Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
The official Redbox app takes your rental experience to a whole new level.
Find a box near wherever you’re at. Look inside of it to see what DVDs, Blu-ray™ Discs and games are for rent. Then reserve your discs for quick pickup later that day.
Watch movie trailers, and search movies by name, release date and genre.
See what’s coming soon, and sign up to get email reminders on the day they come to the box.
See a list of the closest Redbox locations, and get driving directions to any box in the country.
What's New in Version 4.10
- We've added star ratings for movies
- Bug fixes
I like Redbox but this app makes it really hard to use.
For one, persistent logins would be great. I logs me out every 10 minutes or so and that's a huge pain when I'm trying to decide on a movie with a group of people or when I'm trying to put many movies into my favorites list.
For another, the search results are perplexing. The search gives instant results but they are incomplete. Searching for some simple terms may yield no instant results but clicking search then yields a whole list of results. And that list isn't sorted logically but has some results that don't quite include the search term spear higher than some that include the exact search term. Only a full scroll through the list reveals the problem.
Try searching one at a time for the list of Oscar winners and favoriting them and you'll see what I mean about both issues.
Finally, combine all this with the a required password change and also promo codes and lastly an expired credit card and you get my recent scenario where it took me literally 30 minutes and seven tries to complete a transaction. Because leaving the app dropped all of my previous progress I had to learn to do each step in only a certain order in order to escape from the hell that is this beautiful but horrible app.
The app it's self is eh okay. I use it when I was to reserve the movie. It gets that job done. O and I can see what's available before I go. That's it.
Accurate reviews are a must have. I got really excited about this update. All it is, is literally a star rating. No written reviews or even individual star ratings. Just basic star reviews is only going to hurt redbox not help it, if all the movies are 2.5 or 3 I have no interest in spending money and time on them. But if there's in excuse (review) then I understand why people have it that rating, and might look past it.
The app needs to updated. Instead of having the it use GPS ALL the time(major battery drain) at least give it the option to use GPS only when the app is open like most other apps do. Plus after all of the recent updates the app would just continue searching with no results found after I chose a something to rent which just continued to drain my battery. In the beginning it was very convenient to have the app and use it on the go. Had to delete because of all the problems. Please fix it so I can go back to the purpose of having the app: Enjoying my rentals.