Why Netflix Shouldn't Fear Redbox Instant

A lot of ink has been spilled over the challengers to Netflix's streaming dominance, most recently Coinstar's new Redbox Instant service. While the distribution deal between Verizon and Coinstar is meaningful for the company, Netflix is simply too engrained. Its distribution is too locked down for Coinstar to disrupt with a virtually identical service.

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  • Report this Comment On March 25, 2013, at 10:22 PM, Blessedswin wrote:

    I think you both are completely wrong in the long term, while netflix is a common name among households, redbox is as well, and when people start to realize hey i can stream that to my xbox(only thing right now) or down the line to other stuff like roku or ps3 or thier wii, and get 4 dvd rentals of new movies a month they will start to jump ship, now this is assuming redbox can get thier streaming content up to par with netflix or even close. Most of the people i know who have netflix dont care for thier selection of movies being they are either outdated and old or horrible, and they still rent a few movies from redbox every month, when theese people start realizing for the same money they can stream and get 4 disc rentals they will start to leave netflix unless netflix matches price point with 4 movies a month.

  • Report this Comment On March 27, 2013, at 4:42 PM, zoe0978 wrote:

    You have to keep in mind Redbox will want those movies back the next day and Netflix will let you keep them as long as you want. They are counting on you keeping them awhile.

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