Redbox Free Live TV Adds New Channels

Redbox has added more than 10 channels to its lineup on Redbox’s Free Live TV.

The added channels include America’s Test Kitchen, Complex, The Design Network, Real Nosey, Funny or Die, beIN Sports, Outside TV, Chive TV, Voyager Documentaries, Hungry and Just for Laughs Gags.

Also, Free Live TV is now available through the Redbox app on Android TVs.

The service now has more than 50 channels delivering a wide-range of movies, television programming and short-form content, including three Redbox Branded channels curated for the tastes of Redbox customers — Redbox Rush, Redbox Comedy, and Redbox Movies.

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Redbox Free Live TV can be enjoyed via Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs and Chromecast. The service doesn’t require a login. Consumers can click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel and start watching.

“Our linear TV service is growing fast, with total hours watched and time spent per user reaching new records in July.” Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said in a statement. “We’re excited to continue growing our business both with new content, increased distribution and new features to help our customers find and watch great content, however they want to watch it.”

Vizio Launches 30 New Free Linear Channels on SmartCast Home Screen

Vizio April 7 launched 30 new free linear TV channels on its SmartCast Home screen.

Channels include news and lifestyle content from USA Today and CBC News; sports information and action from USA Today Sportswire and the Fubo Sports Network; and celebrity and entertainment news from TMZ and Hollywire. Do-it-yourself channels include Hungry, Food52 and The Design Network.  Sci-Fi content is on Dust, documentaries on Magellan TVNow and Docurama, and cult classics on CONtv.

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The free streaming channels can be found under a “Free Channels” row on the SmartCast Home screen.

“The new wave of programming comes at a time when TV usage is surging,” according to a Vizio release. “Vizio SmartCast TV’s free ad supported apps and streaming TV services saw a 59% increase in viewing sessions over the last three weeks of March.”

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“More people are discovering our free content offerings and making them part of their daily routines right now,” said Mike O’Donnell, SVP of platform business. “We recognize the important role that TV plays in the home, especially when families are being asked to stay inside. It’s important for us to deliver popular content to consumers, and we are focused on continually expanding additional free and premium options for our Vizio SmartCast TV customers.”