Would-be Netflix competitor Redbox – in conjunction with Verizon – has just released its official app into the Play Store. Dubbed Redbox Instant, the service allows unlimited movie and TV show streaming, along with four monthly rentals from Redbox kiosks for a mere $8 a month.

This is not a carrier-branded application and will work with a variety of different phones and tablets – even Wi-Fi-only models.

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We've known that Redbox and Verizon have been beta testing the service for the last several weeks, but it looks like they're one step closer to a full, public release at this point. The app allows you to not only stream movies and shows directly on your mobile, but also reserve movies at Redbox kiosks, bookmark favorite titles, and even buy or rent movies without a subscription – a feature that is nowhere to be found in Netflix.

At the current time, the Redbox Instant site is still showing the service in beta, but you sign up for an access code to give it a shot. Even after the service goes public, the first month will be completely free, with the $8 monthly charge starting thereafter.

The app was not found in the store. :-(