Redbox Instant by Verizon now available on Roku

Grab the popcorn – Redbox Instant by Verizon is now available for streaming.

Available to all customers in the U.S. with a Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku HD (model 2500) or Roku LT (models 2400 & 2450) player or the Roku Streaming Stick, the service offers:

  • Access to 5,500+ streaming movies and 1,500+ movies currently at Redbox kiosks
  • The ability to locate and reserve movies and video games at more than 43,000 Redbox kiosks nationwide
  • Movie trailers and user reviews
  • Bookmark functionality to keep track of all movies discovered
  • The option to start, stop and resume watching a movie
  • Parental controls to manage on-demand purchasing and content restrictions

Movie fans who want to access the service on Roku just need to sign up for  a Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription package – which includes thousands of popular movies for streaming plus four DVD credits – for only $8 per month. And for new customers, Redbox Instant by Verizon also offers a 1-month free trial with subscription.

Happy (movie night) streaming!

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  • Fifi834

    How does this service differ from Netflix? Amazon Instant?

    • Jeremiah Kuhns

      same thing, different titles, with access to two hard disc free rentals a month

  • Justin E. Miller

    Okay. Cool. This was the only thing keeping me from not staying after my free trial a couple of months ago. I shall subscribe again.

    • darvin

      so is roku worth getting or not? what’s the general consensus? need to know as I’m considering the purchase to cut out the $210 a month cable bill

      • tcio

        To me it is. I got rid of Direct TV over a year ago and got an older Roku player and also the 1st generation Apple TV (hacked – very easy to do) so I could watch movies from my PC hard drive. Between the two I never run out of things to watch and haven’t once regretted or even thought about getting any kind of cable TV service. I also have a TV out video card so I can stream movies online as well. I can’t find enough time in a day to watch all the things available to me but the BEST thing of it is I can watch exactly what I want WHEN I want. I also had a Tivo with the Direct TV service but I still like my current setup by far over the Direct TV/TIVO setup!

  • http://photoventures.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    If they were 4 rental credits including Blu Ray instead of just DVD credits this would be more interesting. And it depends on the movies available, if it’s all the same stuff available on Netflix and Amazon, meh, don’t need another service like that, if it included more newer stuff like in the physical Redbox locations it would be interesting.

    • Josh

      Actually you can.. for only $1 more per month to use Blu-ray discs with 4 free Blu-ray (or DVD if Blu-ray is out of stock) discs a month.

    • Bonnie Reynolds

      I wasn’t necessarily impressed either. Amazon can provide HD without any issues but redbox had stop gap issues. They could do better if they could upgrade HD streaming and provide streaming immediately upon dvd release. This would give them an edge in the market.

  • Enrique Rick Zamora

    please send me an email on how to get started and I’ll pass the word. zamorat7@aol.com

  • Lynnie

    Would love to pay per title instead of per month, like at the box.

  • w8sdz

    The Redbox Instant info page came up on my Roku 3 My Channels menu but when I clicked on it nothing happened. I assumed it would be like other announcements on the right side of that page which usually add the channel or offer to do so when you click on them.

  • Marlene Kimball

    i do not have this channel in my store…please advise

  • cri8tive08

    i did everything to be in it to win it

  • CynVas23

    Why is the Redbox channel not available on the older Roku models? I have one of the original Roku boxes and it works just great so I don’t want to have to buy a new one in order to have access to all the channels! :-(

    • Adonya Wong

      I’m with you on this one! Those of us who’ve been Roku users FOR YEARS shouldn’t be “penalized” for having 1st gen players! “If it ain’t broke…” We deserve to be treated like we matter too! Please give us the same capability of adding Redbox and other cool channels! :)

      • Larry Brown

        Agree if I have to re invest upgrade might as well shop around for a better service who honors long time costumers

    • C

      I have an original roku also,I just got the roku 3 and had no idea how much i was missing .It might not only be storage,But the software .I had no idea there was a youtube channel .It seems like they could update that at least

  • Jake Coughlin

    So… it’s no different than Netflix except that it has a more limited selection of movies?

