For this next blog I choose to write about being able to watch and rent movies without even having to leave your house. As everyone knows renting DVDs from local video rental stores (Blockbuster, Movie Gallery) can be expensive. Last week I subscribed to an online movie rental site called Netflix.
Netflix is a cheap and easy website for watching and renting movies. Its only $8.00 a month for unlimited movie rental. You can either request for the movie you want on a disc or you can watch it instantly. Renting DVDs only takes two to three business days to get to your house. My preference for Netflix is watching the movie instantly by streaming it on the internet. This is really convenient because instead of having to wait for the movie or go to the store and waste extra money and gas, you can watch it with just a click on the mouse.
It’s also possible to hook the computer up to a TV and watch the movie on a bigger screen. Most laptops today have HDMI connections and all that is needed is a HDMI cord to plug in the laptop to the TV. One disadvantage to watching movies instantly is if you have a slow internet connection the movie will sometimes pause to load. This can get annoying because you can get really interested into the movie and then it just stops randomly to buffer (load). It’s sort of like a small commercial break, but without the advertisements.
Netflix is over all a better and less expensive way to rent movies. Every time I go to Blockbuster to get some movies, I end up spending like $15.00 for only four movies, which is a rip off. Some stores also have late fees for not returning the movie on time, Netflix doesn’t have late fees. You’re allowed to keep the movies for as long as you want to. This is convenient because sometimes you don’t have time to watch the movie. Netflix is defiantly the best way to rent and watch movies.