Posted Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
There's no word on pricing quite yet, but we're quite curious about what this will mean for Blu-ray rentals.
Redbox, once a fledgling chain of rental kiosks has grown into a massive force of, well, still rental kiosks. Things are changing though, and the company will taking to the internet with a movie-focused streaming service.
Subscribing to the service will get you streaming content, access to digital purchases through Redbox and a monthly allotment of disc rentals. There's no word on pricing yet, but it should be very interesting to see what happens with Blu-ray rentals – whether or not there will be a Netflix style upcharge.
The service is currently testing internally with around 500 Redbox employees. The company plans a short public test before rollout, which is expected by the end of this year.
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