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

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  1. JohnnyS101

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    I agree, it could be just another netflix, but then why Verizon?

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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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    $8 multiple devices they wont beat it!
     
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    Netflix offerings are junk lately. When starz and Sony drop, then it is worse. I'm dropping netflix if starz isn't renewed

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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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    4 years in, so let's do an inquiry on how many people actually use the service, would you consider it a success or failure, and what would make it successful?

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    I've rented 2 movies from redbox machines. Never streamed. I pay for Netflix and prime so that's what I stream...

    I think if Version offered up some "free" stand alone data to stream Redbox I might be interested

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    Personally I use Netflix and Hulu mainly. But I have used others services like crackle and vudu.
    I don't think it ever became as successful as Verizon and red box had hoped. And remember that this came out right when Netflix still had their mail DVD services. Netflix acquiring certain properties as well as having it's own original programming (ie daredevil, house of cards, orange is the new black, etc) it managed to fulfill a niche. Google and iTunes took care of the digital rental services and red box was left in the dust.

    Though nearly impossible because of the studio rights, I think the only way red box could stand out would be to have a service where you paid to get early in theater digital streaming. There are many people who would pay to be able to watch the latest theater movie at home because for whatever reason they can not get to a theater or don't like crowds.

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    I only pay for Netflix & Prime (and the occasional VuDu rental) and use Redbox for the occasional movie that must be seen via BluRay. Because of that I haven't bothered looking into their streaming service, there's simply no need, for me at least.

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    How successful... I'm a Verizon customer and use Redbox as others here, but didn't know there was a connection between the two...

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