    My 2 cents: Roku should have pushed back on Red Box to create something that differs from the same ho-hum already established by Amazon and Netflix and Hulu and ….

  • buppie

    I fail to see the appeal. It doesn’t have nearly the movies available on Netflix. I can already reserve a redbox dvd from an app on my phone. Frankly, the titles at the box are usually only the current blockbusters available anywhere. If I want something that isn’t the Avengers (for instance) you are SOL. For the same money, just add back the dvd rental portion of Netflix. They have a vastly wider selection that you will ever find in a redbox kiosk. Plus no racing back to the redbox by 9pm. I wasn’t aware that the ability to pause and resume a movie was some kind of magic. I’m just not compelled to chase this thing.

  • Ptslater

    Will redbox not work on a roku xd

  • johnwells

    do I have a account to have a free trial

    • johnwells

      do I have to get money on my account to get free trial

  • Bonnie Reynolds

    Subscribed on a trial basis.
    I was so looking forward to this release
    for the roku.
    I was deeply disapointed.
    I might as well be watching stop
    motion animation.

  • dan

    I love my roku, watch twc roku more than twc service. redbox instant has like 3000 + movies but lots of then are listed twice, rated and unrated, one has 4 or 5 stars one has none.

  • Lisa

    Does anyone know why a movie I am watching is constantly loading during play?

  • Anna LeVin

    I cannot state strongly enough how awful this service is. The movies are old, really old and anything halfway decent requires you to rent or buy. I have not had this for more than 8 hours and plan to cancel today. This is not worth eight cents much less 8 dollars. What a rip off.

    • SonoranSnoozer

      yup, the process of paying for movies, tv, and televised sports is really messed up

  • Mark Leadingham

    Yes I agree with Anna this RedBox sucks, Netflix blows it away. Verizon better get something better than this, hell you can’t even watch all the movies without going to the box to get it but 99% of the time it’s not there at the box or your waiting forever for it to get back. GoodBye.. RedBox.

    • Damon

      Very rarely have a problem getting a movie from RedBox for any time I want when using the app, especially if not waiting to the last minute, but even then I can usually find it within 10 minutes from my location if I really have to have it. When using the smart phone app, as soon as I find it at the closest box, or at least one along an acceptable route to where I am going, like home, I can pre-pay and reserve it when found so I can take my time to pick it up anytime before 9pm the next day. The app is awesome. I find it amusing when I get to a box and listen to the people complain on a Friday night that all of the new movies are gone and as they leave, I simply swipe my credit card stored and used for the reservation and the movie that the other people were just looking for comes out for me to take home. Don’t know why they don’t just use the app. I know that in the area that I rent from closest to my house at the local 7-11, I can see 6 different RedBoxes from the 7-11 parking lot to choose from including 1 at the 7-11, 2 at the Winn-Dixie grocery store, 2 at the Walgreens pharmacy, and 1 at the CVS. Almost never have to travel out of that loop, but if I have too, RedBoxes are everywhere and I know where the movie is and have it reserved before I drive there so I don’t drive for nothing.

      • Justin

        Rejoice in the fact that 99% of people are ignorant, helpless, and their lack of intelligence subsidizes our convenience and ease of life :) ) It would NOT be convenient for US if everyone had the same common sense as you

  • darvin

    I’m considering the purchase of a roku to replace my $200+/mo cable bill. I just dont want to lose out on my current tv shows and my roommate’s local team sports when they are live. What’s the general consensus for the Philly area? Thanks

  • Criss

    I wish this was instead a pay a you go service, just like the actual redboxes, but from my couch. I would even be willing to pay .50 more per movie for not having to go to the box. If you rent 10 or more per month, they can give u one or more freebies

  • Someonereadingthis

    So they want me to pay 8.00 a month to see what movies are available and if they have a movie available I like I get to pay to rent it? Ugh, pass.

