How Does Redbox Still Exist?

How Does Redbox Still Exist?

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With the popularity of streaming services, how is Redbox still in business?

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50 Comments

  1. Martin Go on January 15, 2023 at 3:10 am

    I was wondering lol

  2. benjamin on January 15, 2023 at 3:11 am

    $RDBX short squeezeeeeeeeeeee

  3. Megalosaurus Studios 2 Electric boogaloo on January 15, 2023 at 3:11 am

    I guarantee, in 500 years, we will still have Redbox

  4. Darnell on January 15, 2023 at 3:12 am

    When they got rid of games, I thought they were gonna shut down

  5. Musical Journeys Thru Cinema on January 15, 2023 at 3:12 am

    I think discussing Netflix’s DVD/Blu-ray rental service would make a great video.

  6. John Bradford on January 15, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Redbox is going to face a huge uphill battle now that Bruce WIllis is retiring from acting.

  7. fargoman22 on January 15, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Because they’re part of a massive conglomerate. I used to work for them

  8. Adrian Coanda on January 15, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Ah, who the heck will have a DVD drive? They should move to usb stick

  9. halcynical_ on January 15, 2023 at 3:16 am

    I’m 27 and I’m part of why it exists. I actually like to own what I purchase so I find Redbox to be the cheapest way to buy DVDs. With streaming and download , I only get a soft copy, also digital copies are only licensed for a number of years until it’s unusable (DRM).
    I use my ps4 to watch the discs.

  10. Michael Brown on January 15, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Its cheaper for alot of families

  11. Mirle on January 15, 2023 at 3:16 am

    So much lint😖

  12. Studio23 Media on January 15, 2023 at 3:17 am

    No rural broadband access. That’s why

  13. Bruce Lucas on January 15, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Redbox exists because of people like me, who won’t take their screaming kids to a theater. So, we get them from redbox as soon as we can, or rent via YouTube if not too pricey

    Oh, and data caps are a thing, so blu rays it is!

  14. SΛKO on January 15, 2023 at 3:21 am

    T-Mobile Tuesdays often include a free Redbox rental. I have yet to use it because I don’t have anything that can play a DVD.

  15. crowonthepowerlines on January 15, 2023 at 3:22 am

    yarr harr…

  16. Sleepy Steev on January 15, 2023 at 3:22 am

    This is not to mention a potential tragedy of the commons scenario with streaming services. For all the infrastructure needed to constantly stream content, especially so with how fragmented the industry has become, streaming may actually be more environmentally taxing than physical media, which can be re-watched and shared indefinitely with virtually no additional environmental costs after manufacture and initial distribution.

  17. Ginger Man512 on January 15, 2023 at 3:23 am

    I’m probably wrong, but I *feel* physical discs provide better quality than streaming. Plus if I really like a movie I’d prefer to have a physical copy of it.

  18. Smokey Yunick on January 15, 2023 at 3:23 am

    McDonald’s owns Redbox that’s how

  19. Won't see me coming on January 15, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Redbox is somehow convenient, cuz if I wanna watch a Disney film I have to subscribe to Disney just to watch one thing, and they don’t have all titles

  20. Zach Armstrong on January 15, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Very popular in rural areas that don’t have internet service or cell service

  21. deez nutzzz on January 15, 2023 at 3:26 am

    I use redbox a few times monthley

  22. samter on January 15, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Like a lot of other commenters have notes, there’s streaming fragmentation, and I also feel a lot more secure knowing that I have a physical copy of something.

  23. OmegaSlayer on January 15, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I love to slide my Big BluRay dvd inside my 4K slot…..
    Mmm

  24. Monica Evie on January 15, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Redbox will always do amazing in small towns, especially small mountain towns. My mom and I live in the California desert, and we can’t afford WIFI, so we rent movies from Redbox. Also, we used to live in the mountains, where the wifi stops working pretty much daily, so you basically can’t stream movies. People in the mountains go crazy for Redbox. The Redboxs we have out here do amazing.

  25. kSwissh007 on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 am

    i love going to redbox while walking my dog….they always send me great discount codes….. bluray dvds >> streaming

  26. kodie on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 am

    My bro lent me his external blu ray driver and I’ve been using it on old movies and its comforting to not wait on buffering

  27. Peter O'Brien on January 15, 2023 at 3:34 am

    I want to know how to get a redbox to dispense my private dvd collection.

