February 5th 2013 11:10 am PT

Redbox Instant Coming to Xbox 360 (Gaming Console Exclusive)

 

Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox 360 in the very near future.  If you are currently a Redbox Instant beta participant, you’ll receive an email with a unique code to access the app on Xbox 360 in the coming days. Interested newcomers to the Redbox Instant beta can request entry into the beta by visiting www.RedboxInstant.com

Xbox 360 is the exclusive gaming console launch partner for Redbox Instant by Verizon. A Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription package, priced at $8 per month for DVD or $9 per month for Blu-ray, combines four one-night credits for the latest movie releases at Redbox kiosks with access to a great catalogue of popular movies available for unlimited streaming.  Through the app, Xbox 360 movie fans can also purchase and rent the newest digital releases without needing a subscription. Redbox Instant by Verizon combines disc + subscription, purchase and rental viewing choices into a compelling destination so movie fans can always find a movie to enjoy.

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to launch.

*Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and/or additional subscriptions/fees including a Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription may be required and sold separately. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.

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  • http://MitchNetzer.com/ Mitchell Netzer

    Oh man, that’d be awesome. Too bad I have to pay $60 (Gold Membership) a year to use it or any other service like Netflix. :/

    This is why I didn’t renew my Gold subscription, I just can’t support gating basic system functions to get you to pay an unlock fee. At least my PS3 will let me use my system without having to pay to get online and actually use my system. #Fail

    • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.kalman Kyle Kalman

      Nobody makes you pay for anything. If you don’t like it, don’t buy a subscription. Simple as that.

      • http://twitter.com/theirateiranian b

        i wont thanks for the advice

      • http://twitter.com/Jeverage Jeff K

        If you don’t like it, don’t buy a subscription, and voice your opinion as a consumer.

      • Russell Gorall

        Nobody makes you respond to him, either.

        If you don’t like it, don’t subscribe to him.

        • http://twitter.com/damashedavenger kit walker

          shh

    • http://twitter.com/Jumptronic Jess Heitland

      There are constantly sales (usually$35 – $45/yr) for Gold Membership on the web….

      • http://twitter.com/Jeverage Jeff K

        That doesn’t make it better that free functions on every other platform are being gated behind a paywall here. It’s not really the number that causes the problem.

        • Nick Peck

          I’ll gladly spend money on XBL for the speed and ease of use alone. Downloading a full game on psn/psn+ takes half a day then takes another 30 just to install. I like downloading full games on XBL in like 45 min with NO install.

          To each his own, but psn has always sucked imo. However, I do like their deals (even though it’s really only renting games) and took advantage of them when I had a ps3. However it started collecting dust again so I sold it again :D

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            Paying Gold for improvements and a good gaming service, yes I agree.

            But, paying Gold for access to apps that require you to spend more money on a subscription or buying/renting things, hell no. That is just disgraceful.

            They are trying to bully people into getting Gold Family or otherwise buying more a single Gold account even when only used on a single console.

            How is it fair that my friend has to leave his memory card at home, so we can’t play Rock Band 3 together, so that his parents can watch Netflix? They would otherwise not use the console at all so there is no good reason they should need a gamertag or Gold account.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        yea but netflix runs better on ps3 for free.$35 a year is still $35 that could have been a new game.

        • ryder4life22187

          Sounds like you must be poor if you can’t afford to buy a 12 month live subscription and a new game at the same time or else you wouldn’t be bothered by that.

          • http://twitter.com/rogXue Justin Forsythe

            or they just know how to manage their money like an adult. Evaluating the value of a service compared to the same offerings on another console. You know being a vocal consumer? Complaining sucks, getting a valid point across can be the only valuable way for a company to understand their customer base better. The ONLY reason I pay for Live is party chat with my friends, even that is a waste of $. I look for deals and contests to cushion the blow, otherwise I wouldn’t be a Live subscriber. Probably won’t be come next console generation.

