot plan, mifi, or get a 4g tablet from them. Vzw is seeing this a money making idea and yes you can bet it will be a bloatware app. Vzw is trying to make a profit and this is a good way to do it.

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    You may be right pc747, but I hope your are wrong. It would be cool to see a decent competitor to Netflix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdgxray View Post
    I believe they are going to do it, but compete with netflix? How? The netflix app is free. I already have netflix to watch at home on xbox, computers, ipad and android tablet. Netflix allows 12 or so devices to be enabled for use simultaneously. All 4 members of my family can watch different shows at the same time. Is verizon going to work on ipad and my computer? I have unlimited data so using their network to watch on my phone is not a problem. If you had only 2 gb data plan and their service was comparable to netflix with data being free for this service maybe some people would do it. Is the charge going to be per phone or plan? $10 for each phone maybe? Could get expensive quick! My unlimited instant view plan with netflix is less than $20. I don't see verizon offering anything like this for less than $20 for 12 devices simultaneous use.

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    It is "Verizon" NOT "Verizon Wireless". It is probably just something to push to their FIOS subscribers or a direct competitor pretty much exactly like Netflix and has nothing directly to do with our phones.
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    This will not be Verizon exclusive. Other carriers will have the option to use Verizons Red Box app.
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    I don't see how this is supposed to mean Netflix will have competition finally.... amaxon already has streaming and so does hulu. So why would we think Verizon will all of a sudden be competition?

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