Redbox announced today that it has expanded its free live streaming service by adding two more channels to the lineup. Redbox Live TV, which launched in February, now includes over 60 channels, including three that are exclusive to Redbox: Redbox Rush (for action fans), Redbox Comedy (for those who love stand-up comedy and the best comedy movies), and Redbox Movies.
The two newest channels to be added are Tastemade’s Streaming Network and Cheddar. Here’s a quick description of each of the new channels.
Tastemade is a modern media company that engages a global audience of more than 300 million monthly viewers on all major digital, mobile, and streaming television platforms, streaming 2.5+ billion views each month. We create award-winning video content and original programming in the categories of Food, Travel, and Home & Design that we share with an engaged, passionate, and global community.
Cheddar is the digital-first news network, providing quick updates on trending stories in tech, innovation, business, politics, media, entertainment, and culture in a fresh, fast-paced format. Cheddar is part of the Altice News group, which also includes hyperlocal news from News 12 and the global and current affairs network i24NEWS.
“We’ve seen significant viewership growth in the News, Lifestyle and Food categories,” said Chris Yates, General Manager, Redbox On Demand. “We’re excited to continue growing our Free Live TV offering with great new content, increasing our distribution and adding new features to help our customers find and watch great content however they want to watch it.”
Redbox has added nearly 20 channels over the past few weeks. Recently added channels include Wired, Architectural Digest, Black News Channel, CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation), Go Traveler, Outdoor America, Hard Knocks Fighting. Channels recently added include America’s Test Kitchen, Complex, The Design Network, Real Nosey, Funny or Die, beIN Sports, Outside TV, Chive TV, Thrill One, Voyager Documentaries, Hungry and Just for Laughs Gags.
You can watch for free on Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs and Chromecast. The service doesn’t require a login, just click “Free Live TV”, choose a channel and start watching.
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Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.