It’s hard to imagine that Netflix has been delivering since ’99, offering online streaming since just ’08. Now you can watch just about any movie on Netflix, anywhere you’re connected.
Prices for plans (they still ship DVDs remember?) start @ $4.99 with a limit of 2 ‘rentals’ a month, and the ability to stream up to 2 hours a month. Okay for the casual user or someone wanting to start out but considering a movie round about an hour 1/2 to 2 hours you’re looking at a couple of episodes or a movie a month.
From there they jump to unlimited instant streaming, with unlimited rentals a month, the only limit being the amount of DVDs out at once. (P.s. they even have blu-ray)
1 DVD – $9.99 / 1 BR $10.99 // 2 DVDs – $13.99 / 2 BRs – $16.99 // 3 DVDs – $16.99 / 3 BRs – $20.99 // 4 DVDs – $23.99 / 4 BRs – $28.99
They have deals with epix, Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM, HBO, Showtime, Starz, WB, 20th century fox, Universal, well.. everybody that makes movies really..
The app, of course is free but you’ll need a subscription to view anything. Good thing there’s a trial membership. Is it worth it? I’ve had it for years so I couldn’t vouch it’s any less or more beneficial, but thanks to Hulu and Netflix I don’t need cable, and I’ve seen every season of every TV show I can just about think of on em, and I went through the seasons as quickly or as slowly as I wanted.