Redbox Launches 4K Ultra HD Rentals In Six Markets
Redbox, America's destination for new-release movies and games, today announced the launch of 4K Ultra HD rentals in six test markets. Rental pricing is just $2.50 per night.
"This is a major move for Redbox as we focus on expanding consumer access to home entertainment options across price points and formats," said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. "As the popularity of 4K content increases and pricing of 4K hardware decreases, we're excited to offer the best viewing experience at the best price for 4K Blu-ray discs."
The test is rolling out across more than 2,500 kiosks in Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Detroit, Miami, and New York City.
"Black Panther," "The Commuter," "The Matrix" and "The Martian" are among the first action-packed 4K Blu-ray titles available to rent in test markets. New releases and popular catalog titles will be added weekly, and the number of titles and copies will vary by kiosk and location.
"Redbox has a history of supporting consumer adoption of new technologies and elevating the quality of the viewing experience," said Ash Eldifrawi, chief marketing and customer experience officer at Redbox. "Our nightly rental model makes the ultimate viewing experience a great deal that's more accessible to consumers."
The 4K UHD test adds to Redbox's recent rollout of Nintendo Switch video game rentals in six markets nationwide: San Antonio, Portland, Seattle, Nashville, Denver and Salt Lake City.
In December 2017, the company announced Redbox On Demand. The service complements the company's deal-driven, new-release offering at kiosks and broadens Redbox's selection of movies and TV shows via transactional video on demand (VOD) and electronic sell-through (EST).
Consumers in test markets can discover and rent 4K UHD content at their local kiosks. At this time, online reservations are not available. All Redbox rentals, including 4K UHD, can be returned to any Redbox location. Consumers can visit www.redbox.com/4K to learn more about the test and required hardware, including the option to watch on 4K UHD-enabled game consoles.
With more than 5 billion rentals to date, Redbox is America's leading source for affordable new release movie and video game rentals. Redbox offers DVD, Blu-ray Disc and video-game rentals through the nation's largest network of more than 41,500 conveniently located, self-service entertainment kiosks, and On Demand movies and TV shows, without a subscription. For more information, visit www.redbox.com.