Most everyone enjoys watching a movie now and then. That’s just a simple fact. If you don’t believe me, check out the success of video chains such as Blockbuster, and Hollywood Video. It’s astounding.
Blockbuster does not charge late fees or assign due dates on movie rentals. It will cost a little extra if you want to exchange movies at a brick and mortar outlet as well as online.
Browsing. Your local video store will generally have a wall or section devoted to new releases. The rest of their catalog will either be organized alphabetically or by genre or not at all. Browsing for movie titles can take hours if you’re undecided. When you rent go movies online, all providers offer easy to use websites that allow you to search for movies alphabetically, by genre, by year, by director, by actor, by rating and more. Picking a movie to watch online is a cinch.
Savings. When you rent movies online from DVD by mail services, they typically have subscription plans that allow several DVD rentals, some even unlimited, per month for monthly fees as low as $5.95. Even if you only rent movies online only twice per month, you are already ahead. With instant video streaming services, typical plans run from about $8+ per month or, if you opt for a per rental provider such as iTunes or YouTube, you will typically pay $0.99 – $3.99 per online movie rental. Though the latter may be close in price to what you are currently paying at your local video store, you need to factor in both points 1 and 2 (Selection, Availability) and, more importantly, point 4 which is “Convenience”.
How can you watch movies instantly so you don’t have to wait for them by mail? You can watch movies instantly right on your PC, Xbox, Playstation, TV or any other internet ready device. You can also download them to watch later. This added option means you can watch shows or online movies at any time of the day or night.
Before you rent online from Blockbuster for streaming, be sure you have the compatible hardware. Software requirements are pretty standard and most PCs should have the basic software like internet explorer.
Blockbuster also allow their customers to purchase movies with some at discounted prices while Netflix doesn’t offer such a program to date. Blockbuster also offer game rentals. And, with all the innovations taking place in the online movie rental industry, there is still a lot more to come!