August 4, 2021
Redbox Aug. 4 added more ways its 40 million customers can enjoy home entertainment with the addition of its branded Free Live TV streaming platform and Free On Demand content to its app on Samsung Smart TVs. Through the Redbox app, users can browse new release movies for purchase or rent and now stream thousands of hours of ad-supported content.
Redbox Free Live TV and Free On Demand are available on all 2016-21 Samsung TV models.
“Samsung has been a tremendous partner of Redbox since we launched our digital services, and we’re thrilled we can bring our growing catalog of free content to Samsung Smart TV owners,” Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said in a statement.
In 2020, Redbox expanded its digital service to include free, ad-supported content through its Free Live TV and Free On Demand services. The ad-supported streaming video market is expected to grow to $26 Billion by 2023, according to SNL KAGAN 2020.
Redbox Free Live TV has more than 100 linear channels offering movies, television, news, sports, and lifestyle programming. Some of the most channels include Crackle, Popcornflix, Tastemade, Unsolved Mysteries, Cheddar News, Divorce Court and Pac-12 Network.
On Demand features movies and television shows from Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Shout! Factory, Legendary Television, Magnolia Pictures, and Relativity Media, among others.
Over the past two years, Redbox has transformed into a multi-product entertainment provider with physical (DVD/Blu-ray Disc) and digital options for consumers. Redbox now serves multiple windows and business models, including film distribution, transactional video on demand (TVOD), premium video on demand (PVOD), ad-supported linear and on demand (AVOD).