  28. william on January 15, 2023 at 3:34 am

    We never got Redbox in the UK, but we do have MusicMagpie (which has launched as Decluttr in the states) – so I can pay the equivalent of about $2 to BUY a second hand DVD or Blu-Ray complete with the original packaging (but I need to allow several days for it to arrive in the post). Here, it’s very much a buyers market for used CDs and DVDs, so I’m wondering if that effectively kills the redbox model, except for really new releases…

  29. Mr Peebs on January 15, 2023 at 3:36 am

    i just rent them so i can rip them to my computer and get movies for cheap.

  30. RaziMemeGod on January 15, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Redbox can adapt and change with new tech, for example, they have a streaming app, so if or when DVD and bluray is discontinued, redbox machines could give redeemable codes for the app that rent it digitally for you or they could use qr codes.

  31. Georgey on January 15, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Assuming your rented disk isn’t scratched

  32. DivorcedGooseRat on January 15, 2023 at 3:38 am

    0:02 as a professional Oregonian I can confirm we have weird stuff like the last blockbuster in the world

  33. tkanal1 on January 15, 2023 at 3:39 am

    I have only Netflix…what I can’t find on Netflix, I can find on torrents…

  34. Collecting on the Cheap on January 15, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Areas where good internet service is lacking.

  35. Mysterious Stranger on January 15, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I usually go to the red box for new releases I think that’s where it really specializes. I wish the red box carried more older classic films to. Streaming services are not worth the hype especially now with how fragmented the markets can be. It seems like every streaming service offers about 10 percent of stuff worth watching and 90 percent crap and if you watch a couple movies you run out of content and have to wait for more unless you like alot of indie and low budget films. Not all of those types of movies are bad but it can be hard to find a good one in the pile of duds. With red box I can just go and rent what ever new release I want for a fairly cheap price and easily return. But I do think red boxes demise is coming you can see the demand isn’t what it used to be at all like right after it put blockbuster out there used to be lines at the red box you don’t really see that anymore. Physical media is slowly being phased out the all digital future is going to suck.

  36. TacoHorse on January 15, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Honestly it makes sense to me, not everyone uses TV/computer as their primary entertainment source. Personally I watch 5-6 movies a week lol, but some ppl might use that time outdoors or with their kids, or whatever.

    And in that case I could totally understand just wanting to rent a blu-ray one or two times a month, for only $5 total.

  37. Osceanix on January 15, 2023 at 3:41 am

    I like Redbox when it comes to new releases or even older films you may have missed. Unfortunately in my area (NoVa) most them are gone except one which I think they kept bc of the retirement community close by.

  38. Dynamic Mobile Detailing & Audio on January 15, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Love redbox, rather rent a disk and get higher quality

  39. Ethelred Hardrede on January 15, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Blurays are harder to scratch so rent them.

  40. Josh Smith on January 15, 2023 at 3:48 am

    This channel only exists so you can make money off of ads…..so sad…..

  41. Benny T on January 15, 2023 at 3:50 am

    I don’t watch movies often and i don’t want a subscription.

  42. Jakob on January 15, 2023 at 3:50 am

    I still wish that Redbox still do video games but they don’t anymore. 😔

  43. DubNinja on January 15, 2023 at 3:52 am

    Thank god a Tech quickie without the fake witty banter.

  44. Sam Striano on January 15, 2023 at 3:52 am

    watching this while in bend lol

  45. indyracingnut on January 15, 2023 at 3:54 am

    I still LOVE Redbox because you can purchase discs for not much more than it costs to rent them. I know you usually have to wait a month or two before they start offering them for sale after being released, but I’m pretty patient, and 95% of the discs I buy have been pretty much scratch-free…almost brand new, really.

  46. Gold fish on January 15, 2023 at 3:56 am

    I’ve been to the last blockbuster. It’s was okay

  47. JORDYDAYO on January 15, 2023 at 3:58 am

    i still use my ps3 and XBOX 360 as a DVD player

  48. Antonio Hernandez on January 15, 2023 at 3:58 am

    I got one near me and i was excited but then they never have any new movies i have to go to another one a couple miles away so now i’m considering why the hell i still use it.

  49. WinglesWangles on January 15, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Also they rent console games which are expensive and streaming them is funky and isn’t always smooth.

  50. feedyourspeakers on January 15, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Redbox is dope, i rent the discs 98% of the time, and stream every once and a while

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