Who's excited for Redbox Instant Streaming? ...Anyone? Though the digital streaming arm of the popular DVD rental service is noticeably behind, well, everyone, customers who've paid their money can now stream movies directly to their Google TV units, thanks to the new app. Redbox Instant is available for download now. By the way, don't be misled by that "by Verizon" tag on the app title - you don't need to be a Verizon Wireless or Verizon FiOS subscriber to use the app.
HD streaming is available for those whose connections can handle 3Mbs of sustained downloads, and users without a Redbox Instant subscription can still use the service to buy or rent titles. In addition to the standard library browsing and playback modes, the Redbox Instant app will let you browse Redbox's library of currently-available movies at local kiosks. You can even reserve one, if you're willing to lower yourself to such crass, outdated methods of movie consumption as physical media. Redbox's 30-day trial period can be accessed through the app.
By the way, if you're in the market for a new streaming service, be sure to check out Eric Ravenscraft's awesome comparison of Redbox, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Netflix.