I’ve been an avid Netflix user for the last few months. I use it watch TV shows like White Collar and Lie to Me and my kid watches Thomas & Friends, Curious George, Go Diego Go, etc. I don’t usually watch movies on Netflix, because I have seen all the movies I want to see in the Netflix catalog and it takes me more time to find a movie I want to watch then actually watching movies. I use the Redbox kiosks at least 2 times a month. I’m so “frugal” that I usually only rent from them when they send me the free promo codes via SMS and I always return them on time. So, take this review from that perspective: TV shows, Kid shows and an occasional Redbox kiosk user.
The bottom line is that I won’t be switching to Redbox Instant any time soon. They don’t have TV shows, they don’t have Thomas & Friends and their movie catalog is even worse than Netflix. Redbox Instant has some great features that Netflix doesn’t have, which I get into below, but they aren’t enough for me to make a move.
You’ll find more data and screenshots from the iPhone apps below. Hope this helps you decide which one to go with. LMK if you choose Redbox Instant…I’d love to know why.