          • ryder4life22187

            Actually I do know how to manage my money like an adult. All I am saying is that I make more than enough money where it doesn’t bother my funds to buy live and a game at the same time. It’s called go to college, and learn a skill like I did, as I have my main job which pays very well and a side job that I can do whatever i want with that money.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            clearly you don’t because you will throw $35 at MS just for the opportunity to play games online where literally every other system out there is free to play online.

          • http://www.facebook.com/aidan.mullis Aidan Mullis

            Don’t come crying to me then when Sony gives up on consoles and can’t earn a buck off them, while MS is standing strong. Wat will you do without your prize possession then?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            prized possession? I don’t care who or what makes the console unlike you I am a gamer, I go where the games go if sony disappears something else will take it’s place also lol sony disappearing.

          • http://MitchNetzer.com/ Mitchell Netzer

            ^THIS^

            Also, I’m not poor. I’m very blessed and grateful for what I have. However I work hard to save my money, find deals and voice my opinion as a customer. I’m not trolling as PS3 fanboy. I actually like all the major consoles -seeing that each does something very well and brings something new to table. However if I’m dissatisfied with a service or price-point, then It is my/our responsibility as consumers to make our voices heard.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            that argument makes you sound like a moron. just because you can afford something doesn’t mean you should go out and buy it. I can buy another ps3 or 360 but what would I? I have both systems, and I just reupped my xbox gold ( probably for the last time) and PSN+.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dane-Miller/500337604 Dane Miller

            dumbest response ever.

          • ryder4life22187

            clearly yours is.

        • http://www.facebook.com/aidan.mullis Aidan Mullis

          Lol and that comment is what Sony was thinking before they launched the ps3. Look where Sony is now…. A dying company that still can’t withhold the debt ps3 has given them. Xbox has been making money off xbox. So
          what company is at fault for being the better entrepreneur?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            if you think sony is a dieing company you nee to get your head checked and stop reading into propaganda.

          • ryder4life22187

            Have you ever talked to sony reps in person before, as sony does lose money from the ps3

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            You should do some research before talking.
            both the 360 and ps3 lost money per sale because the companies eat the cost of consoles. they than both make it up through software and accessories. each company gets a small bit of money each game sold, this is why xbox will want games like COD to sell well. they also make it back through accessories, xbox sells a 250gb hdd for the same price as a 1tb hdd litterally there is no difference between them but size and case.

            the reason sony lost a lot this year was they lost tax credits, they didn’t actually lose billions and billions of yen they lost tax credits equal to that, they had them on the books for years and had to record the loss of an asset as net loss.

            another big thing is it took a long time for the ps3 to be profitable~ break even per sale. this was due to the sheer cost of the console the super slim ps3 iirc breaks even each sale. The 360 after a few years was profitable to sell

            that said sony is cutting a lot of the junk from their company, like their tv division and stuff. the playstation is one of sony’s only profitable items and them cutting out the rest to focus on what has done well is a good thing.

          • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

            And with that loss, they would have saved a lot on taxes.
            Now I have a Wii U, I stopped renewing my Live account, also since I got my PC I rarely played online games on Xbox, and seeing as how MS rip off Australian customers (along with many other companies) by sometimes even doubling the price of digital content in Australia.
            I like to shop smartly, and I just cannot justify spending that much money on Gold. Not buying Gold for 3 short years will save me the amount I spent on my Wii U.

          • http://www.facebook.com/aidan.mullis Aidan Mullis

            A comment that was actually factual * claps*. Also that’s the reason Sony is dying. Cutting those things will then have most of Sony’s workers laid off, and having a console and a limited amount of appliances won’t bring their company back to a positive profit to any of their 4 quarters for many years.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            they aren’t dieing, if you actually do your research you will know sony is in a pretty strong position for next gen.

