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Redbox Streaming App Launches on PlayStation 5

Aubrey Meister

Redbox announced today that its streaming app is now available to download on PlayStation 5. PlayStation 4 users will soon be able to download the app as well. The launch of the Redbox app on PlayStation consoles gives users on-demand access to free, ad-supported shows and movies.

The Redbox app also allows users to access Redbox Free Live TV and stream over 100 free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels, including films and documentaries from Crackle.

“We’re thrilled that our app is now available on the PlayStation 5,” Chris Yates, GM, Redbox On Demand, said in a statement. “We have so much great content to discover, and we’re constantly adding more films and TV shows, as well as free TV channels.”

Redbox has aggressively ramped its streaming efforts and has grown the number of devices its streaming app is available on and increased the number of titles and channels available for free. Movies streaming this month for free include The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel, Beverly Hills Ninja starring Chris Farley, and Dick starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams.

Redbox has recently expanded the reach of its streaming app, launching on Samsung smart TVs in August. You can also stream Redbox’s on-demand content and live channels on the Web at Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices, Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Samsung, and Chromecast.

Since its 2002 launch, Redbox has offered physical movie rentals at kiosks throughout the US. To keep up with its competitors as streaming ramps up, the company is looking to offer more digital options. Redbox CEO Galen Smith acknowledged that physical movie rentals will eventually disappear, making streaming the only option.

For now, however, the company will continue to offer physical rentals to its customer base of 40 million people. Just 3 million people have used Redbox on Demand, while 9 million devices have signed up for Redbox Free Live TV.

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