Redbox is offering a free trial of its new video streaming service to compete with Hulu Plus and with Netflix. New customers can sign up now for a month of unlimited streaming and four free kiosk rentals.

If you decide to keep the service after the 30-day trial, the charge is $8.00 a month. To avoid charges, cancel anytime before the first month runs out.

Visit Redbox Instant to get started.

  • Click "New Account."
  • Enter name, e-mail, zip code, and create a password.
  • Select the check box to agree to the terms. Click "Next."
  • Enter billing and credit card information. Remember, you won't be charged unless you keep the service beyond the 30-day trial.
  • Once again. check the box to agree to the terms. Click "Next."
  • Click "Finish."

Browse through free (and paid) titles here or use the handy title/keyword search feature at the top of the page. Choose from popular titles like The Hunger Games and Rango. Just hover over the movie image and click the red "Watch Now" button for free films.

Here's the fine print:

* One month free trial offer for new subscribers only. You can cancel anytime during the 1-month trial to avoid charges. If you like the service and don't cancel during the trial period, your subscription will continue automatically at the then-current monthly subscription rate.