          • http://www.facebook.com/aidan.mullis Aidan Mullis

            Considering that the company laid off 10 % of their workers last summer and still can’t get their debt off their shoulders, also Sony is not the only tv company anymore and their failing at that too. Lol you call that propaganda when Sony admits their company is not good enough for MS? You live under a rock?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            you are an idiot I swear.

        • Nick Peck

          Again, paying for XBL is nothing to me so it’s not even an issue. But I will give you how Netflix runs on the Xbox. SO damn clunky and slow and I really hope they have a redesign coming down the road to speed it up.

        • http://www.facebook.com/kuruptsoul Jeff Fuller

          less than 10.5 cents a day.. OH NO… that is going to break the bank..

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            Except, what if the person who has the only gold account on the console wants to take his profile to a friends house – but while he is out someone else in the house might want to watch Netflix?

            As it stands now, you HAVE to be signed into a profile with a gold account which means if the only gold profile is out of the house on a USB memory stick, you’re screwed.

            THAT is why its not fair that apps are locked to gold accounts. As there are plenty of people who might want to watch Netflix, etc, that otherwise would never touch a games console. So them having a Xbox Live account, never mind a gold account, would be utterly pointless.

        • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

          This is complete and utter bullshit.. besides the fact the Delaystation 3′s netflix app having native 1080P streaming and are not subjected to the stupid preview pic and autostart feature we have on the 360′s app does not mean that it runs better lol. Both apps run exactly the same and there is no difference in visual quality unless you can see the difference between 720P and 1080P with the naked. Personally though I agree with you, I prefer the PS3′s app because its the exact same app my sony bluray player uses.

    • http://www.jreednet.com Jay Reed

      Multiplayer gaming is free on PS3 as well, if you want to be a cheapskate and not pay for the overall better experience on Xbox, piss off.

      • http://MitchNetzer.com/ Mitchell Netzer

        There’s no need to be a stereotypical angry internet commenter. I welcome differing opinions …except when the commenter resorts to name calling (then your opinion/comment is invalid too me).

        Also, I have purchased Xbox Live Gold for the past few years. I’m just tired of them gating basic services and forcing you to pay for a service that all other systems offer up front for free. I guess that’s the beauty of the Free Market -you vote with your dollars.

        • ryder4life22187

          Don’t see what the problem is then if other systems have it for free then watch it on that device, as no one is forcing you to watch it on the 360 in the first place.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            few people watch netflix on 360 anyway compared to ps3.

        • http://www.jreednet.com Jay Reed

          Says the post’s original troll? Every post on this blog is about how Live should be free. Not everything in life is free, and like you said, if you don’t like it, don’t pay for it. Go comment on a PS3 blog about how awesome it is instead of here. We don’t want to hear it.

          • http://twitter.com/LasseLund Lasse Lund

            Not everything in life is free, but people pay for value. Microsoft is providing artificial value by locking you out of features you get elsewhere for free (not to mention dumping a ton of ads on you), while Playstation offers you games and discounts in exchange for your dollars via PSN Plus.

            I have an XBL account that I pay for because I like gaming online with my friends, but I feel like that addtional $35-60 could be better spent on games.

      • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

        How is it better on Xbox? Aside from the fact that 50% of the people on it are 13 or under?

    • ryder4life22187

      I think it’s real funny that all we hear is i or we wont renew are subscribstion to live for this reason or another. Guess what there’s another person that will happily take your place. You know how many xbox 360′s get sold at my work on a weekly basis and most of them buy a 12 month live card. At least my xbox 360 can dl updates in mere secods and don’t take hours to update, and actually have games that i want to play on it besides your PS3 glorified dude raider..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        you realise the ps3 has outsold the 360 even though the 360 came out a year earlier right? when you factor in how many people had to buy 2+ console because of RROD you will see that 360 lowest selling console this gen, next to the vita I guess but talking home consoles.

