Redbox Launches Free Live TV on Samsung Televisions

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.

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“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).

Peacock to Launch on Samsung Smart TVs June 8

Peacock and Samsung June 7 announced that the NBCUniversal streaming service will be available on Samsung Smart TVs beginning June 8.

The Peacock app will bring tens of thousands of hours of on demand movies and shows, as well as live news and sports programming to Samsung Smart TV households nationwide.

“Samsung is a powerful platform and we are excited to bring Peacock to millions of their dedicated streamers across the country,” Maggie McLean Suniewick, president of business development and partnerships for Peacock, said in a statement.

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From the world premiere of The Boss Baby: Family Business to the Tokyo Olympics, Samsung users (with a Peacock subscription) will have access to major programming events, as well Peacock’s catalog of the movies, TV shows, news and sports.

“The launch of Peacock enables Samsung to augment its news and entertainment offerings with world-class content and programming from NBCUniversal,” said Salek Brodsky, VP of strategic partnerships & business development for Samsung Electronics, in a statement.

In addition to current season programming from NBC and Telemundo, recent Peacock Original premieres include comedies “Girls5eva” and “Rutherford Falls”; documentary series John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise; new episodes of “The Amber Ruffin Show”; dramas Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War and Departure; and sports series “Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts” and “Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories, & More.”

This content complements a library of shows including “The Office,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Cheers,” “Yellowstone,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Downton Abbey,” “Real Housewives,” “Top Chef,” and “Curious George,” as well as the “Jurassic Park,” “The Matrix” and “Ghostbusters” movie franchises.

Upcoming live events and specials on Peacock include “SummerSlam” from WWE, Miley Cyrus’s Pride Concert Special “Stand By You,” and sports coverage of the French Open, the Tokyo Olympics, Sunday Night Football and the Premier Lacrosse League.

The Peacock app also features news highlights from “Today,” “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt,” “Meet the Press,” “Noticias Telemundo,” MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, “E! News” and “Access Hollywood.”

Peacock’s list of streaming channels includes clip-based channels such as Fallon Tonight and SNL Vault; exclusive news channel The Choice; sports channels GolfPass and NBC Sports; franchise-specific channels “The Real Housewives” and “Unsolved Mysteries”; and genre channels such as Peacock Reality and Classic TV Crime.

Movies Anywhere Launches on Samsung Smart TVs, Bows ‘Deal of the Day’ Feature

The Movies Anywhere personal digital library service app is now available on Samsung smart TVs, and the service has also launched a “Deal of the Day” feature.

By expanding to Samsung for its 2017-21 smart TVs, the Movies Anywhere app can now be found on a majority of big-screen devices in the United States, according to the service.

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Consumers can download the free Movies Anywhere app from the Samsung smart TV app store.

Movies Anywhere brings together more than 8,000 movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The service syncs purchased movie libraries from multiple digital retailers across devices and platforms.

With the addition of the Samsung platform, the Movies Anywhere app is now available on the largest network of smart TVs in the United States, according to the service.

Movies Anywhere has also launched a “Deal of the Day” widget. After automatically crawling all current eligible deals, the widget curates and displays personalized deal recommendations based on users’ watch history and movies in their digital locker. “Deal of the Day” is available now for iOS 14 users who have installed Movies Anywhere’s 1.42.0 build. After installing this update and opening the Movies Anywhere app, the “Deal of the Day” widget will appear in the widget gallery and can be added directly to the Movies Anywhere app’s home screen.