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GaryB007
Streaming Star

Redbox bankrupt... app shows nothing

So with the bankruptcy of the Redbox parent company everything Redbox shows nothing, the app and the website.   I did buy a few movies on there but are now not accessible. Lesson learned... buy the dvd, get a physical copy if you want it, never use the cloud.

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Redbox bankrupt... app shows nothing

@GaryB007 

From what I gather, looks like operations have been suspended.  Shame.  It was a good channel/app.

Unfortunately, if being managed by Chicken Soup for the Soul, Crackle and others may be next.

https://cssentertainment.com/

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The problem with many of these streaming services today is they remain tight-lipped when running into problems and feel no need to answer to their customers.  Just keep borrowing money until it finally runs out and then silently close up shop.

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DSHouston07
Channel Surfer

Re: Redbox bankrupt... app shows nothing

Yup apparently they just decided to screw everyone. I’ve lost probably $10k in movie ownership thinking they wouldn’t do anything like t. That it would be YouTube not Redbox who would do it. The bad part is that I’m sick enough that I wasn’t paying attention. 

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andyross
Roku Guru

Re: Redbox bankrupt... app shows nothing

Hopefully, if Redbox does shut down, they can sell the licenses to somebody else.

This is a good lesson to only "buy" movies/shows through a service that can link to Movies Anywhere. That will let you watch your purchase across multiple services.

https://moviesanywhere.com/ 

They currently link to : Verizon, DirecTV, Apple TV+, Prime, Fandango at Home (formerly Vudu), Google Play, Microsoft, Comcast/Xfinity.

I have a bunch of free movies from Comcast via Xfinity Rewards, and most of them are available across the services. I also have several BluRay movies registered.

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