Since the introduction of VCRs some 20 years ago, we have enjoyed watching movies in the comfort of our homes. Blockbusters and similar video rental stores appeared to be available everywhere. We no longer had to attend the theaters to see full-length movies. We’re able to go into the store, rent the movie, watch it at home as numerous times even as we wanted, and return it by the due date.
Now with the option of DVDs, movies can be rented and returned through the mail. Netflix is one company that does this. You select a monthly fee, that could be as little as $4.99 monthly which entitles you to own one movie at a time. The most popular plan is $16.99 monthly for 3 DVDs at a time and watch movies instantly on your PC. There are no late fees or due dates. You go online and create an inventory and once you return the existing movie you’ve they send you another movie on your list. My daughter and her family love it movie2flow. They’re on a limited budget and find Netflix is less costly than the local movie rental store. They get excited with each new rental they receive. What a ingenious idea, forget about late fees or rushing to video store to beat the weekend crowds.
We now have gone one step further. I visited the iTunes Store where movies, shows, music videos, podcasts, applications, and video games have been included with the extensive iTunes Store’s catalog. This cataloge includes content from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Users can rent and download movies, then watch them for a short while as opposed to having to buy them. These movies are transferable to all or any sixth generation iPods. With Apple TV software you can rent and watch movies from you wide-screen TV without computer required. With iTunes there’s forget about driving to the video store or waiting for DVDs to reach in the mail. I rented a film for my 3 year old grandson and he loved watching it with me on my computer.
In the event that you enjoyed the movie you merely rented, and want to create it a permanent fixture in your digital collection you can get it. The iTunes Store has tens and thousands of movies available for purchase. If you get a select DVDs you will get a free digital copy which can be watched on iPod or iPhone and when and where you want. I is going to be purchasing my DVDs from iTunes, it’s so convenient and the prices were right.