Redbox announced this week that its free streaming service will add more than 20 new channels to its lineup in coming weeks — the largest increase of such channels in the company’s history.
The new channels all will be free and will feature fare such as live local news, financial news, kids shows and Spanish-language programming. They are ad-supported, meaning you should expect to see commercials.
New channels will include:
- America’s Funniest Home Videos, featuring videos of funny kids, pranks, pets and babies
- Three Sony Canal (Spanish) channels, featuring classic telenovelas and modern serial dramas, reality competition shows, and remakes of iconic sitcoms and comedy series
- Electric Now, featuring “a wide variety of ‘genre’ entertainment, including fan-favorite TV series and movies”
- Wu Tang Collection, a curated martial arts channel
- ALTER, a horror channel
- Yahoo Finance, a business and financial news channel
The service also will feature free live local news programming — available to viewers in all areas — from stations in the following cities:
- WHIO (Dayton, Ohio)
- WJAX (Jacksonville, Florida)
- WSB (Atlanta)
- WSOC (Charlotte, North Carolina)
- WPXI (Pittsburgh)
- WFTV (Orlando, Florida)
- KIRO (Seattle)
- KOKI (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
- WHBQ (Memphis, Tennessee)
- WFXT (Boston)
Redbox debuted its free streaming service, which includes live TV and on-demand content, in 2020. It’s available through multiple brands of smart TVs and streaming devices as well as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
Redbox’s free service is just one of many that offer gratis programming. For more, check out “15 Free Streaming Services to Watch at Home.”
While free streaming services are great, the programming tends to be limited — and include more ads — compared to what pay services offer. If you prefer a more robust roster of viewing options, check out:
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