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Redbox On Demand streaming service review

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This pay-as-you-go service gives you new movies and TV shows to rent and buy.

Known for DVD rentals from its red kiosks, Redbox On Demand offers movies and TV shows streaming on demand. It’s a pay-as-you-go service only, and if you already subscribe to another streaming service, you’ll find similar content here.

Details

Pricing $1.99
Free trial 1 day
Number of devices 5
Simultaneous streams 5
Closed captions Yes

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No subscription. Only pay for what you watch and avoid monthly service fees.
  • Option to buy. Purchase option on titles you want to keep.
  • Downloads. Watch later and on the go with its offline playback feature.
  • Commercial-free. Watch your TV shows without ad interruptions.
  • 10-minute preview. Find out if you’re really into a title by watching a short, free preview.

Cons

  • Limitations with the app. Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can’t use the app for Redbox On Demand. You’ll have to visit redbox.com to rent or buy.
  • Some titles only available for purchase. Not all movies are for rent — you’ll have to purchase some in order to watch.
  • No on-demand games. If you want to rent or buy a game through Redbox On Demand, you’ll need to visit a kiosk.

What features does Redbox On Demand offer?

Redbox On Demand offers a simple, streamlined way to watch movies and TV shows and play games. Other features include:

Pizza and movie deals

Redbox On Demand partners with DoorDash, Slice Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese to combine dinner and movies for a night in.

Redbox On Demand points

Good for those who still visit its kiosks. Earn points every time you rent a movie and put them toward free rentals and purchases at the kiosk.

What devices is Redbox On Demand compatible with?

Access Redbox On Demand through your TV, phone and mobile devices. However, some iOS mobile products are incompatible with the Redbox On Demand app. Apple users should visit Redbox On Demand’s website to rent and buy movies.

Smart TV devices:

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • LG
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Mobile Devices:
    • iOS devices 10X and higher
    • Android (5.0 Lollipop to 8.X Oreo)

    Computers on Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge,

    • Mac — OS X El Capitan, OS X Sierra and OS X High Sierra
    • Windows 7 and 10
  • How much does Redbox On Demand cost?

    Redbox On Demand movie rentals range from $1.99 for weekly deals, to $9.99 for new releases. If you decide to purchase a movie to keep in your library, you’ll pay between $7.99 and $14.99.

    You can only purchase TV shows by season, with prices between $7.99 to $29.99. Prices depend on the number of episodes per season.

    What can I watch with Redbox On Demand

    Redbox On Demand specializes in new content and has thousands of shows and movies to choose from. Some highlights:

    Shows:
    • The Americans
    • Empire
    • Homeland
    • House of Cards
    • New Girl
    • Outlander
    • The Simpsons
    • The Shield
    Movies:
    • Angry Birds 2
    • The Art of Racing in the Rain
    • Ma
    • Pets 2
    • Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
    • Transformers
    • X-Men Dark Phoenix
    • Yesterday
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    Expert review

    Redbox On Demand may be best for those who don’t want to commit to a streaming subscription service, but want on-demand streaming for new movies and shows. However, not all movies are for rent, and you have to purchase entire seasons to watch its shows.

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