The halt of Verizon's streaming-video joint venture with Redbox shows the challenges new entrants face against Netflix and its ilk, which have already moved onto their next act.
Mark Horak, the former president of the Americas at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will join the DVD-rental kiosk company in March.
The fledging joint venture from Redbox, the DVD-rental kiosk company, and Verizon adds another device to push its catalog of streaming movies straight to TVs.
The app lets you look at featured content, browse for movies, find a Redbox near you, or watch instantly.
Redbox Instant adds yet another streaming-video service to Roku, plus the ability to check out DVDs from Redbox kiosks.
Officially out of private beta, the new movie streaming service is available to all.
Beta users will get the first crack at streaming a selection of Redbox flicks in their living rooms.
The Redbox app is useful for renting movies and managing your account, but for streaming movies, Netflix has a bigger catalog.
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The streaming and DVD rental business wants to carve out a niche for movie lovers, but it's saddled with a confusing service.
The streaming service that's aimed to compete with Netflix rolls out a private beta inviting users to test the service for free for one month.