Redbox Instant update adds support for rooted devices

July 2, 2013
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Just like many other apps including Netflix and Google Movies & TV, Redbox Instant launched and completely cut out users who have rooted devices. Verizon and Redbox blocked all users with a rooted device from being able to use and enjoy the app, and we couldn't stream rented movies. Today's update however, has fixed that issue, as well as a few others.

Today Redbox Instant by Verizon was updated in the Play Store to version 1.2, and we have a few important things to mention. For one, the issue of it crashing on 10-inch tablets appears to be fixes, even though it isn't mentioned in the changelog. Then they've "changed the way they handle rooted devices."

What does that mean exactly? Well, if you were rooted before you couldn't stream movies, as that was blocked. Now though, Redbox will simply warn the user to use caution, and that he/she is open to malicious activity. The big news here is the millions of root users now can use Redbox Instant should they choose.

However, the filter is a mess. That or their selection is still as terrible as before. The update mentions bug fixes and and stability improvements. Video plays a little better, but the quality is still quite poor. To put it lightly. Even Netflix looks better, and they could use some work too. It's a small but important update for us root users. Get it from the via below.

VIA: Play Store


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  • JPB

    Too little. Too late.