        • ryder4life22187

          I could care less what sold more doesn’t make up for the fact that the PS3 lost this gen and a lot of people bought one for a better blu ray player and not for games, the only thing it has going for it is free online and blu ray. Well i for one haven’t had to buy another console had the same box for 4 years straight and it gets left on up to 12 hours a day. How many people also had to buy a second PS3 due to YLOD, you can’t just blame MS when Sony is just as much in fault.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            um, you are honestly arguing that YLOD was worse than RROD, please continue to talk nonsense. over 25% of 360s sold in the first 2-3 years RROD in 2-3 years time. let alone the other models, the only fat 360 that has a low failure rate is the jasper model, the slims don’t fail much either.

            ps3 lost this gen? not by a long shot, when people talk about the games coming out it’s almost always on ps3. 360 lost this gen. to win the gen it’s not about sales but how many people are talking about the console, no one talks about that awesome game coming exclusive to 360 because they don’t exist you got tired halo, tired gears of war, and forza 4 which is beaten or ties with gran turismo. meanwhile ps3 has the killzone, uncharted and resistance series, along with dust 514, playstation allstars, little big planet series and many more.

            Now if you will excuse me I get Guardians of middle earth for free because I am PSN+ member, but I guess if you have xbox gold you can spend $15 on it or so.

          • ryder4life22187

            enjoy your rented game. Killzone was stupid as i hated it. Uncharted is just a knockoff and is basically a dude raider, little big planet is the worst game made. Resistance was only fun for a couple of hours. Gran turismo should end already, and never saw any promotion for dust 514 where i live and sony just cut ties with the people that made playstation allstars so thats your great lineup most are kiddie games. Ill enjoy my gears of war, sum forza, alan wake (o yeah u forgot to mention that IP didn’t you) and the other countless games I play. As always enjoy renting as you didn’t get it for free or else you would own it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

            Uncharted was fairly decent and had an actual interesting storyline. While is is similar in style to tomb raider doesn’t mean it’s a rip off, otherwise you have to call all FPS’s ripoffs of Doom & all car racers rip offs of Test Drive or Pole Position or whatever was the first racing game.

          • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

            Actually, I would say that PS3 did lose this gen, especially considering the amount of sales of consoles as well as console exclusive games, not to forget how most games released on both are done for Xbox then ported to PS3. PS3 did win on the non-gaming side of things, but I would say it’s as close as the SNES & Genesis wars of the 90′s.
            Of course, the Wii U is going to force both to react in the same way the Wii made them react by adding weak motion control that are vastly inferior to Wii’s motion controllers (Kinect is a little laggy but has no good games and a much higher amount of shovelware than even the Wii, whereas PS Move has only shovelware).

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            how did xbox win? exclusives? halo and gears is the only mentionable exclusive since 2010, 3 years without a decent exclusive that set them apart. there hasn’t been a good e3 show since 2009. multiplatform games don’t push people one way or another, ps3 has blu ray, free online, better apps 360 didn’t win anything, if you would have asked 5 years ago? yea 360 won it was awesome but it’s like they just stopped caring about gamers for 4 years.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            You are such an incredibly biased Fanboy.

          • fantomena

            Wy did you choose the nickname “PSN_IS_GARBAGE”? It smells microsoft fanboy.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            This is thre problem with the internet..People on the internet judge you for having an opinion. I chose the nickname PSN Is Garbage because PSN is garbage compared to XBL. Even PSN+ is garbage compared to xbox live to me because I don’t support digital games that are also available on disks, I don’t support rental services because I am a collector and actually like to own my games and keep them forever.
            I have already gone over the reasons why PSN is inferior to XBL in every way shape and form and this is why I chose the name. I’m not a fanboy of any corporation, I’m a fanboy of superior networks and superior versions of games.. The PS3 can never hope to provide this to it’s consumer base as long as it remains free. And as Pachter once said, “PSN being free hurts Sony and the gamers themselves Hope this clears things up. :)

          • Nick Peck

            The launch ps3′s used to overheat like no tomorrow. I had to return two of them and then just gave up. I have a 12 360′s (due to trading up for LE’s and always have 3 in the house b/c I have two kids) and have never had an issue with any of them.
            PSN+ is still as slow as psn, but with the ability to rent games for free. It’s still a decent deal but I honestly didn’t care for it when I had it. It took me 2 full days to download a bunch of games an to install them on my ps3 last year that I never even bothered to play any of them.
            Also, add up all of the Halo sales alone and it still kills the uncharted, killzone, and resistance series sales. Not sure what that tell you lol. But, whatever.

