Online Movie Rentals - How to Save Money (and Time) By Getting Your Movies Online
Renting movies is a great way to have some family entertainment time, but don't think that your only option is the local video store. These days there are lots of different options, from receiving DVDs through the mail to watching them instantly online. You can do it all from the comfort of your home. Here's a rundown of some of the latest ways to get movies:
1. Amazon Video On Demand is a service available through Amazon.com. With Amazon VOD you can purchase movies and television shows for a one-time fee. The rates for the videos range from $ 9.99 to $ 3.99 and there are select titles available for free. What makes Amazon VOD convenient is that your purchases are there for you to watch in the future. With each purchase, you build a video library that you can come back to again if you can't finish your movie right away. There are many different options for viewing as well. You can view your purchases on your computer, on your portable video device, your Tivo, y our Windows media player or your Xbox 360.
2. CinemaNow is another video on demand website that has television programs and movies available to watch. The site offers several different payment options. You can buy videos to watch repeatedly for between $ 10 and $ 20. You can also rent them for a lower rate, or purchase a subscription plan. For $ 29.95 per month, you can have access to their entire video library. You can watch as many shows as you want for the monthly price, or pay just $ 99.95 for a year's worth of access.
3. Netflix was one of the first companies to offer DVD rentals through the mail. For a flat monthly fee, you can rent up to 3 DVDs at a time. You can keep the movies as long as you want and when you return them, Netflix will send the next DVD on your Queue list. You can choose from thousands of movies and television shows and add them to your Queue list. You can organize your Queue list to suit your current tastes. With some plans, Netflix also allows you to take advantage of video on demand for select titles, so that you can watch them instantly on your PC.
4. Blockbuster Total Access is a mail order extension of Blockbuster's brick and mortar DVD rental stores. When you sign up for the service, you'll have a choice of four different plans. With each plan, you'll have a certain number of DVDs per month and a certain number of in-store exchanges. If you watch a movie and want another, you don't have to wait for the mail to come with the next one. You can take your movie into your local Blockbuster and exchange it for a new one.
If you're a movie fan, these plans will allow you to movies whenever you want them and at a better price than where you'll pay elsewhere.
Note that the plans listed above are subject to change, so make sure to visit the websites mentioned for the latest pricing and terms.