Redbox is a streaming app that offers thousands of movies and TV for rent and buy basis. With the Redbox app on your Roku, you can also watch free live TV channels. Unlike Netflix and Amazon Prime, you don’t have to pay any monthly or yearly subscription. You can pay only for the video title that you want. The movie rentals are available as low as $1.99.

Redbox on Roku

Features of Redbox

Some of the splendid features of Redbox are mentioned below.

Purchase the content

You can get the new release movies and catch up on the latest TV shows with the two options. One is renting the content for $1.99 for up to 30 days, and the other is buying the content for permanent streaming.

Get the Offline Videos

It allows you to download Movies & TV Shows from the library and enjoy watching them offline or later. You can also stream on-demand content. Hence, you can cast films anywhere, anytime on the go.

Add your Wish List

Browse and add the upcoming new release movies to the Wish List and get notified by the app. Thus, you can get the latest movies in no time.

How to Get Redbox on Roku

As Redbox is officially available on the Roku Channel Store, it is easy to get the app on Roku. Just note the down steps.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote to get to the home page.

2. Tap the Streaming Channels option.

Select Search Channels

3. Then, hit the Search Channels option.

4. Search for Redbox using the virtual keyboard and pick the app from the suggestions.

5. Now, you will be redirected to the channel info page.

6. Click the Add Channel button, and the Redbox channel will add to your Roku device or TV.

7. Press the OK button once the app is added.

8. Tap the Go to channel option to launch the app.

Alternative Method – Add Redbox to Roku

With the Roku Mobile app installed on your smartphone, you can easily add a Redbox channel to your smartphone. For this process, you need to connect your smartphone and Roku to the same WiFi network.

1. Install the Roku Mobile app from an Android or iOS smartphone from the Google Play Store or App Store.

2. Once the Roku Mobile app is installed, launch it.

3. Sign in to your Roku account if required.

4. Next, in the bottom left corner, tap the Devices tab.

Tap on the Devices tab

5. You can now see the list of available devices displayed on the screen.

6. Choose your Roku device displayed on the screen of your Android smartphone.

7. Once your Roku device and the Roku Mobile app have been paired, select the Channels tab.

Tap on the Channels tab

8. Next, Choose the Channel Store tab.

Select Channel Store

9. Search for the Redbox channel and choose it from the search result.

10. Next, tap on the Add Channel button to add the Redbox channel.

After that, you can launch the Redbox channel on your Roku from the Channel list.

How to Watch Redbox on Roku

1. Open the installed Redbox app on your Roku device.

2. Sign in with the login credentials, and you will get the Redbox home screen. There is no activation process needed in the Redbox app.

Redbox on Roku

3. Select the Movies or Free Live TV option.

Redbox on Roku

4. Choose any video and start streaming.

Alternative Method – Screen Mirror Redbox on Roku

If you have installed the Redbox app on your smartphone, you can use it to mirror the app to your Roku device or TV.

Mirroring Redbox App to Roku from Android Smartphone

Connect your Android smartphone and Roku to the same WiFi network. Then, enable the Screen Mirroring feature on Roku and follow the steps below:

1. Launch the Redbox app on your Android smartphone. If you haven’t installed the Redbox app, install the app from the Google Play Store.

2. Once you install the Redbox app, launch it and sign in to your account.

3. Pull down the Notification Panel and tap the Cast icon.

Tap on Cast

4. Next, choose your Roku device from the list of available devices.

5. Return to the Redbox app and mirror its content to Roku.

Screen Mirror Redbox to Roku from iOS Smartphone

1. Enable the AirPlay on Roku from Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings. Then, choose the AirPlay option and turn it on.

2. Next, connect your iOS Smartphone and Roku to the same WiFi network.

3. After that, install the Redbox app from the App Store.

4. Next, launch the Redbox app after installation.

5. Sign in to your Redbox account and pull down the Control Center. Next, tap on the Screen Mirroring icon.

Tap on Screen Mirroring

6. Then, your Roku device will show up on your iOS Smartphone’s screen; click on your Roku device.

7. Go back to the Redbox app and mirror its content to your Roku device or TV.

Redbox Not Working on Roku

In the Redbox app, you will face some streaming issues while watching movies and TV shows. The primary reason for this issue is due to server overloading. You will get an error message, “Sorry, but we could not authenticate your device and can’t continue.” This means that the Redbox server is too busy and can’t play any videos. If you face this error, we advise you to stream the video content after 30 or 45 mins.

Other than that, you can also try simple troubleshooting tips to fix the issue.

  • Restart the Roku device.
  • Uninstall the Redbox app and install it again.
  • If you are using the old version of Roku, update the firmware on Roku. This will also update the Redbox app.
  • Turn off the Roku TV and try again after 15-20 mins.


1. Is Redbox free on Roku?

Yes, Redbox is free to add from the channel store.

2. Can you use Redbox codes on Roku?

Yes, you can use the Redbox promo codes to redeem points on the Roku streaming device or TV. Enter the promo code when you buy or rent the video title to redeem it.