        • http://twitter.com/swifty2123 jose

          Shipped and sold are TWO separate things smart&@@

    • Lex Stewther

      Don’t forget that most of the features that they tout require additional services. Want to watch HBO Go, well you need cable and an HBO subscription. Same goes for the majority of the content on Live now.

    • Nick Peck

      Everyone knows you have to pay for gold (and if you bother to look around, you can get it for like $40 or less) so do we REALLY need these stupid arse comments on EVERY story? Jesus people, grow up lol.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        customers will stop when MS learns.

    • http://twitter.com/jdoming801 Jorge

      Who pays $60 dollars for it anyways? with a little bit of research you get it for as low as $35 a year, or is that too much as well?

  • Zack Sanders

    Nice. I’m already in the beta. Looking forward to trying it out on the 360.

  • ryder4life22187

    good thing i signed up for the beta.

  • pinata242

    In the beta, already got my XBL code from RB to redeem it. Any ETA when the codes will be accepted? The website says: “An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.”

    • ungeheier

      When you signed up for the beta, did you have to do anything special to get the Xbox code? Also too, the Xbox code is 25 characters long, you’re not referring to the 8-digit code they sent you when you initially gave them your email address are you?

      • pinata242

        Nope, they just sent me an email and I clicked the button to get the code. And, HA!, of course it’s a 25-character XBL code ;) It worked through the console, just not the website.

        • ungeheier

          Finally got my code. I can confirm it doesnt work on the website. I’ll have to wait till I get home to queue up the download.

  • http://twitter.com/MattCox Matthew Cox

    Just went to the site and signed up for a “chance” to join the beta, got my invite email a few seconds later – can’t wait to see how the app looks!

  • Volitar Prime

    Is this going to be 1080p with 5.1 sound?

    • ElektroDragon

      Of course not.

    • Nick Peck

      Do you have any clue as to how much data that is to steam? You would hit your monthly data cap in no time at all lol.

      • Volitar Prime

        I have no data cap. The Xbox 360 is fully capable of streaming 1080p video with 5.1 sound. The Xbox Movie service (formally Zune Movies) is in 1080p and as far as I’m aware is the only video streaming service on the Xbox 360 that is. Similar services (like Netflix) are 1080p on the PS3, just not on the 360. PS3 owners aren’t complaining about data usage, instead they are laughing at us for our low quality video.

        • Nick Peck

          There are always data caps. They are usually set high so you don’t hit it but they are there. Yah, I was thinking of full on 1080p when I read your comment and meant to come and correct it. The compressed 1080p isn’t very bad but not every movie has it.

          I watch it on Xbox Video as well and whatever HD is considered for Netflix. I’m kinda bored of Netflix anyways so I’ll see how this new app holds up. But I can already tell it doesn’t have a lot of what I want and already have on Netflix so I’m not to sure (like having tv show seasons like family guy and the kids cartoons).
          However I am waiting for the day when I can have one or two steaming services to totally wipe out my sat and or cable bill totally. It’s almost there but not quite yet, for me at least.

  • Eric

    You need the beta invite code for EVERYTHING so if you get one don’t toss it. I deleted the email and couldn’t setup mobile devices or even my laptop. Oh yea, and because I clear my browser cookies I was locked out of streaming even after registering. Tho the service has potential.

