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Redbox Instant launches on Roku devices

Redbox Instant, the streaming service from US telco Verizon, has launched its app for Roku set-top boxes.

Rebox Instant combines an online subscription service with DVD rentals through Redbox street kiosks.

Roku said that Redbox Instant would be available for anyone with a recent Roku box (2,3, HD LT or streaming stick). It offers access to 5,500 movies as part of its subscription, and reserve physical discs from 680 titles for pick-up at street kiosks.

As IP&TV News reported last week, Redbox Instant is also interested in supporting Google’s Chromecast streaming adapter.

The Redbox Instant/Roku service costs US$8 a month or US$9 for Blu-ray. Verizon is offering a one-month free trial for the service, as well as four DVD credits.

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