The DVD rental industry as a whole has endured a parting of the ways ever since a way to rent movies online became available. The days of the customer being limited to going to the video store and standing in line has made way for sites such as Netflix who provide movies to rent online for a flat monthly fee.
Now Blockbuster, which has been the marquee name of the rental industry for many years, has decided to offer online movie rentals too. Just about all of us have walked into a Blockbuster video store at some point, and pretty much know the pros and cons of the service.
Why choose an online movie rental service?
As convenient as it can be to get your DVD “right now” as opposed to waiting a few days when you rent movies online, it can be just as disappointing when the movie you want is out of stock. You may also prefer the convenience of renting online from the comfort of your own home. And another great benefit is there are no late fees!
You can find movies easily and quickly. There are more titles to choose from online. No late fees. Options to watch movies instantly too on your TV, PC, PS3 and Xbox. These are just some of the great benefits on offer at online movie rental sites.
Most of us have toyed with the idea of renting online, and know that if you are an avid movie watcher then the prices are also very attractive.
How much do they cost?
There are rental plans available to rent from 1 to 3 movies per month. And there are never any late fees. You can return a movie whenever you like. You just need to return one movie to get the next one on your list.
Netflix plans cost $8.99 (monthly) for 1 movie, $13.99 for 2 and $18.99 for 3. Blockbuster charge $8.99, $13.99 and $16.99 for the same plans. Blockbuster also offer other membership options to rent and return in store too.
What are the differences between Netflix and Blockbuster?
There are some differences between the two; services like Netflix were one of the first to introduce a revolutionary way to rent movies online and to counter that, Blockbuster offered the unique option for their customers to choose between renting and returning in store and being able to rent movies online using their online movie rental account.
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!