New Online Streaming Platform Offers Free Christian and Family Entertainment
In March 2020, Vision Video launched its new free online streaming platform called Redeem TV. It is a donor-supported, ad-free service with no fees. With the catch phrase “Streaming Goodness,” Redeem TV features free Christian and family friendly movies/programming. The goal, according to their website, is to provide “encouraging, edifying and hope-filled entertainment for all ages.” They offer a growing library of roughly 1,500 dramas, documentaries, animated features, children’s programs, Bible studies and classic movies. With new titles being added each week, viewers can stream from the service’s website or download the Redeem TV app. The only requirement for viewing is to log in and create a user account.
Donations of at least $5 a month or $25 a year will give users access to additional donor content. Choosing not to donate, however, will not cut down on many viewing options. All users will have access to programs like the popular animated series Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith, the children’s show Ryan Defrates: Secret Agent, Dallas Jenkin’s dramatic short film The Ride, or the 2019 CGI fantasy The Pilgrim’s Progress. Other selections include award-winning documentaries like The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis and MacDonald and Hush, dramas like Where the Red Fern Grows and Vindication, and classic programming from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Users must keep clicking the “show more” tab at the bottom of each section to be able to see more of what’s offered.
Vision Video is owned by the Christian History Institute, a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded in 1981 by the late Kenneth Curtis. Ever since its creation, it has served as a distributor of Christian media. Redeem TV is available worldwide, but audio is English only unless other language options are shown. Some videos have subtitles or Spanish audio, with new languages and subtitles being added as they become available.