Launched on March 14, 2013, Redbox Instant, the unlimited, $8 a month streaming service from Verizon, shut down last night, reportedly due to disappointing subscription numbers.
Redbox announced the shutdown with the following statement:
“Thank you for being a part of Redbox Instant by Verizon. Please be aware that the service will be shut down on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
Information on applicable refunds will be emailed to current customers and posted here on October 10.
In the meantime, you may continue to stream movies and use your Redbox kiosk credits until Tuesday, October 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for the opportunity to entertain you.”