Roku has already crafted a bit of a name for itself as the best, slickest, most fully-featured streaming box around, and it's about to get even better. Redbox Instant
, the latest streaming service to rival the likes of Hulu, Amazon and Netflix, already launched on Google TV -- but soon, it'll be in far more homes due to the added support of Roku
. The service will hit the Roku streaming platform "this summer," offering up $8/month access to tons of digital content as well as four credits for use at Redbox kiosks.
"We've received overwhelming demand from our customers for Redbox Instant by Verizon on their Roku devices, and we're pleased to be expanding the service this summer to meet that demand," said Shawn Strickland, CEO, Redbox Instant by Verizon. "Roku is synonymous with great choice, control and value in TV entertainment, and together as partners, we share a strong commitment to providing movie fans a fun and convenient way to enjoy their favorite Hollywood entertainment."
Redbox Instant by Verizon subscribers will be able to access the service on their Roku players, and everyone regardless of subscription will have the ability to purchase and rent the newest digital releases directly through the channel. Redbox Instant by Verizon on Roku will be accessible at launch on Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku LT (models 2400 & 2450), and Roku HD (model 2500) players as well as the Roku Streaming Stick.