The internet is changing many industries today, even how we rent movies to watch in our homes. The traditional rental store is being replaced by companies that offer the option to rent movies online. And there are many advantages when you rent movies online as opposed to in store.
What are the advantages of renting online versus in store? Less travel time and costs- you don’t have to travel at all and can rent movies online from the comfort of your own home. This is also good if you don’t have a video store close by.
More availability of titles – there are more titles available online so there is more chance of getting the movie you want. Online companies do not need to worry about storage space as much as a store so can keep more in stock.
Saves time- you can find titles quicker and can organize them in your favorites list. There is a good search engine so you can find a title by actor, genre, title etc. The DVDs arrive in the mail and come with packaging to make the return quick and easy.
Saves money- no late fees (you can keep the movie as long as you want). There are lower rental fees. Prices at Netflix start at $8.99 for 1 movie per month, $13.99 for two and $16.99 for 3. Shipping is also completely free.
Many different options to watch DVDS- You can watch movies on your PC, laptop, TV, PS3 or Xbox. The list of compatible devices is growing too. You also have the option of watching movies instantly so you don’t have to wait a day or 2 for DVDs to arrive by post. Easy and quick- this is how the process to rent movies online works…
How does the process work? First you sign up to Blockbuster or Netflix, these are 2 of the most popular companies right now. They both have a number of plans to choose from. These vary from 1 to 3 movies out at a time each month at a fixed monthly cost.
Once you have chosen a plan, you make a list of titles you want to watch in your favorites list. If your movie happens to be out of stock, they will pick another on your list to send out to you free. You send the movie back once you have watched it. Once the return has been received, the next title on your list is sent out.
Overall, renting movies online is faster, more convenient with a huge selection of movies to choose from as well as a growing number of ways in which you can watch these movies.