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Reserve game or movie rentals with Redbox for Android

Redbox's updated app has a new design, more filters to find the movie you want, and free codes delivered right to your device.

In the past, it was easier to load the Redbox Web site and reserve copies of movies or games there. The reserve feature is especially useful in heavily populated cities, where something might be gone by the time you make your way to the physical Redbox. With access to this same functionality on your mobile device, you can easily reserve a rental during (provided you're not driving!) or before your commute home from work or school.

Grab a copy of the new Redbox app for your mobile Android device. You will need Internet connectivity to use the app, since it browses inventory of the physical Redboxes and requires your log-in details to put rentals on reserve. If you won't have signal during your commute, make sure you use the Wi-Fi at work or school before you leave.

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Opening the app brings you to a list of recent movie releases, which can also be sorted from A to Z by pressing the menu button. A quick search can also help you find out if Redbox carries a movie you want to see. The same sorting and searching features are available on the Games tab.

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When you find the rental you're looking for, just tap on it and then tap the Reserve button. Once you're done with all of your selections, the titles you reserved will be in the Cart tab ready for check out.

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Tip: Don't be fooled by the empty spots in this tab; they are there to encourage you to select more titles. You do not need to fill all of them to place reserves or check out.

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Press on the Check Out button in the Cart tab to finish reserving your selected titles. If you haven't logged in, you'll need to do so now with your Redbox account. You may also need to fill in your credit card information if you haven't already. And that's it.

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Extra tip: Visit the Settings area by pressing the More choice on the menu, then make sure Notifications are checked so you can receive free promo codes for rentals.