  • Jennifer Hunt Flowers

    I have ROKU 2 I have been trying for 2 hours to subscribe and now you have all my information and I am still being told to subscribe PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-(

  • ROCKNROCCO

    TO ALL ROKU 1 CUSTOMERS AND FURTURE 2 AND 3 CUSTOMERS
    THE ROKU 1 MODEL 2100 IS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD. THEY SHOULD HAVE THEASE COMPANIES WARNER BROTHERS, RED BOX,ETC MAKE THEIR APPS FOT ALL ROKU PLAYERS NOT JUST ROKU 2 AND 3.
    ROKU IS TELLING THEM ON PURPOSE TO DO THAT. NETFLEX SAYS THEY WOULD NEVER DO THAT AND LOOSE MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS.
    ROKU IS ONLY OUT TO MAKE MONEY. IF YOU HAVE A ROKU 2 YOU PROBABLY ONLY HAVE A YEAR LEFT TILL THEY MAKE IT ALMOST OBSOLETE AND A ROKU 3 ABOUT 2 YEARS IF YOUR LUCKY. THEY DO THIS ON PURPOSE TO MAKE YOU BUY THE LATEST NEW ROKU MODEL SO THEY MAKE MORE MONEY ON OLD CUSTOMERS. TERRIBLE COMPANY. THEY SHOUD HAVE AN UPDATE ON THEIR FIRMWARE OF THE ROKU 1.
    DEAR ROKU HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. HAVE ALL APPS WORK ON ALL MODELS AND YOU WILL GIVE CONFIDENCE TO ALL CUSTOMERS AND THEY WILL BUY MORE FROM YOU.

  • ROCKNROCCO

    TO ALL ROKU 1 CUSTOMERS AND FUTURE 2 AND 3 CUSTOMERS
    THE ROKU 1 MODEL 2100 IS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD. THEY SHOULD HAVE THEASE COMPANIES WARNER BROTHERS, RED BOX, ETC MAKE THEIR APPS FOT ALL ROKU PLAYERS NOT JUST ROKU 2 AND 3.
    ROKU IS TELLING THEM ON PURPOSE TO DO THAT. NETFLEX SAYS THEY WOULD NEVER DO THAT AND LOOSE MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS.
    ROKU IS ONLY OUT TO MAKE MONEY. IF YOU HAVE A ROKU 2 YOU PROBABLY ONLY HAVE A YEAR LEFT TILL THEY MAKE IT ALMOST OBSOLETE AND ROKU 3 ABOUT 2 YEARS IF YOUR LUCKY. THEY DO THIS ON PURPOSE TO MAKE YOU BUY THE LATEST NEW ROKU MODEL SO THEY MAKE MORE MONEY ON OLD CUSTOMERS. TERRIBLE COMPANY. THEY SHOUD HAVE AN UPDATE ON THEIR FIRMWARE ON THE ROKU 1 PLAYER.
    DEAR ROKU HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. HAVE ALL APPS WORK ON ALL MODELS AND YOU WILL GIVE CONFIDENCE TO ALL CUSTOMERS – OLD AND NEW CUSTOMERS AND THEY WILL BUY MORE FROM YOU.

    • Bob Lee

      I have one of the 1st roku when they went out for the 1st time, and it still working very fine, so, there is no reason to panic and get a new one. If I can’t get redbox, then I get all the others channels I want and that’s plenty for me.

  • Mike

    Does anyone from Roku ever read this blog or address any of the questions here? A lot of problems with Roku mentioned here, sure would help Roku’s business if they would reply to their customers problems and questions.

  • c

    No paypal??no thanx

  • Babs

    I just signed up for redbox with one month free and I have to pay what’s going on

  • MaineSkin

    WHY CANT I FIND REDBOX ON MY ROKU 3!!!!! AHHHH