Redbox Instant by Verizon arrives on Roku

Monday, August 5th, 2013 
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Creates Ultimate Living Room Movie Experience

NEW YORK, NY — Redbox, a subsidiary of Outerwall, (NASDAQ: OUTR); Verizon (NYSE: VZ) – Pop the popcorn, dim the lights and fire up the Roku. With the new addition of the Redbox Instant by Verizon channel, millions of homes now have the ultimate living room movie hub with access to thousands of streaming favorites and new releases.

Redbox Instant by Verizon is a unique service for movie fans offering a compelling subscription package, which includes thousands of popular movies for streaming, plus four DVD credits to get the newest releases on disc at any Redbox kiosk nationwide for only $8 per month. A Blu-ray™ package is also available for an extra dollar. No other subscription offer is servicing the millions of customers who regularly head to Redbox kiosks every month by offering the best movies at a great value on disc and digital.
Both subscribers and non-subscribers can also take advantage of the Redbox Instant by Verizon online store to purchase and rent new releases on-demand.

The new channel allows anyone with a Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku HD (model 2500) and Roku LT (models 2400 & 2450) player or the Roku Streaming Stick to access the Redbox Instant by Verizon service, offering:

  • 5,500+ active digital movies instantly and more than 680 discs available in Redbox kiosks
  • The ability to locate and reserve movies and video games* on disc at more than 43,000 Redbox kiosks nationwide
  • Movie trailers and user reviews to allow previewing and researching films before you stream, reserve at the kiosk, rent or buy (when available)
  • Bookmark functionality to keep track of all movies discovered on the service for future viewing
  • The option to start, stop and resume watching movies
  • Parental controls to manage on-demand purchasing and content restrictions for young children, children and teens

To access the service, Roku users can simply visit the Roku Channel Store and look in the “New” section for the Redbox Instant by Verizon logo. Once in the channel, they will have access to thousands of hours of great movies and can begin streaming the content they prefer right away — all with the ease of navigation to which Roku users are accustomed.
For those new to the service, Redbox Instant by Verizon offers a one-month free trial with subscription that includes unlimited streaming of a collection of hit movies and four DVD credits.

Links: Redbox; Roku