  • DEXTER

    TO REEDEM THE CODE FROM YOUR EMAIL TURN ON YOUR XBOX 360, PRESS THE GUIDE BUTTON AND GO TO REEDEM CODE AND TYPE THE CODE THERE. ITS REALLY NEAT, BUT DONT CANCEAL NETFLIX. YOU CAN ALSO RESERVE YOUR DVD’S AND BLU-RAY DISKS FROM YOUR XBOX 360. HAVE FUN. BYE. GAMERTAG TANGLEWITHEBEST

  • http://www.jreednet.com Jay Reed

    I just signed up for the beta of the Redbox service after this announcement. I was waiting for it to come to Xbox before I bit the bullet. I hope I get the code to download the Xbox app soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Timwendorf1 Tim Wendorf

    Same here. I just singed up for the Beta & looking forward to see what they have to offer.

  • ElektroDragon

    Verizon, who screwed the entire Pacific Northwest over by dumping FiOS onto clueless loser company with no IPTV access, plans, support, or future. No thanks. And Microsoft should be ashamed for not pushing Frontier to offer a FiOS IPTV solution for Xbox 360 in their own backyard. Hint: Just buy Frontier, they’re cheap!

  • Angry Consumer

    FINALLY AN EXCLUSIVE THAT MATTERS

    /sarcasm

    • Mystictrust

      Netflix was exclusive once. It’s just a launch exclusive.

  • Ronni hedegaard

    im tired of seing all these nice apps that i CAN´T DL!! because i live in scandinavia !!

  • HS

    What is the cost structure for this? I am not sure if this makes sense if XBOX video is doing the same thing

  • http://twitter.com/Silent_killer01 Silent Killer01

    Is “Xbox LIVE Gold subscription required” the new Xbox slogan?

  • http://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

    I’m glad to see this is coming to the 360. On the flip side though, it’d be nice if they added Windows Phone support and not just Apple/Android.

    • Nick Peck

      Yah, it’s sad that more people don’t realize how much better WP actually is. Do people realize that 94% of all apps in the apple and droid stores are complete garbage?

  • https://twitter.com/SidiousStrange Gibson

    Looking to give Netflix & Amazon Prime a run for their money it seems.

  • Russell Gorall

    This is really… something?

    I mean, I realize why Gold is so great now? Tell me what to think, I pay for Live so I will do just about anything.

  • Riddick Snipes

    Another app……wow. I pray every night that the next Xbox will b ad and app free……but I know it won’t happen.

  • f0urg

    Just requested entry to the beta and within 5 minutes got an email saying I’m in. Waiting on you now MS.

  • http://twitter.com/Tyler7S Tyler

    This is incorrect information. How can it be exclusive to the Xbox 360 when it’s currently on my Droid RAZR Android phone?

    • http://twitter.com/QUASI_CAUSTIC Quasi Caustic

      Is your RAZR a gaming console?

    • http://twitter.com/QUASI_CAUSTIC Quasi Caustic

      Well?

  • http://twitter.com/QUASI_CAUSTIC Quasi Caustic

    SWEET!

  • Nick Peck

    Well signed up for the free month and just waiting for the XBL code. Looks pretty good so far so I’ll have to see how it stacks up vs. Netflix. Though I can already see some stuff I like to have that’s not on redbox, at least not yet.

    • http://twitter.com/QUASI_CAUSTIC Quasi Caustic

      Chat with or call redbox and they will give you a code for your xbox to dload app!!!

  • Russell Gorall

    Take that Last of Us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/QUASI_CAUSTIC Quasi Caustic

    Chat with or call redbox and they will give you a code for your xbox to dload app. Just got mine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Kosut/1054216793 Michael Košut

    XBOX is laughtable these days. I´m using PS3 instead – more excl. games, ps+. You ruined you´r brand Microsoft. I don´t even know if I want next-gen XBOX. I was XBOX gamer 7 years, now I´m on PS3 more than ever. Bad for you.

 
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