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Netflix rival Redbox Instant to be available on Roku this summer
Netflix rival Redbox Instant to be available on Roku this summer

Pressing its bid to cut into Netflix’s market share, Redbox’s streaming video service will soon be available to Roku users. Redbox Instant by Verizon -- a joint venture by Coinstar Inc.’s Redbox and Verizon Communications Inc. that officially launched this year -- will be available on Roku’s set-top devices this summer, the companies said Thursday. The companies are trying to expand the ways customers can access the service as more people watch movies and TV shows online rather than by buying or renting DVDs. Roku devices, such as Roku 3, let viewers watch streaming Web video on TV sets. PHOTOS: The Billion Dollar Box Office Club "We've...

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