Nokia has announced another exclusive app for their Lumia customers. Redbox Instant by Verizon is now live in the Nokia Collection and will allow users to stream movie content right to their Lumia Windows Phone. After 60 days, the app will go to all Windows Phone owners, so don’t fret.
The Redbox service (US only) has a free trial and normally runs for $8 a month (and a $1 for Blue ray access), which is similar to what Hulu or Netflix charge. But in addition to just streaming, you can also rent up to 4 DVDs per month. That’s kind of a really good deal, if you ask us. But it depends also on how many movies you watch (and how many on your phone).
You can even use the app to find Redbox kiosk stands near you and reserve a DVD right through your Lumia. That’s pretty awesome if you’re coming home from work and want to pick up the latest release for a night. You can also buy digitally movies as opposed to just renting them, making this a step above some other video streaming services.
Obviously, the release is timed with the availability of the Lumia 1520 with its 1080P six-inch display, ideal for watching movies on the go.