The options available when you rent movies online are incredible. And keep growing as the services get more and more popular. There are many ways in which you can watch a DVD instantly without having to wait for it to be mailed to you. You can watch movies on your TV, gaming device as well as PC.
How do the online movie rentals work? Services like Netflix and Blockbuster allow subscribers to rent a certain number of DVDs at a time. This allows you to have 1, 2 or 3 movies out at a time. When a DVD is returned, the next movie in your list is shipped out to you. Monthly plans for 1, 2 or 3 movies cost $8.99, $13.99 and $16.99 at Blockbuster and Netflix.
So it is a good advantage to be able to watch as many movies as you can to get the most out of the membership. Being able to watch movies instantly allows this.
The options to watch movies instantly are also offered when you rent movies online at amazon.com, though their Unbox service and through iTunes.
Movies must be watched within a certain period of time under the conditions of these rentals. Neither amazon.com nor iTunes require a membership or membership fees, though both services do require special software to view the movies.
Movies can also be purchased outright in a download format at iTunes. Although more expensive than rentals, these movies can be watched whenever you like