How do streaming rentals work with Redbox Instant by Verizon?

Your monthly subscription, as well as the free trial, includes a library of thousands of streaming titles that can be watched at no extra charge. We also offer premium streaming titles to rent for an additional charge.

How can you tell the difference?

  • Subscription streaming titles (the ones available as part of your monthly subscription, and during the free trial) have a "badge" that looks like an arrow:  Subscription badge  These titles can be watched anywhere you have an Internet connection, whenever you like, and as many times as you like.
  • Streaming rentals are marked "Rent & Buy," they include a price that applies regardless of whether you have a subscription or a free trial, and they have a badge that looks like a tag: Rent & Buy badge  When you rent a streaming title, you have 30 full days to start watching it. Once you've started watching, you can watch it as many times as you'd like within the next 48 hours.

To see which movies are available to rent (and buy) on the Web, just use the Rent & Buy button near the top of the Movies page. More information on navigating our Movies page on the web can be found here.

On the Android app, choose the Browse icon (it's the square icon made up of nine smaller squares), and then use the View filter toward the top of the screen.

We're sorry, but due to licensing restrictions you cannot rent or buy movies from Redbox Instant by Verizon using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch app. You can use a Mac or PC to make purchases through the website and then enjoy them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Of course, you also can use your Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription or free trial to rent titles on disc from a Redbox kiosk. Here's information on finding a kiosk and using the four free monthly credits that come with select Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription packages, and here's more about the differences between renting a streaming movie and a movie on disc.


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