Last Updated: October 1st, 2012

The Redbox movie and video game rental kiosks that seem to be at every McDonald's, Walgreens, Walmart, and umpteen other locations across the country are easily one of the most convenient ways to get your entertainment fix. If Redboxes in your town are anything like they are in mine, however, there's always a line of people. Instead of standing around waiting for you chance to grab The Cabin in the Woods, though, you could fire up the recently updated Android App. It's much, much better and far more useful than it used to be.

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If you used previous versions of the app, you probably know that it was borderline useless; even simple sorting options were absent! This new build fixes most of the quirks, though, and makes this app actually relevant to your rental interests again thanks to its new interface with much better filtering and sorting options (you can select whether to sort by arrival date or put the titles in alphabetical order). Also, for those who are tired of digging through their email inbox looking for RB updates and free rental codes, you can now opt-in to push notifications so that info is sent directly to your handset.

If you don't already have it installed, hit the widget below to grab it. As an aside, you really should watch The Cabin in the Woods. It's awesome.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • JG

    One option I'd really like to see them add would be a Wish List I guess would be the best name. Let me tag the movies I want to see in their inventory. Then, I just click "Show Near By Available" on the wishlist tab & I can see if any of the movies I want to see are avilable in any of the kiosks near by, without having to sort through the entire inventory to find & check each movie or kiosk individually.

    It'd be even awesome-er if the phone could check every so often & alert me when one of my wish list movies becomes available... "The Cabin In The Woods is now available in one of your favorite Redbox Kiosks." Then when I tap on it in the notification bar, I'm taken right to Cabin's "page" & can click "Reserve Now"....

  • wilks

    Joss is the man. We had to sign petitions to get this movie screened in Australia because it was going straight to DVD. Now that would have been a travesty.

  • Dmitry Chorine

    my version still is 2.x I even checked Play Store it doesn't show up for Update.

  • T-Rex Arms Media

    @JG Be looking for the RedNotify app, soon to be released in the Play Store. It will notify you when your desired titles are available near you. It will also notify you when new titles are released, that way you never miss an opportunity for a great movie or game.