Want a free TV option on your console for those moments between gaming sessions? You now have another major choice. Redbox’s Free Live TV has arrived on consoles for the first time with an app for Xbox One systems. As before, you don’t have to sign in —the only gotcha is having to watch ads.
Redbox is expanding the channel selection, too. It’s still focused on speciality stations, but you now have access to Vevo music videos, Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting and movies from the Sam Goldwyn Channel. There are over 75 channels in total.
The app is already available on Android, Apple TV, iOS, Chromecast and smart TV platforms from Google, LG and Vizio. That’s still not ubiquitous (PlayStation owners clearly aren’t included), but it’s a big step forward for the fledgling service.